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Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by el manana, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Clare

    Clare Ultralighter

    I'm thinking of buying a metre of cuben and making some stuff sacks for my quilt and clothes. Do I need to seal the seams and if so with what tape? I can't see anything obviously suitable on extreme textiles. Or can I just cut some thin strips of cuben and stick them over the seams with thinned silicone?
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  2. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    You don’t necessarily need to seal them but if you’re sewing then taping as well might help extend the life of the sacks.

    Extrem sell cuben tape, I’ve not tried it but presumably it’s the right stuff, reads like it’s a sticky backed strip of cuben. They also sell double sided tape if you’re wanting to bond the sacks or make your own tape
  3. Clare

    Clare Ultralighter

    Thanks @theoctagon I somehow missed that page. So if I sew without taping will it still be waterproof? Does the fabric somehow seal itself around the stitch holes?
  4. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    If you need them waterproof then they’ll need sealing in some way after sewing. The holes created by sewing can elongate if put under strain, taping should prevent this
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  5. Clare

    Clare Ultralighter

    Thanks. I'll buy the cheaper double sided tape and make my own cuben tape.
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  6. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    If you're buying double sided tape, why not just bond them instead of sewing, then you don't need to seal them?
    Video
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  7. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    IMO using double sided tape would be far easier than stitching then taping & just as strong; if you're concerned about the strength of the joint just go with the 25mm tape rather than the 13mm. Plenty of YouTube how to vid's.
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  8. Clare

    Clare Ultralighter

    okay I will :thumbsup:
  9. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    From Experience - bond cuben if you can, rather than stitching.
    On stuff sacks working out how get around the bottom corners and maintain it water tight(ish) - that's the difficult bit :D.
    Practice with some paper and selotape (other brands are available :whistling:).
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  10. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Bond the whole bottom (as a 2-d rectangle) then fold the 2 corners as a 3-d cuboid (as with wrapping a parcel)?
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  11. Clare

    Clare Ultralighter

    What am I missing here? Can't it just be a flat bottom seam as in the video? What is this parcel wrapping analogy of which you speak?
  12. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Just try it with a piece of paper first :).
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  13. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I meant something like in this video (start at about 1 minute) but instead of folding the sides after doing the top but not yet the bottom, the top and bottom will be bonded when you fold and bond the sides. It gives the stuff sack a 3D effect and, I think, lessons the chance of putting peal forces on the bottom seam.
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  14. Clare

    Clare Ultralighter

    Let's Wrap! I shall have to examine giftology in more detail later. I may need a drink first.

    Meanwhile following @ColinHawke's posting this morning of an Apex lined stuff sack/pillow and an ancient posting from @Graham about a tyvek pillow case I'm wondering if I could make a combined tyvek (or cuben) combined quilt stuff sack/day pack/inflatable/apex lined on one side "thing". And if it could ever be worth the trouble.
  15. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    For simple stuff sacks have a look at the YAMA Mountain Gear Vid & Suluk46 vid.
  16. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

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  17. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    :sorry:.......may be some people need to be told twice? :angelic:
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  18. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Half meter of cuben will make a 25 - 30l pack if you make the back panel/pockets out of something else ....:rolleyes:
    Just sayin
  19. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Xpac V15 now available at RBTR
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  20. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

  21. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Same weight as vx07, could be a winner.
  22. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    OK I'm very tempted by this stuff. I'd like to put an order in but postage is …… Anyone else also want to order and share the postage costs ??
    Please :)

    PS I'd use Fedex as carrier.
  23. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Wonder if they sorted the problem with the non x ply fabrics leaking?
  24. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    ?? - did I miss something ??
  25. ColinHawke

    ColinHawke Trail Blazer

    Oops sorry I’ve already put an order in for 4 yards today of the blue. If you’re quick I may be able to amend the order.

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