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Pannier organizer (ver. 1)

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Lately I've been experiencing a low-grade frustration with my bicycle pannier which  has turned into a bucket-o-chaos.  This instructable will document my first attempt to straighten it up a little.

 
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Step 2: Stiff interior

cut out a cardboard shape that will fit inside the interior of the pannier.

I cut three such shapes out and glued them all together with wood glue.

Lay the glued boards down on some place flat, like the floor, lay a heavy object on top of that to keep it flattened while it sets up.

Step 4: Elastic grabbers

I felt like improvising on this without a plan.  I decided to give it elastic stripes on one side which could be used as arbitrary grabbers for this and that.

Cut out strips of elastic to go along one side.  I alternated the elastic with one inch of exposed stripes, measured out with a ruler.

Attach the elastic to the seam along one side where marked.

Stretch the elastic across, lining up the ends with the markings on the other side seam.  Sew those down.

Step 5: Pockets on the other side

I went with some haphazard pockets on the other side with no regard for regularity.

Attach those to the side seams

Step 7: Finish outer seam

next time, I will find a way to put the finish seam on the bottom.  I had a hard time getting a cosmetically acceptable finish on this seam on top here.  I ultimately glued a strip of fabric over it and went with that.
sunshiine2 years ago
I appreciated the design. Nice work!
Sunshiine
foobear (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thx!
Organize742 years ago
Fabulous Organization tip!
foobear (author)  Organize742 years ago
Thank you
Sexybeast912 years ago
This iz soooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! U would b famous if u sold this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
foobear (author)  Sexybeast912 years ago
Gee whiz! Thanks!
I love the way this looks. :) Very useful too!
foobear (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
thank you, very much
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