DURATION
  • 45 minutes
SKILLS

Easy

WHAT DO YOU NEED
  • main fabric and lining fabric (about 24cm x 48 cm)
  • A small piece of elastic
  • A button for the closure
  • Snaps or velcro to attach the bag to the bike
  • Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies

This is an easy, afternoon project. Cut out this shap of fabric. I used sort of plastic, table cloth fabric so you don’t have to worrie about taking this of your bike when it rains. You also need a peace of elastic rope an a button.  

The first thing to do is sew the elastic rope to the side of de outside fabric. Make sure its sewed on tight because, when you use the bag, you are going to pull on it a lot. 😊

For the next bit, you need to fold the outside fabric inside out.  So the “good side” is on the inside.  First we are going to sew the sides of the bag.   After that, you need sew the corners of the bag. This was a bit tricky for n00bs like me. Just turn the fabrick, so that the seam you’ve sewn just now is on top of the fabrick. Push the seam open.  Line up the fabric and just sew across the corners. Do the same with the other side.

Next you need to cut out 4 pieces of fabrick for the handles of the bag, if you want to attach it to your bike. If you’re making a lunch bag, you can skip this bit.

Line up 2 pieces on top of each other with the wrong side of the fabrick facing outside. Then you sew all the way around the fabrick, with a seam of 0,5mm and don’t forget: don’t sew all the way around! Leave a wide enough gap to flip the fabrick inside out. You’ll end up with something like this 👇

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