Make Your Own Double-Sided Stuff Sack

I drew up these instructions when my Boy Scout troop decided to make their own hammocks. Stuff sacks are an easy do-it-yourself project with minimal sewing skills. I often have enough left over material from other projects to scrap together a stuff sack, but you can purchase all the materials from your local fabric store or online. I found all my material from

If you’re not into sewing, but you are in the market for a double-sided stuff sack, I highly recommend the Jacks “R” Better Speed Sacks.

DIY double-sided stuff sack

  7 comments for “Make Your Own Double-Sided Stuff Sack

  1. January 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Great idea and easy instructions. Thanks!

  2. Joe
    July 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Would an asymmetrical tarp, like the ones outlined at DIY Gear Supply, fit in the large stuff sack or would you recommend making two stuff sacks, one for each side?

    • Derek
      July 20, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Yes, they would fit in this stuff sack. If you make a sleeve for both sides, you’re really making a Snake Skin stuff sack.

      • Vernon
        March 27, 2015 at 6:38 am

        HEY…since you mentioned “snake skins” how about a set of DIY plans for various size snake skins…I really like the concept but lack the Imagineering .

        • Derek
          March 27, 2015 at 5:54 pm

          It’s in my new book!

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