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Bike Bag & Purse in one

Added Jan 12, 2013

by SoftGoodsJess

Pittsburgh, Penn...






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


Main Material:
600×300 Denier Polyester With 0.55mm PVC Embossed Backing×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


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




Garment Type
Casual, Military, Vintage
Corduroy, Cotton, Denim, Polyester

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    Jun 24, 2015, 03.15 PMby angel72

    Thank you!

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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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