* Bike Seat Cover

Posted on September 12th, 2004 by maitreya. Filed under Projects with Instructions, Sewing/Fabric Crafts.


My new bike has kind of a hard seat, so I made this cover for it instead of buying one of those expensive ones. I have some extra neoprene from a laptop case I made a while back (which I haven’t posted, incidentally). Drape a piece of the neoprene over the seat that’s big enough to completely cover it with a bit of a lip. Pinch the 3 corners in and pin to fit snuggly. Cut off the excess, using the seat as the guide to make it about the right shape. It should stretch somewhat so it fits tightly, so instead of sewing right where the pins are, sew about a quarter inch inside the pins. The seams should all curve a bit so they’ll hug the sloped top, bow out to accommodate the seat proper, then curve back in to secure the cover on the seat. Flip the seat right side out and see how it fits. Adjust and trim as necessary. I added another 2 layers of neoprene right on the top of the seat. I haven’t tried it out yet to see if it’ll shift around while I’m riding. I might end up securing the extra layers with a few stitches.

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One Response to “Bike Seat Cover”

  1.  Gate Latch Says:

    i always prefer to use leahter seat covers because they last longer and it is easier to clean too.-.

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