This instructable shows how to make a side bag/purse out of old bike tubes and billboards/vinyl.
*I very much suggest to read my how to sew bike tubes/vinyl
instructable before you make this!
What you'll need to make a Side Bag/Purse:
-Old bike tubes (26" or 29" are the widest. just ask for these at most any bike shop).
-Vinyl (I use old billboards. I called up Next Media and they gave me a few free ones).
-Lube (I used cooking oil because it's cheap, biodegradable, wipes off easy, and leaves a shiny coat).
-Most any sewing machine with a leather/denim needle and adjustable tension.
-Hot glue gun for tacking tube in place before sewing (optional, but makes it way easier/quicker. you can use clamps/safety pins too.)
-A clasp: i use a bike cog in this instructable. You could also use valcro, buckles, buttons, snaps, nothing - whatever.
-A strap: I use an old one ripped off another bag. Or you can make one out of seat belt, more tubes, etc.
For more things you can make out of bike tubes/vinyl check out my other instructables:
The Wallet - Male
The Wallet - Female