Bicycle Basket Liner AND Cinch Bag

I’ll admit, I’m completely spoiled by the weather in Southern CA. Almost everyday is perfect for a bike ride. Don’t hate.  I’ve had this cruiser for about 3 years now and always just dealt with my phone, wallet, water bottle, etc. getting tossed around while I ride and trying not to lose control while fumbling with the contents.

And so the challenge began… Make a basket liner that could hold all my junk (phone, wallet, glasses, keys, water bottle) and usually Chris’ and Zander’s junk too (jackets, toys, etc.)

I searched the world wide web in hopes of finding a pattern/tutorial that would fit my basket, exactly. No such luck. I found this tutorial, but it wasn’t much help. I only used it for ideas on pockets. I had to face my fear and make my own pattern, eek.

Surprisingly, everything went smooth.  I made the pattern and sewed everything from scratch. I even made it into a muli-functional cinch bag… to carry all my junk when i”m not biking.  Serious, could not be more proud of myself. It turned out pretty awesome.

Hope this inspires you to face any fears you have about sewing, and just do it.

12 thoughts on “Bicycle Basket Liner AND Cinch Bag

  1. Hello, Thank you for showing this great idea.My basket has another size. Perhaps I try to do one…
    Greetings from germany
    Martina

    • Hi Laura, thanks for your interest but unfortunately I do not have a pattern for this. I’ll definitely think about making one as many people have asked.

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