It's no secret I love biking, and it's no secret I love to sew! Now combine those two things in a conversation with others who enjoy it and you create #sewbiking! Today a bunch of us will be sharing some sewing tutorials for your biking pleasure!
Now since I don't generally bike on my own, think 3 kiddos with me here. A lot of scapres and bruises tend to happen. So I thought it'd be handy to have a mini First Aid kit on hand. The one I've created for today is just a small kit that is big enough for a small tube of polyspirin, some individual antiseptic wipes and lots of bandaids!
This little bag is SUPER simple! All you need is a little bit of ripstop (or a waterproof/water resistant fabric if you plan on leaving it on the bike) and a liner fabric...I used a quilting cotton.
1- Cut 8 pieces for your straps, I cut mine 1 1/2" by 3 1/2" for length (make sure to measure your bike post first, since it may be thinner or thicker.
2- Sew 2 pieces together, along the two long sides and one short side. Repeat for all 4 straps. When you're done, turn right side out.
3- Now, cut a piece 3 1/2" wide x 12" long from both the main and the liner fabrics. We'll start with the main. Fold over so that the bottom edge comes about 3/4 of the way up the piece and pin in place. The top of the piece will become your flap, so you don't need to worry about sewing it yet.
4- Now, insert your straps inside your pouch and place them where you would like them, leaving at least 1/2" between the top strap and where the fabric ends. Pin in place and sew. Repeat on the other side. Turn right side out.
5- Repeat step 3 with the liner fabric and sew each side side. When you're done, insert your liner into your pouch, fold edges in about 1/4" and topstitch them down.
6- Time for your velcro! Sew one side of the velcro to the front of the pouch near the top, and one side to your flap. Now sew on the velcro to your straps and you're done!
And now you've got a super simple and cute first aid pouch for you bike! My kids (or myself) will always know where the bandaids are for our rides!
Hope you enjoyed! And make sure to hop on over to these other blogs to see their #sewbiking tutorials. And don't forget to share your own creations or biking adventures on Instragram with the hashtag!