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  • Lately, I realised that I have more time than I need. Also, I have a massive need of bikepacking bags, want a custom one, I love practical hobbies, thus I found a 1950s sewing machine in my parent's storage. Let's get it running again. Couple weeks later, I found myself ordering bunch of fabrics from Germany.

    My first attempt on basket bag

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  • Here is THE machinery I use.

    My dad bought it in flea market 15 years ago because "it looked really good". I assume he is a designer not without a reason

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  • In, basket bag looks good!

  • That is very nice, and a lovely colour.

  • Das nice.
    (Sorry, but I'm also compelled to send your intro to the Golf Club thread :))

  • Not sure how making your own bags is anywhere close to golf club. Golf clubbers would pay someone to make their bags.

    OP: Looks good, except that hair is doing my head in (I leave hair all over the place here so it hits too close to home :))

  • That's very art deco love the look.
    And a great bag nice colour as well.

  • Thanks a lot for support you all!

    @hippy I am having massive struggles taking clean pictures, but once you have retriever in the house, it's a hard case haha

  • once you have retriever in the house

    This is me, in dog form. I know the feeling. There's hair everywhere.

  • Hey, we also discovered a whole ancient sewing table with machine in the upstairs room of a relatives house.

    I'll get a picture next time we're there.

    Can I ask where the bags are being made?

  • That’s great work, had you learned how to use a sewing machine and make stuff previously? Show us the previous attempts! I like the green

  • @psg1ben Nice one!! I hope it works haha I live in Lithuania, Vilnius. The land of potatoes.

    @stelfox I haven't really. I made a bunch of tea towels to practice stitching lines, got bored and moved on to bags- made a really crappy top tube bag out of rain jacket & now this one. Top tube bag is flopping all over the place when riding because there is no padding but atleast i learned a lesson.

  • I am prepping a full frame bag for my touring bike.

    Xpac VX21 coyote brown side & X10 Anthracite Grey cotton duck panels.

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  • The Fiskars nail clipper is the sign of a connaisseur, I like their bonsai clippers for relief cuts too.

  • 😁 Labuka

    Curios to see what yours touring bike is like. Nice choice of colours on the bags so far 😊

  • Well said hip, I was being a dick. The bag is lovely @JonasGeitus.

  • @psg1ben Oo, laba diena πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

    @tijmen haha,

  • So the framebag is done, I took it for a long gravel test ride, I love it so far
    (except the interrior pockets which I need to fix now).

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  • impressive skills.

  • @Squaredisk thanks : )

    Next up is going to be a handlebar bag, tinkering my colour choices

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  • These are bloody brilliant! Well done!

  • It's been a long week, got hit with load of work but managed finish the bag. Need to get couple of voile straps to test it on road.

    It has a floating liner with two flat pockets inside

    I thought that 1000d nylon + xpac vx21 + liner would be heavy but it turned out just sub 500 gr.

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  • Impressed.

    Like the sewing machine.

  • Stems baaaags in digital & 35 mm film forms

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Custom Bag venture

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