Sewn Bike Bag

Recently I purchased a bike that would allow me to have bags along the back. I wanted something that I commute with and be able to go to the store, farmers market, park etc. What is exciting about being a sewer is that I was able to custom fit it for my needs. I found plastic coated cotton material at Z Fabrics to make it. I measured my boyfriend’s bike bags and created a pattern from it.
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I changed it a bit and turned it into a single bag. I created flaps that protect it more and added a strap from another bag to be able to carry it outside of the bike.

The inside is a canvas duck with pockets that house my bike lights and locks.

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There is a large amount of space to add many items. My purse fits really well inside.
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It folds up if there is not a lot of items inside.
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The back side I have some hard plastic preventing it from going into the wheels and some marine grade vinyl that I found in the scrap section at Jo-Anne Fabrics.
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In order for it to sit and stay on the bike I created some Velcro flaps that keep it in place.
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It comes off easily and I can use it as a messenger bag style.
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I have used it many times and I love it!

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