Kitty's Ridin' in Style....

My child is a pack rat....wonder where she got that from ;)

When we go on her (twice)daily trike ride, she pesters me to bring along every personal belonging she has.... meaning I get to carry all the random stuff she cons me into bringing. I decided it was time to get her a basket, but didn't want to pay full price and after a few days straight of carrying Kitty, I didn't want to wait to find one at a garage sale. So, I got creative and made a little lined "basket" of sorts to tie to her handle bars.

I felt pretty proud, I relinquished control and let her pick her fabrics...I know, I'm amazing.

I added interfacing to the outer layer to give it a little more stability.

I then sewed the lining, aka striped fabric, and tucked 'er in(inside out so the pretty pattern would show).

I had these mini yellow pom-poms and decided to add them to the top, so I tucked them in between the two fabrics.

Cut some handy-dandy ribbons to tie the basket to the handle bars(I used fray-check on the ends so they wouldn't unravel).

And sewed 'er up! Simple as that!

I think it looks quite purdy, thankyouverymuch.

And boy was it a hit! She was SO excited to bring Kitty along for the ride and it was the perfect place for me to put my house keys:)

It looks quite snazzy on her $2 garage sale trike!

This particular time we went riding for an extra long time.... I saw my fabulous(read IDIOT) landlord puttering around in the front yard---so another lap around the block it was! Aubrey needed a little rest along the way....

All-in-all it was an easy, cute project and I'm pretty sure I never saw Aubrey so happy!


Linking up....



HammBone said...

OMG! Love it. I just something on Pinterest for a grown up bike that I been wanting to make...but my daughter would L.O.V.E. this for her trike. Might have to make 2.

Astrid said...

That would have been something for Cobs. He would probably still want something like that for his long bike journeys ;) Nice one, Jen!

Amy said...

I love this! You are so crafty and creative. Nice job letting her pick the fabrics.... I seriously know how hard that is.
Nice tutorial as well.

Kelly said...

so cute. i want one!

grace said...

Wow- that was me as a kid :)

That is a fun idea! I remember getting a hand-me-down bike with something similar & thought it was the best!

SoSoBella said...

that is darling. now if i could only sew.

{nifty thrifty things} said...

That is so cute! Can I have a grownup version form my bike? ;)
Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
I hope to see you again tomorrow! ;)