Thursday, July 28

Denim project: A bike basket

This is my new bike. The hubby and I (with bug in tow) have been riding as much as my health issues have allowed in the past 2 months. It's a fun family outing and good exercise that is easy on the back and knees. 

And Bug loves being the princess in the trailer carriage

We live in Maryland, where temperatures are well over 85F over the summer months. I needed to be able to take along a drink, Without having to reach down on the frame (sure way for clumsy me to fall flat on my face). And then there is question of where to stash the cell phone (yes, the geeky me has a ride tracking app on the iPhone), the bike lock and some cash just in case we decided to stop somewhere for a snack. The answer: a bike basket. 

I turned to the blogging world for ideas and stumbled on the excellent tutorial made by Anna on Noodlehead. I had to make a few alteration to accommodate all my goals. No mystery about my love for denim. Sturdy, fun and versatile.

This is the first incarnation. After a couple of uses I decided to add a handle to be able to easily carry the basket when not attached to the bike (I have to remove it to load the bike on the car's bike rack)

I added an inside pocket with a snap
Large enough to fit my iPhone and some cash

Here it is on my bike
And it's big enough to fit a large bottle, and with a handle sturdy enough to carry it if necessary

I love it


  1. Great denim bike basket! I love the idea that you have handles too. That way you can take it with you when you stop somewhere. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I think this would be great for a stroller too!

  3. such a cute and crafty thinks there is an etsy idea here! thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!


  4. Very cute. I have a party every Monday. I would love for you to stop by and link up your bike basket and any other projects you would like to share.

  5. I like this one even better in person! Should I ever get a bike again I might commission you to make one for me.

  6. I am determined to get this idea.

  7. This is so cool, Caroline! I love that you added a handle... great idea. I've had a bike basket on my list for a while. I think I need to add a handle when I finally get around to making one. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  8. what a cute denim bike basket! we are featuring this today and votation also starts today. thanks for sharing this with us! have a lovely weekend!


  9. thanks for linking up your cute denim basket! we love it so much we are featuring it today on the blog. have a lovely weekend, Caroline.


  10. I love that bike basket too, Caroline. Did you attach the handle by yourself, dear? Nice! At least now you won’t have a hard time carrying it around while cycling. You can now enjoy your bike rides without worrying about your belongings. :D Enjoy cycling, Caroline, and continue to take care of your health. :D

    Nelson Heimer


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