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Topic: Bike Seat Covers - mini-tut. YAY!  (Read 2280 times)
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« on: June 07, 2006 09:59:56 PM »

'Kay... think this might go here... Anyway. Me and my mum got new bikes last week.
The seats are not made for our... 'shapely assests' so the first few rides were hell. Not only because of the seat, but 'cause of the huge hills we rode up  Undecided
Finally I decided to use my new bargin-bin fabrics (good stuff) for nice, soft, foamy, seat covers. Had some Foam left over from a mask I made a while back. Few layers of that, and the ride was much better. Did a few tests first before we figured it all out. Mine was the test subject  Tongue
Here's the completed-ness  Grin


Ingredients:
Fabric
Foam
Thread
Needle/Sewing Machine
Shoe Lace, String or Rope

Distructions:
1. With foam, the thin stuff, cut out the shape of the bike seat. Include the sides of the seat. If you know what I mean. You can have as many layers as you want.
2. Use the foam as a guide to measure your fabric, leaving about an inch and a half. This will be your seat.
3. Measure the perimeter of the foam and cut out a long strip of fabric in that size.
4. Sew the long strip into a tube shape, leave half an inch for sewing.
5. Pin the tube to the perimeter of the seat, right sides together. Leave half an inch at the back for your rope/lace/string/gum.
6. Sew and turn it inside out.... DUN DUN DUN! =O a cover!
7. Once your two peices are sewn, thread a shoe lace, or strong sting, through.
8. Place all your foam layer onto the seat, then put your cover on top... You may need help placing the cover on... one person holding the cover in place while the other ties it, tightly. You don't want to be sliding around.

My distructions are a tad bit messy, I should have pictures to clarify a bit more by the weekend.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2006 10:08:13 PM »

that is genious! i'd love a tute!
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2006 07:56:54 AM »

I agree with the genius, a tute would be nice. My bikeseat isn't so comfy so this could help. Would batting be good, too?
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2006 12:25:55 PM »

Heh, genius... Thanks  Cheesy

I'll see what I can do about that tut.
Probably takes 30-45 mins to make. The longest part is just stringing the lace or whatever through.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2006 01:01:42 PM »

yay! a squishy for my tushy! maine roads are not as smooth as they would have you believe Wink
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2006 08:50:38 AM »

Destructions for the bike seat covers have been added  Tongue

I've only been down one smooth road and that was ages ago in a different city o_O
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2006 03:44:04 PM »

What a fabulous idea. I would so use that.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2006 02:25:24 AM »

nice seat covers!  in the past i have made seat covers for my scooter and i did it the hard way!  in the future i will just make a bigger version of yours!  thanks for the insight! 

i may have to make one for my husband too!
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