I’ve been in the market for a while now for a good handlebar bag. I wanted something cheap that can carry the basics (camera, wallet, keys, Clif Bars, etc.). The problem is that I’m a poor college student and didn’t want to spend $30 or more on the bag. Do you know how much Ramen that is? So I decided to make my own.
The bag actually turned out pretty well. It fulfills all of the above-mentioned criteria and cost a grand total of $4. It took about an hour to make. My description here is kind of clumsy, but check out the photos for clarification.
This is my first Instructable. I was surprised that there wasn't one on here already for a handlebar bag, so I decided to document my efforts.
Small bag – I bought a small leather zippered bag at a local thrift store for $1. I wanted something that wasn’t too wide (it had to fit between my hands when they’re on the handlebars), wasn’t too big, and looked fairly sturdy.
Velcro strips – These were about $2.75 at Wal-Mart. Don’t get the kind with adhesive backing; get the kind that can be sewn on. The kind I got comes in a 30” strip. Check out the photo to see the packaging.
Needle and thread or sewing machine.