I keep my bike secure by using two U-locks, which I store in my bike basket. Unfortunately, the metal U-locks combined with the metal bike basket produces a metallic rattle that takes away from the calm and silent nature of biking. For years (YEARS!) I've dreamed of putting together a simple bag for my U-locks.
Thanks to HabitRPG's Seamstress Guild I have! The challenge this month is to Make Something Simple. (a.k.a. the MSS Challenge). The thing I loved about this project is we had to make a Project Log, which could be something as simple as a piece of paper. Then, you just write down daily what you did, even if the answer is nothing. I found this to be tremendously motivating. I don't sew on weekdays (unless on vacation) because I don't like having the sewing stuff on the dining room table all the time. But by logging that on a Tuesday I "thought about bike bag" it seemed like I was working on my project all week long, which motivated me to drag out all the sewing stuff on the weekend. Genius.
Here is my pattern.
I had some scrap dress material which I serged to finish the edges. There are two layers here.
Pinning up the middle.
A visual of how the bag will hold the locks.
Locks in completed bag.
Flap folded over.
And bag folded once more.
So it can nestle quite nicely in my bike basket. And my ride is quiet once again.