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Saddle bags for the hopeless romantic

Added May 24, 2015

by MissElly

Midtjylland, Den...






This one was a stash buster – and as usual, ended up straying from the original pattern. No lining was used, but I did use a double layer of sturdy cotton over the entire project (i.e. ‘Cut x1 of panier top’ and I cut x2) to give a tad more structure.
Basically, I gave up on understanding/following the instructions half way through and made it how I wanted. Ergo, there are extra pockets on the inner sides of the top flaps (with zipper openings so that things don’t fall out when lifting the flaps), the ruffles are nonexistent, the leather straps are much wider and chunkier, and the ‘girly’ detail is incorporated in the understated, FLAT lace panels.
Basically, once you ‘get’ the main construction points on this pattern, the sky’s the limit in regards to final aesthetics, size and functionality.

Material Notes

100% natural cotton, leatherette, lace trim, 4 zippers, 2 prong buckles

If/when I make this again I’ll likely leave out the prong buckles and go with tie straps instead. I much prefer the primitive, made it 100% myself aesthetic




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Beach, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Denim, Leather/Fur, Linen

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    May 25, 2015, 01.56 PMby malena

    I love the look of your bike bags! Thanks for the info in your description. Based on this, I’m going to try making a pair as well.

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    May 24, 2015, 09.37 AMby martinK

    you did a great job on this bag!

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