Sunday, 23 October 2016

Bike bag

I've been absent from the blog for a while now. Life changes all the time with kids and I don't have the free time I used to. I've still been making things, just not at the rate I used to. I miss it though. I tend to only have the time to make things that are specifically requested by my kids and here are a few of the things I made in the last few months. Mostly made at night, once the kids have fallen asleep, hence the badly lit photos!
This one was definitely a practice. My daughter had just got her first bike and it came with a cargo rack. We had gone for a few rides and had tried to tie bags and coats etc on to the rack but it wasn't a great solution. She asked if I could make her a bag and I said I'd try, despite not having any nice waterproof fabrics at the ready. I'd class this bag as a first try! I didn't have enough of any of my fabrics to make the whole bag so I had to patchwork it, which is a little crazy. The bag works fine and it is really spacious. My daughter was really happy when she saw it the next morning, despite the fabric mix up making me cringe a little, she has used it a fair few times. When I finally have the time to remake it, I will definitely invest in a more sophisticated material and make the attachment press studs a little more easy to fasten and remove.
  Otherwise the pattern worked really well and it fastened to the cargo rack very securely, so it was generally a success.




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