After being disappointed with eBays poor range of saddle bags I decided to make my own. I wanted something vaguely vintage looking so I decided to pull apart an old army canvas bag. I used many of the pre-existing features of the bag in my final design. I needed a bag which could hold everything I needed for long rides. The bag can accommodate: Mini Pump Spare inner tube Clip on bike lights Keys Puncture repair kit Wallet
Step 1: Find a Bag to Destroy
The bag I have chosen is an old army style satchel which I found in a charity shop for about ÃÂÃÂ£2. It has an internal pockets, buckle fastening and a thick hemmed edge which I plan to utilise.
The first step is to begin disassembling the bag using a seam picker or a Stanley knife (be careful!) try not to cut through or rip the fabric.