I'm a sort of crafty person, but currently poor. Of course, not being able to act on my inspirations is somewhat frustrating. I've been looking longingly at Simplicity patterns, as it is a goal of mine to make my own clothes that actually fit, and there are some really neat fabrics out there.
In my ponderings, I actually took advantage of a sale plus coupons to get ribbon for streamers and a really cute fabric that I want to use to make a handlebar bag- all for super cheap. Today's visit to the bike shop made me think of all the clothing that was there, and bags- or I guess panniers.
My questions is: if I made my own bike accessories- panniers, jackets, whatever- would other cyclists be interested in patterns for things like that? I realize most of you out there who even consider stepping into a bike shop over Walmart aren't as poor as me, and that probably only crafty people would even read this thread. Still, it's worth asking I think.
Also, if you would like patterns shared, what sort of features do you like for certain things. Such as- I want my handlebag to have a place just for my cable lock so it stays easy to get to. Vents in a jacket or pockets, longer backs like I see in some designs- all these are interesting and serve some purpose, so I'd like to know what you would like to see that maybe you don't already.