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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.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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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

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

Step 3:

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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

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

Step 5: Sew corners

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

Step 6:

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It should look like this now:

Step 7: Attach lid

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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

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

Step 9: Closures

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

Step 10:

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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

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There you go, now you're ready to ride in style!
grannyjones2 years ago
So very cute!
I first thought is was made from a placemat.
Etcetorize (author)  grannyjones2 years ago
Thanks! You could probably use a placemat if you wanted. The pattern would be small enough to fit~
Very cute and a great idea too. :D