I have an exciting announcement this morning–I’m going to be doing a monthly DIY post over on Cascade Bicycle Club’s blog. My first post is a DIY handlebar bag.
From my post:
Months ago, I promised a friend that I’d make her a handlebar bag for her bike. The project has been simmering for a while, mostly because I never felt like I had time to tackle drafting and sewing a bag from scratch. I made a few sketches, but that was about it.
That is, until crafty bike blogger @ibikeubike mentioned her awesome idea: just sew some Velcro loops on the back of a pre-made purse. Genius.
I modified her method a bit to include D rings for adjustability. What we’ve got here is a super-simple DIY craft that’s a good way to add some style to your bike. Use a bag you already own, or go pick up something fun at Goodwill—it works just as well for a guy or gal, depending on what type of bag you find.
Go read the rest over at Cascade’s blog.
If you’re digging the crafty bike thing and want to get your hands dirty in person, stop by the Seattle Bike Expo and I’ll teach you how to make reflective zipper pulls/key chains/what-have-you out of recycled inner tubes.
I’ll have all the supplies, so bring your creativity by Cascade’s booth on the second floor and let’s have some fun.
My session will be from 2-3 on both Saturday and Sunday. See you there?