Here is my tute for making an easy bike seat:
1- choose fabric
I am using Joel Dewberry Ginseng dec weight fabric because my bike is sparkly brown and this matches perfect. Some people out there in blog land were using oilcloth, which is a great idea and waterproof, but it hardly rains where I live and I didn't think it necessary for me.
2- trace bike seat onto tissue paper with sharpie
3- add 5/8" freehand around your outline then fold in half to get a symmetrical pattern and cut out
4-cut out fabric and fusible fleece for added padding
7-Attach side piece stretching and curving around the seat top, I decided to stitch in the same manner that I do binding, starting about 1-2" from the beginning, this is the binding tute that changed my binding life :) Follow this and it will open up a whole new world of binding. I know this sounds crazy but really binding is amazing! hehehe, its the simple things that make me sooo happy.
ok back to the project
10- finishing it off: 2 ways this can be done. Create a casing and add a drawstring (which I think might have been a better choice ) but I'm lazy and had tons of FOE on hand to I used it!
now I cant wait to see it on my bike and try it out. Waiting on the tires...thanks to my hubby who installed them and adjusted my brakes to make sure everything was put back properly after I disassembled it :-)
my next bike accessory project will be a basket liner.......so excited!!!