Monday, July 9, 2012

Cute little bike bag

On Saturday, Nick and I took our annual Fourth of July 20-mile bike ride up and down the Delaware River Canal Towpath. As luck would have it, at the end of June, Sew Mama Sew posted a quick little bike bag tutorial. This was great timing as I had been meaning to pick up a small bag to stash tissues and chapstick in while we're on our rides. Those are my absolute must-haves, of course!

The great things about this pattern are that it's super quick to put together and I was able to use scraps for the entire thing! These are leftover scraps from the backing on MaMotts' 90th Birthday Quilt. They're so bright and cheerful.

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I guess I was eager to get going on our ride and didn't realize that 3/4 of the bag was in the shade. Don't worry, the fabric doesn't have any weird color issues.

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The bag works great and will fit on many different styles of bikes because the straps are velcro. There is also a velcro strip on the inside of the bag to keep it closed. My only disappointment with the pattern is that you sew on the velcro after you make the bag, so you see the stitch lines for the velcro on the outside of the bag. Not a huge deal for a bag that is solely going to live on my bike, but if I was to make it again, I might try to figure out a way to have this not happen.

Anyway, I highly recommend it for a quick and easy project!

3 comments:

  1. That is super cute. I don't own a bike but I'd still make one. With that said it would make a great gift to cyclist friends!

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  2. Thanks guys! It really is handy. I never thought of making this as a gift for a cyclist friend--good idea! I'm going to write that down for Christmas gift ideas.

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