I’ve been getting my sewing skills and materials dialled in for a few weeks now. I’ve started making wallets to sell. I’ve already shipped out four, three to America and one to Ireland.

You can buy them in our web shop

They’re made using recycled Thomson bike parts bags and 1000D Curdura with grosgrain edging and tough polyester thread so they’re built to last!

-Note pocket
-Two bank card pockets
-Zipperless coin holder

So we got a sewing machine recently and I’ve been making a few things. All the things I learnt at secondary school, in home economics class have finally come to use…

This is my first attempt at a roll-top rack bag. I made it for Marks Velo Orange Porteur Rack. It turned out pretty sweet! Few things need improvement but I’m pretty happy with it…

Couple of nice features include
Creased seams to give the bag shape.
I used some 5mm brake cable outer inside the top seam to give it some rigidity and make rolling the top easier.
Easy access pockets on the riders side so you can have a few small items or snacks to hand whilst riding
Added female buckles on the side with no pockets so you can use the rack straps from the underside along with extra shoulder straps and turn it in to a crude backpack if you need to…
I sewed in a piece of 6mm yoga matt in to the base to stop your belongings bouncing around or rattling on the rack beneath.

Some parts are a little wonky in places but it just adds to the hand made charm 😉

The first Bag I made was a zipper-less roll-top frame bag for my One One 29er. Its a super simple bag made from 3 pieces of 1000D Cordura, 25 and 50cm webbing, 2 buckles and some velcro.