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bicycle seat covers


After I made my upholstered and painted saddles I wanted to come up with other ways to customize a bike. Well, I’m still focusing on the seat, but this time with a removable cover.

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These covers are completely made from recycled materials! The fleurs des lis are cut out of cotton, and then glued and stitched onto durable teal corduroy. The tops are lined with thick vinyl, adding some serious rain-protection (this way, only the fast-drying cover gets wet, instead of your whole saddle getting saturated and taking days to dry!). The sides are stretchy polyester, which will wear great and fit well over any seat. There’s a drawstring cord at the bottom of the cover to keep it tight.

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Plus, they look awesome.

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I’ll be selling these for $30 each at the Freret Market on 3 April, or you can get one at my Etsy shop!

I was super psyched to see my covers featured on Miss Malaprop’s blog!

Also posted on Craftster.


iPod cases


Taken from my post on Craftster

So I was hanging around a little house in the middle of France. There was no place in the village to get internet and we didn’t have TV either, so iPods were the only technological source of entertainment. And then… one day mine broke! I freaked out but was able to order a new one, cost quite a lot. Since it was my birthday present to myself I decided to buy new earphones. I picked out these blue ones from Carrefour before I knew what kind of case I was making, so I was quite pleased when it turned out to match perfectly.

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I found some vintage comic books (in French) in an upstairs bedroom and fell in love with a series of black, white, and blue images. I covered the papers in masking tape and cut out the shapes with an X-acto knife, then used more tape to assemble the case.

The next day I made the black and white case for my friend. This one was much more modular, with just 2 pieces–the sides were part of the front and back. Not only was it quicker the second time around, it did come out better. But mine has the matching earphones.

The closure is just a long tab that slips in over the top of the iPod. There is a layer of tape over the clicker wheel and the screen has bits of plastic from our chausson aux pommes box. I made these in March and they are still holding up quite well.


70s-tastic shorts


Taken from my post on Craftster

I made these shorts (and a few other things) out of my old bedroom curtains. I was working at a clothing-resale shop and the time that sold a lot of vintage clothes, and people thought I’d bought my shorts there. Nope.

The belt loops are made out of the tabs at the tops of the curtains.

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check out my awesome belt.

I’m making a weird face here, but you could figure that out yourself. I entered this project in Readymade‘s MacGuyver challenge but they weren’t impressed.

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