Threaded Alchemy

Creative Ramblings of One Crunchy Mama

Bike Seat Cover

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This was so easy to make I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner! 

A few weeks ago my oldest daughter begged us to take her training wheels off and within 10 minutes was zooming around like a pro. After an hour or so she announced that her seat was very uncomfortable! 

I looked around online for new seats and seat covers and was not impressed with them enough to spend upwards of 20$ on something I could probably make.. and so I made one!

I had all the materials already, the fake leather was a dirt cheap yard remnant that only a bit got used for a doll couch! Score! I also used a few layers of thin quilt batting and elastic. That’s it!

Heres how I did it:

I took the seat off the bike and traced it to make a pattern. Used the pattern without seam allowance to cut out the batting then cut it out of the ‘leather’ with about a 1/4 inch seam allowance then zigzagged the batting down the middle. I measured around the edge and cut out a piece of ‘leather’ the length of the edge and about 3 inches wide. Sewed the ends of that piece together, folded under one side and stitched a wide casing leaving an opening to insert elastic, then attached it to the seat base. Threaded some elastic through, pull tight to fit and that’s it!

Took about 20 minutes to make.. hardest part was getting the seat off haha!

Go make one 🙂

Happy Sewing!

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