Introduction: Bike Bag DIY

Never worry again about where to put your keys, phone, or money when you're out enjoying a bike ride.  Make this cute and easy bike bag to take care of all of your things.  You can find this and more fun DIY sewing projects at http://etcetorize.blogspot.com.

Step 1: Materials

Here's what you need:
-fabric (I'm using an upholstery sample that I got for free ages ago but you can use anything that's sturdy and has some weight to it)
-thread
-bias tape (any size double fold)
-sticky back velcro (both sides)
-pins, scissors, tape measure, and sewing machine
-craft paper if you're making pattern pieces.  (You might be brave and just go straight to fabric)

Step 2: Step 1-Making Your Pattern

Create and cut out your pattern similar to the one below, cutting two of the rectangle and one of the arched piece.

Step 3:

When you place your pattern on your fabric, make sure to take to watch the direction of your fabric. Because mine has writing on it, I wanted to make sure that one side wasn't upside down.

Step 4: Sew Seams

Sew seams along three straight edges, leaving the top open.

Step 5: Sew Corners

Squeeze the notched corners so that you get a flat edge and sew across.

Step 6:

It should look like this now:

Step 7: Attach Lid

Turn your pouch right side out and attach the long straight edge of the arched piece to the back.  Lay right sides together and stitch across edge.

Step 8: Finishing the Edges

Attach the bias tape along the curved 'lid' and around the top of your pouch.

Step 9: Closures

Center your velcro and pop a dot on both the pouch and the lid

Step 10:

Now this step probably should have been done first, but I wasn't exactly sure of the placement so I left it to last.  Cut two strips of bias tape approximatley 14-15" (35cm) long.  Fold the tape in half and tack onto the back of your pouch near the top.  This is what you'll use to attach the bag to your handle bars

Step 11:

There you go, now you're ready to ride in style!

Comments

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grannyjones made it! (author)2012-07-02

So very cute!
I first thought is was made from a placemat.

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Etcetorize made it! (author)Etcetorize2012-07-03

Thanks! You could probably use a placemat if you wanted. The pattern would be small enough to fit~

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jessyratfink made it! (author)2012-07-02

Very cute and a great idea too. :D

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