I am pretty much in love with this bike pouch made from blown bike inner tubes!
The pouch in the photo is by Etsy seller Recyclist, but it looks like her shop is unfortunately empty. Don't let that dash your dreams of owning your own recycled bike pouch, though! You can whip up your own version with a little bit of sewing know-how.
To get started, you need to snag some blown inner tubes. Ask at your local bike shop! I bet they'd be happy to give them to you instead of throwing them in the trash. Once you have the tubes, open them up and clean them, then cut into strips and stitch them together to create your piece of fabric. You'll want to use a heavy duty needle for this project, like the sort you'd use to sew vinyl or leather.
To whip up the pouch itself, you can follow this awesome bike pouch tute from Evil Mad Scientist. His instructions call for cutting an 8" x 8" square, an 8" x 13" rectangle, and a 3" x 22" strip, so you'll need enough inner tubes to create those three pieces of "fabric."
Have you guys done any other bike inner tube crafts? I'd love to hear about what you're making in the comments!
Image Credits: Creative Commons photos via mistagregory