Bike Bag & Purse in one

Added Jan 12, 2013

by SoftGoodsJess

Pittsburgh, Penn...

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Description

This BIke Bag is designed to fit securely between the handlebars of a bicycle using 3 Velcro loops to mount on almost any style of bike. After an awesome ride the bag can be removed & in a few steps, transform into a stylish purse or hip bag.

A simple 3 piece pattern has a main section using 2 darts to give the bag depth in the shaping & a front panel with a pocket option. The inner liner allows for two pockets separate from the main section. Feel free to modify the design where preferred.

I chose a heavy style of waterproof material to make my sample, you can also use just about any fabric as long as it can maintain a supportive structure. Some examples would be a heavy cotton such as denim, duck cloth, & thicker styles of Corduroy. A lighter material such as quilting cottons can be used with the support of firm interfacing between layers. Have fun with it!

Material Notes

Fabrics

Main Material:
600×300 Denier Polyester With 0.55mm PVC Embossed Backing
http://www.rockywoods.com/Fabrics-Kits/Heavyweight-Polyester-Fabrics/600×300-Denier-Polyester-With-0-55mm-PVC-Embossed-Backing

Pocket Liner: 600D Polyester, Black

Binding: 150D Polyester, 1.5" bias cut, black
I used an industrial Juki with a binding attachment to add the edge binding

Hardware:

1" Webbing Black Polyester
1" D-rings x2
1" Snap Hooks x2
1" Velcro Loop, Black
1" Single Bar Slide
One Black Coat toggle set

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Unisex
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Casual, Military, Vintage
Material
Corduroy, Cotton, Denim, Polyester

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    Jun 18, 2013, 05.09 PMby Roma Maria

    wooo, it is amazing BIke Bag. I am definitely making it :-D

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    Apr 26, 2013, 02.35 PMby maidenjane

    Fantastic! I have been looking for a handlebar pattern and never found one I like. This fits the bill! Thanks!

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    Mar 24, 2013, 04.06 PMby kintijap

    Great job, I am listing this in my must-do list as I am a passionate bicycler all year round from spring to winter. ;)

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    Jan 13, 2013, 03.40 AMby quiltsewsewsue

    Great little bag!

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    Jan 12, 2013, 11.17 PMby jennyrecorder

    Thankyou for posting this! I love riding and my bike has Dutch panniers, but all the other sorts of bags are soooo expensive here in Oz. I am definitely making it :)

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    Jan 12, 2013, 10.47 PMby Mary Athey

    Just fab!! X

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    Jan 12, 2013, 08.35 PMby Sara Álvarez

    Useful and pretty. I’m making it for sure!

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