I recently found out how great packing cubes are!
Unfortunately my love of the color black has done me in. All of the cubes are the same color and I only have 2 sizes for 6 cubes so I can’t tell anything apart.
So, I thought of a solution. Tags! I wanted them to be able to snap off so I could change the tag to a bigger or smaller cube based on what I packed.
I either wanted snaps or velcro and I didn’t know how I was going to create the letters.
I considered leather and embossing the tags but I thought it would be heavy and tedious and it would look homemade. So I found printer paper that you can iron onto clothing. The instructions suggested white cotton. I wanted a heavier cotton so it wouldn’t be too flimsy.
I ended up with a heavy weight cotton in the chalkboard cloth section. Not sure what this cotton is used for normally.
I then cut them into rectangles and surged the edges with a rolled edge.
I ironed them flat then ironed the words for the tags. I printed them backwards so they would iron on correctly.
Once I did that I had to sew on each snap…Which took forever.
And here is the final project!
I love how easy they are to switch to bigger or smaller cubes and how sturdy they are. I also love how professional they look. There could have been more frill or “design” but I like how simple it is. The best part is that it only cost about $20. It would have been only about $10 but I had to purchase white Serger thread that I didn’t have before.