So, I got a Schwinn cruiser from the thrift store a few weeks ago, and couldn't be more excited! I haven't had a bike in about 15 years, so I was pretty psyched to craft things for my new toy/mode of transportation. I didn't want a basket. They're very cute and pretty, but I had to be different! So, I naturally looked on craftster for inspiration! I was inspired by the bag haroldlovesmaude made for her partner in the bike swaphttp://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=171612.msg1786496;topicseen#msg1786496
So, a few thrift store pillowcases later, here we are:
The lining- because I'm a badass. My tires even say that! Ha!
Gotta have sparkle! My beads wouldn't fit on my sewing needle, so I put them on some wire, formed the wire into an "S", and sewed that on
. Whatever works.
I put a horizontal strip across the back. I figured that when I ride my bike somewhere, I can take the bag off, and use it as a clutch, and have the strip as a handle on the back.
The damn cat (not mine) getting in on the action. He kept touching me.
Action shot! Not a good pic. Doesn't do much for my bike's cuteness, but you get the idea.
I used techniques I learned from the jordy and lined zippered pouch tutorials to make my on concoction. Thanks for looking! C&C always welcome!