Make Your Own Double-Sided Stuff Sack

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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


11 Responses

  1. Great idea and easy instructions. Thanks!

  2. Joe says:

    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?

  3. […] Make your own double-sided stuff sack. […]

  4. […] a grommet on one end. The circular end cap helps open up the stuff sack for easy packing. Like a double-sided stuff sack, a Bishop Bag makes packing a little easier by keeping one end of the hammock attached and […]

  5. […] Grove trail, so our attention was focused in that direction. All our hammocks were fitted with double-sided stuff sacks, so packing was quick and easy and we were on the trail by 7:30 […]

  6. […] can be packed in double-sided stuff sacks that can decrease pitching times by allowing both ends of the hammock to be accessed easily. The […]

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