How To: Make Fab Panniers for Your Bike!
Now they've teamed up with the authors of 101 Fabric-by-Fabric Ways to Sew a Metre (which has appeared in the US under a slightly different moniker) to offer a free pattern for creating bicycle hold-alls, or panniers
Pannier is just French for 'basket', and these fabric equivalents give you a bit of extra leeway in terms of what you can bring along on your next bike trip. Much better than trying to steer with an overloaded front basket!
Need even more storage for your next expedition? Jessie at Bicitoro has cooked up a fantastic set of instructions for making a huge pannier - complete with a follow-up post on actually cycling with it! I recommend reading both posts - it's great when crafters 'fess up to let you know what they would do differently (and what they did right!)
Got any great spring craft ideas to share? Please pipe up, in our comments section!