29 September 2008

DIY..Make your own Panniers & Bike Bag Classes- Bay Area

The following is for anyone here in the Bay Area. The first class was this past Saturday so you'll want to sign up asap.

Bike Bag Mania!

September 27th 12 - 4pm at Sew Your Own

Got an idea for a bike bag, but can't seem to find it anywhere?

Need a bag that's BOTH a pannier AND a backpack?

Come to Waterside Workshops' first ever bike bag workshop, and learn to build a bag designed specifically for your bike lifestyle. Choose from one of our patterns or design your own with our guidance and tips. A few ideas:

  • Convertible Backpack/Pannier
  • Grocery Panniers
  • Saddle Bags (aka “Burrito Bags”)
  • Handlebar Bags

We have many different materials to use including recycled signs, vinyl, canvas and different types of nylon. We also have hardware, zippers, buckles, grommets, etc. You are encouraged to bring your own materials if you have something specific in mind.

The first class will function as a design brainstorm, a chance to get familiar with the machines (sewing experience is not necessary, but patience is!), and time to pick a pattern and get started. There is lots of planning, pinning and pondering before getting on a machine. There will be times available to come in the following weeks to finish your project.

The Details

What: Bike Bag Workshop

When: Saturday, September 27th - 12 to 4pm

Where: Sew Your Own at Waterside Workshops
84 Bolivar Drive in Aquatic Park

Cost: $20 (plus $2 - $10 for materials)

********UPDATE NEXT WORK SHOP.... NOV 1st 12-4 pm
You Can Always Check: at www.watersideworkshops.org