April 27, 2012

CRAFTERNOON BIKE BAG 'PATTERN'



Heyo! As promised I'm back today with the pattern for the bike bag that Elycia and I will be showing you how to make during the Sunday afternoon Crafternoon. Now, when I say pattern I mean not really a pattern. It's more like I have some measurements for you. You can wait until the actual broadcast begins but pre-cutting your pieces will save you some frenzied moments if you're hoping to keep up with us fast crafting broads. (That might not be true. We've been known to gab.)

As mentioned in the previous post you'll need to collect the following materials:
1 yard weather resistant fabric (or if you plan to mix patterns 1/2 yard for shell and 1/2 yard for lining)
1/2 yard 3/4" velcro (strong hold if possible)
3/4 yard 1" cotton webbing (for back loops so make sure it's sturdy)
complimenting thread
sewing machine
iron

I will warn you that I'm definitely over-estimating the amount of fabric needed but I like to have a bit extra in case of screw ups or previously unnoticed flaws in the fabric (ahem, thank you Fabricland).

From the fabric that you would like to use for the shell you will need to cut:
2 pieces measuring 12" wide by 8" tall
1 piece measuring 11 1/2" wide by 7" tall

From the lining fabric you will need to cut:
2 pieces measuring 12" wide by 8" tall
1 piece measuring 11 1/2" wide by 7" tall
2 pieces measuring 5 1/4" wide by 3 1/4" tall

That's it! The rest we'll do together on Sunday.

To take part in the fun you'll want to tune in to our UStream channel at 4pm EST on Sunday. Also, be sure to follow me and Elycia on Twitter for live updates. UStream also has a chat option but for some reason it didn't work for the majority of the evening.

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