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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tee re-do

A few weeks ago I came across this blog from MakeZine on how to make a drawstring bike seat cover.
I made the unfortunate decision of getting a bike with a white seat. Didn't realize it at the time, but the first few times I wore jeans for a ride, my seat was turning blue! Kind of embarrassing to park it and know people could see the blue stains against bright white.

So I thought making a seat cover would be a great craft idea (and save me the moolah of buying a new seat).

Bike seat tee cover
And, as this IS Earth week afterall, I made the green decision to use an old t-shirt.
I loved this shirt. I loved this shirt so much that it started to get discolored and holes were appearing. I was sad to say goodbye to it, but this way we'd have some more time together!

And it was very easy to make. Just made a rough pattern with wax paper, cut out the fabric, and made a 1" hem around the edge for the drawstring. I had to use a lot of pins to keep it from bunching too much.


  1. nice job! totally love the bike too!!

  2. Thanks! Since it's purple and yellow, people always think it's a Lakers bike. It's not I swear! I have no interest in basketball - I just liked the colors :)

  3. Great great idea! Love your purple t shirt choice too. How thick can you pad that sucker? haha...

    Truly inspiring use of T shirt.

    Come by and link this wonderful post on our Brag About It! Would love to see you. Thanks oodles! Sharon and Denise @BeBetsy

  4. I am a big fan of reusing t-shirts. I thought I had seen it all until today. Fabulous project, going to try this one.