A couple of friends and myself are setting up a small sewing workshop to build bike panniers and bags, as what one can find in local shops is very limited, and always imported and expensive. We want to make the designs available under a Creative Commons license so other people can make them too.
What features do you like in your bags? I'm looking for bits of wisdom like:
* Where to put extra D loops or daisy chains for strapping other things.
* Interesting shapes for extra pockets.
* Particularly clever attachment schemes.
* Any unusual features you like.
At first I'm looking for practical bags for everyday city use, not super-fancy touring gear. Think "roll up grocery panniers" and "generally useful trunk bag", not "ultra-waterproof around-the-world"
Thanks for any tips you can provide!