About 6 years ago I move bike daily, I will work every day, I do purchase, I will train, we’ll I’m me bike around 24 km per day. For me the bike is much more than a means of transport, is part of my way of living the city.
I believe that take the bike is one of the best ways to start the day: I do exercise on the way to work, saving me the transport, does not emit no CO2, I am in contact with the Sun, outdoors and that makes me happy!
One of the first things that you learn to be an urban cyclist is that your bike can not be nice or good, even look like it or will be a temptation for thieves. Having this clear premise my bike is second hand (AFAIK), no marches and more ugly than pretty.
My bike before the beautiful
In this tutorial, transporthint will teach you how to make a waterproof cover that will also protect the seat from the harshness of the climate. If you have a bike, or even if you use services such as Bicing in Barcelona, and once you have wet I ass this tutorial is for you!
Rubber stamping (I am in love with the Mexican Fantastikrubbers, I can’t help it)
The color of the fabric thread
1 marker pen
We are going to do this!
The first thing we will do will be removing our own saddle pattern. You just have to remove the seat and put it in the ground upside down, on top of paper (newspaper, magazines, folios,..). Once lying we draw all around the seat on paper with a pencil, exactly as if we marcáramos the silhouette of our hand. With this we will already have one apart from the pattern.
Now we have to measure the height of the “seat pad”, i.e., the thick which is the seat foam. In my case they have been 7 cm but I counted over 3 cm for seams.
Also have to measure the perimeter of the template of our seat (in my case 92 cm + 2 cm for seams). It is an irregular, curved shape so the best option is done with the measuring tape sewing slowly, placing it as you can see in the picture:
How to measure the perimeter of the saddle
To cut the rubber we use the template or pattern taking into account that not wearing the seam incorporated by what we will leave 1 cm around.
Mark the pattern on fabric
Then cut the Strip to formed the perimeter of the saddle, in my case 10 x 94 cm. For marking fabrics the best is using a marker pen and do so on the back to be us mark well.
Two cut fabrics to make the saddle
3.Sew the Body of the Cover
The first thing we will do will be sewing the long strip of felling engaging in circle at the ends.How the fabric does not fray is not necessary to finish off with a zigzag seam.
Once stitched “circle” will join it the staff of the saddle pin, as you can see in the photo, or stringing to make sure that no us moves.
Alfilerado seat cover
Once subject pass a straight seam right by the brand that we had done with the pen and we will be removing the pins. Having done this the result will be the Share photo:
Resulting from the merger of fabrics
The adjustable rubber 4.Place
The last step to finish the sleeve is putting a rubber to make it adjustable. So we we will do a hem about 2 cm into the fabric which mark us the width of the saddle and We will pin it how you see in the picture:
Alfilerearado of the hem to make the adjustable saddle
We pass a straight seam about 0.5 cm of the edge of the folded fabric, leaving enough space to pass paste through the channel that forms. The best thing for gum, since it is a fabric hard, is a fork of hair or a big and strong PIN. I tried it with a pin a little flimsy and couldn’t so I decided on the fork.
Once we have passed the rubber inside hem observant of it until we fit the saddle and let us take out it and put it with relative ease.
The adjustable saddle upside down tab
I hope that tutorial liked (you give to the ‘like it’! and share!!) and above all who will bother to make your own waterproof bags for bicycle at home!
I leave you with photos of the result and see you at the next tutorial!