I don't know if you know this - but I am an avid cyclist and challenged myself to make the following bag:
So, I finally finished a small bike saddlebag - let me just say I need to improve the design.
This is what I was shooting for:
Both the above bags are manufactured for the fantastic Rivendell Bikes.
Well, I went a bit heavy on the reflective type and binding.
From the back (above).
I ordered the straps (not yet received) from a business owned by a local couple bike-bag making team, called Acorn Bags. They make marvelous bags if you need one, the below is an example of their large randonneuring front handlebar/rack bag:
I really tried to recycle and re-use all the material:
Seattle Fabrics. I would recommend a cheaper lining fabric - perhaps ripstock or even the canvas would have been fine.
I lined the canvas with Peltex, and heavyweight interfacing. Although if I would doing it again I would use a heavier liner (not too stiff - such as recycled Postal containers), but stiffer than Peltex.
I post a couple of pictures of two of my bikes posing:) I am working on some adjustments to them as well. The first is a bike from Royal H, I'm using it for light touring (10 - 60 miles). I put my bag behind the Po Campo bag for reference.
It has a raw frame - here you can see the brazing on the steel.
P.S. I'm still finishing up the black pants pattern and took a beginning knitting class - more on that to follow!