Hiking Daypacks for the Whole Family

This was a massive project for me, but I was determined to complete it this year in time for the summer hiking season. The reason for making our daypacks was to get a better fit on our shoulders and reduce the pack's weight overall. I was able to accomplish both. The packs are 63-77% lighter... Continue Reading →

Hiking Daypack Version 2

After my first prototype, I adjusted the pattern to better fit my body. If you want more information about the materials used and where on the pack, check out my previous post. Pattern Prototype 2 The significant changes occurred at the top of the back piece. First, I widened the back piece from 11-1/2 to... Continue Reading →

Hiking Daypack Version 1

My big project right now is sewing daypacks for myself and, eventually, others. This was my first version using cheaper fabrics and notions. My eventual final pack will have all the bells and whistles. Pattern I used this pattern for the main pack, which is identical to the Zipworks 30L pack. The straps are from... Continue Reading →

MYOG: Waterproof Breathable Jacket

Making waterproof jackets has been a 2+ year project, and I'm so happy to have it done. I learned a lot and am excited to tackle more outdoor gear. Download Pattern I’ve made our patterns available for download. DOWNLOAD FROM GUMROAD Click the colorful button above, and a new tab should open with the Gumroad... Continue Reading →

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