|Mine's in there somewhere~
When I returned to Canada I just had to get a bike that was similar and I found this lovely ride.
But it's been several years and I have yet to find an awesome basket for it. They just don't seem to make them anymore.
So, I've come up with my own. It's small, just big enough for my keys and a bit of cash, but it will do the trick....for now~
Here's what you need:
-fabric (I'm using an upholstery sample that I got for free ages ago but you can use anything that's sturdy and has some weight to it)
-bias tape (any size double fold)
-sticky back velcro (both sides)
-pins, scissors, tape measure, and sewing machine
-craft paper if you're making pattern pieces. (You might be brave and just go straight to fabric)
1) Create and cut out your pattern similar to the one below, cutting two of the rectangle and one of the arched piece.
When you place your pattern on your fabric, make sure to take to watch the direction of your fabric. Because mine has writing on it, I wanted to make sure that one side wasn't upside down.
2) Sew seams along three straight edges, leaving the top open.
3) Squeeze the notched corners so that you get a flat edge and sew across. (For better pictures of this method you can also check out my Sharp Corners tutorial)
|That's fading henna on my hand,
not some weird disease~
It should look like this now:
5) Attach the bias tape along the curved 'lid' and around the top of your pouch.
6) Center your velcro and pop a dot on both the pouch and the lid
7) Now this step probably should have been done first, but I wasn't exactly sure of the placement so I left it to last. Cut two strips of bias tape approximatley 14-15" (35cm) long. Fold the tape in half and tack onto the back of your pouch near the top. This is what you'll use to attach the bag to your handle bars
There you go, now you're ready to ride in style!
In doing this project I was suddenly (at the end of it all) inspired to create something completely different, so I'll try that idea too and let you know if it turns out.
Have a great weekend everyone! It's Canada Day on July 1st! Whoo hoo! Looooong weekend, hot weather, and fireworks, who could ask for anything more.