Has anyone made their own saddle bags? For some nice store bought ones you can spend about $500. I know that there are cheaper ones, but I was thinking about having some made for me. My Mom is quite skillful at sewing, willing, and has all the equipment necessary.
If anyone has any knowledge about this, perhaps has a pattern that would be great. Otherwise, some insight would be nice. A few questions that I have:
- I was thinking about Easy brackets with the bags made of hard leather, maybe some hard plastic backing for rigidity. Anything sound wrong?
- Would you make the bag hold shape, or somewhat like a purse where it expands and conforms to the shape of the objects are placed inside it? Would that look terrible? I hope this makes sense. Basically, have it always hold shape or no.
Any other suggestions would be great. This is my sole transportation, rain or shine in North Carolina. The only time I will not ride is ice. I have more time than money. I also think this would be a fun project to commence upon.
Thanks for the help.