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Old 01-27-2017, 01:00 PM   #11
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After getting the fabric home and some opinions from my wife and kids....awesome creatures ...decided that that fabric was too red and really didn't fit the bill. So, another trip to hobby lobby and I came home with the same fabric in black. I still wish that they would have had it in the color that I'm picturing in my head, but it looks like that may have to wait for the next time. Okay...so fabric decided on. Laid bag down on fabric to trace out my pattern. Again, took some thinking on how I was going to put it together and where seams would need to be and other such nonsense.....

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Old 01-27-2017, 01:13 PM   #12
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I don't have a sewing machine and I'm really not into the "laced" look...just personal preference...so a trip back to hobby lobby and I came up with some black pearl rivets. I cut my fabric with enough extra material to fold over on the front edge of the bag (about 3/4"). I used spray adhesive to glue the fabric to my shell and folded the edges over so you couldn't see the felt backing after riveted. Used an awl to punch holes for rivets, although a leather punch would have worked MUCH better. I did end up buying one later for another project that I will post later...another thread!! Worked great for punching holes for stitching and would have been much better for rivets, but the awl worked.

You can see where I was starting to mark the second line around my design for the extra material to fold over in this picture. I did this on the strip of fabric that I cut out to cover the sides also. On the bag of the bag, I just let the sides wrap a little and glued down with spray adhesive. Then I cut a piece for the back that covered the whole back including the edges of the sides that wrapped around and glued on top...no pics of that, sorry...I'm still learning.



Here's a few of me using the awl to make holes and installing the rivets.




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Old 01-27-2017, 01:16 PM   #13
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Guess the devil is in the details, so I forgot to mention that I removed the plastic buckle on the file folder with a flat head screwdriver an the handle that was attached also before covering with fabric. After fabric was glued, just punched through the fabric with the awl and re-attached buckle.
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Old 01-27-2017, 01:26 PM   #15
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I used the rivets on the top flap also, so some extra material was left to allow the material to be folded over like I did on the front. Not sure if I mentioned this or not, but the flap material was included in the piece that I cut out for the back....meaning the back and the flap are all one piece of material.



I did have one little screw up...when measuring the material for my pattern, I didn't quite see how it was going to come together in my head. Looking back, it would have been better not to round the corners of the front flap. That would have made the edges be continuous. I don't think it looks bad the way it is, but it would have looked better for that little gap in the rivets not to be there...oh well. You live and learn...

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mounting....ughhhhh

Used some scrap shelving bracket material that I had laying around the shop to build mounting brackets .. Ended up attaching a bracket to a fender bolt and to a blinker. Wish I could have hidden them a little better, but it was the best I could come up with on such short notice. A little paint and here you go....









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In the end.....

In the end, I'm pretty pleased on how it came out. I think I've got maybe $50 in it and a good portion of that is stuff that I will/have used again. Bought some pliers to install snaps for the rivets, a leather hole punch, etc. I've had everything from 32oz Gatorade bottles to a package of hot dog buns in it. I did end up using a really small bungee cord to keep it pulled back toward the bike. I used the leather hole punch to punch a couple really small holes in the extra material where the rivets are on the front and went around the rear brake drum lever. Just to keep it from vibrating. It's behind/under the bag so it's out of sight and functional. I'll snap a pic later if I think about it. Hope this helps someone!!!!!







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