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Topic: Bicycle Basket Liners for my amazingly awesome Simple Seven  (Read 5763 times)
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« on: May 18, 2010 03:21:24 PM »

I'm fairly certain this belongs here....if not, please let me know so I can move it.

The other day my brother brought my bike in off the porch and gave it a complete tune up in an effort to encourage me to ride my bike to work.  ...he's always so awesome that way.
I agree...it would be best to ride my bike to work, but I always have so much stuff.
So I went and bought a basket.
...which was wire.  It's easily detachable so I can bring it up to the office with me or into the grocery store if I need.  (I work above a Trader Joe's...literally....ri ght upstairs.)



I thought the wire would never do.  I carry so much stuff, I really needed something that could hold little things as well as my big things.
I decided on basket liners.
...and I couldn't just make one.
Nope.
A girl's gotta have options!!
So I made two.
One for when I'm feeling all girly and pretty and one for when I'm feeling all 80's and reminiscing for my teenage years.

So here is what I came up with.

First one is the girly one.  Alexander Henry Regent Skull pink print with a grey duckcloth.  The lining snaps onto the basket.  One of the snaps looks a little wonky...and in all honesty, it is a little skewed...I don't know if I'll redo that one.





This second one is my "pining for the 80's" one.  Timeless Treasures Music Collection fabric (I received a 1/2 yard in a recent swap and loved the fabric so much I went out and bought 2 more yards...thanks so much Lindsay!!), with a black duckcloth.
This lining ties onto the basket.  I really don't have a preference as far as the "installation" of the lining onto the basket goes.  Both offer a unique look.





...and that's my tale of my bicycyle basket liners.
...not overly impressive...I know.
But I'm proud of them!
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010 03:40:37 PM »

These are great and very handy! I made some for my bike basket (back when I had a front basket). I was always worried about my keys falling out as I was riding!
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010 05:21:24 PM »

These are really cool.  I love the second fabric!
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010 06:52:51 PM »

sooo cute!  i love both of them! Smiley i love your bike also! i need a bike!
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010 07:17:42 PM »

Oh I looooove your design! The pink one is my favourite, it's so cute!
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2010 07:39:10 PM »

Sooo cute!
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010 08:22:22 PM »

Both are clever but I like the girly skulls best.

What have the Trader Joe's folks said about your bag liners? Almost every time I use the rice bag I turned into a shopping tote bag at TJ's
someone comments on my cool bag. They are into the cool and crafty shopping totes.
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010 08:25:14 PM »

I LOVE these!  What a terrific idea!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010 04:45:28 AM »

Thanks everone!! The people in TJ's always compliment by bags.  I'm always coming in with different ones that I've made.  The people that work at Trader Joe's area so nice...I love shopping there.  I've also had customers ask me too which is cool.  Smiley 
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2010 02:38:07 PM »

How did you go about constructing these? I have been trying to make one for months now and can never get it quite right.
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