I believe it was mentioned that I lost the stuff sack for the rain poncho while hiking into Coimbra, Portugal. (It was the only off-and-on rainy day of the entire trip. And at some point the rain returned while we were going up and down hilly streets in the suburb south of the city. I shoved the stuff sack into a pocket. Mistake. Never saw it again.)
Random plastic grocery sacks can only work just so well at containing the billows and bumps of a yard or more of taffeta.
When we got home it was time to figure out a new container for the poncho.
|Components, partially constructed. Cylinder is inside out.|
It's hard to see, but the selvages of the side seam were zigzagged and sewn down. The ends of the cylinder ran through the serger. There is a break in the side seam where one edge is folded down--that's the access point for the tube.
The circle was sewn to the bottom of the cylinder (many, many pins) and that seam allowance was sewn down for stability.
The rouleau was threaded through the tube and a knot and a couple of decorative beads added. This was the point at which I realized that (1) I needed a cord lock and (2) there are none in the house. Oops.
The poncho is stuffed inside the bag in the bottom photo and the opening is mostly closed by a slip knot in the cord. I think it will do--the poncho isn't the kind of tiny thing that can worm itself out that opening after all.
|New stuff sack.|