Monday, June 14, 2010

Something Special for Jackson

I ran across a great little tutorial on how to make a bike basket for a preschooler's bike.  Since we gave Jackson a bike for his birthday, I thought I'd give the tutorial a try and add a little zippiness to his bike.  Plus, it's hard for Jackson to go anywhere without his beloved Thomas trains.  Now he can take his trains and his water bottle on a bike ride with room for a snack or two!

The tutorial is from the Noodlehead blog.  She's got some other cute tutorials - check it out!

The rear of the bike basket has a strap with velcro so you can attach it to the crossbar of the bike.  I followed the directions without benefit of having the bike close at hand to measure.  Hope it fits!

If I make this again, and I probably will once Miss T., the elder, sees it, I would play with the instructions a bit.  I had a difficult time putting the fusible interfacing between the bag and the lining and then getting an iron in the small space to fuse it all together.  I tried a smaller craft iron, which helped a bit.  I have to remember, though, that it's for a 3-year-old who is (1) not fussy and (2) going to be thrilled to have something his sisters do not have!

If I was a bettin' woman, I'd say there's a pink bike basket somewhere in my future .....


  1. Looks like that basket could also be used to ride in the kids 4th of July parade.

  2. Great idea! His bike is bright blue, so I liked the idea of a red, white, and blue basket. Plus Thomas is blue & red!