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Topic: bicycle seat covers!  (Read 2227 times)
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« on: March 25, 2010 06:52:27 PM »

After I made my upholstered and painted saddles I wanted to come up with other ways to customize a bike. Well, Im still focusing on the seat, but this time with a removable cover.


These covers are completely made from recycled materials! The fleurs des lis are cut out of cotton, and then glued and stitched onto durable teal corduroy. The tops are lined with thick vinyl, adding some serious rain-protection (this way, only the fast-drying cover gets wet, instead of your whole saddle getting saturated and taking days to dry!). The sides are stretchy polyester, which will wear great and fit well over any seat. Theres a drawstring cord at the bottom of the cover to keep it tight.



Plus, they look awesome.


You can find more info and photos on my website!
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twilightmiracle
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010 07:01:42 PM »

OMG, what a great idea!  So unique, and I love the colours and patterns you chose.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010 07:33:34 PM »

These are fabulous!  When I saw the thumbnail on the main screen, I immediately thought of New Orleans.  Then I clicked on the link and saw the tag under your name.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010 08:17:29 PM »

I love these!!!!!

Was it difficult to make the pattern?

A matching helmet cover would be sweeet!
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010 08:27:03 PM »

I was going to ask how you make the patterns too.. b/c now I want to make a cool seat cover for ds's bike (his has a funny shaped seat)
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010 08:42:09 PM »

I love these!!!!!

Was it difficult to make the pattern?

A matching helmet cover would be sweeet!

I'll take photos and make a tutorial when I make my Saints covers, hopefully this weekend! There's a new law that if you're crafty and live in New Orleans you're required to make at least one Saints-themed product.

Helmet covers would have to be all stretchy fabric I think, like Lycra or Spandex. I haven't worn a helmet in years though, and I got skater helmets that looked so much cooler than the aerodynamic biker helmets.
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Nesse
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2010 08:49:22 PM »

Holy wow, these are so nifty! I wish I had a bike to decorate Cheesy
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