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Thread: bag making advice needed for a foldable bike

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    bag making advice needed for a foldable bike

    Hubby got a foldable bike for Christmas, he also wants a carrying bag for it. Something like the first one on this page:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...m-dahon-25378/

    I measured the folded bike and it's ~90" around, 30" tall and 20" wide and it weighs 25 pounds.

    Someone suggested using a 55 gallon trash bag but I was wanting something a touch more classy with carrying straps.

    Why is it when a person quilts and makes simple tote bags it all of sudden makes me a seamstress? Most people I say no, but since it's hubby I want to at least give it a try.


    Any ideas?

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    Basically you will make a simple tote rounded on the bottom and big enough to hold the bike. I would make two u shaped pieces big enough for the folded bike to go in. Make it out of heavy fabric, maybe canvas. Although a quilted bag would be heavy enough. If you want a quilted one, then make four u shaped pieces and add batting, quilt both sides, then sew them together. Use that webbing strap for the straps, unless you want to quilt straps. If you can get to a sporting goods store that sells rock climbing stuff they have a great strong strap material. Make two straps that goes from the bottom of the bag, makes a u and goes back to the bottom of the bag( one for each side of the bag). Sew the strap up the side to the top of the bag, like this: http://www.mayarts.com/blog/diy-tote-bag/ The straps will be stronger and help support the bike. Hem the top or add binding. You could do a tap with a snap or a button to close.

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    That's what I was thinking, using the strap to help support the bike. Thanks for the ideas. Sometimes I over think things.

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