Three DIY Bikepacking Bags
- Confident beginner-friendly patterns for three bikepacking bags with no special tools.
- Large front Top Tube bag fits an iPhone 12 Pro with ease along with tons of snacks.
- Rear Top Tube bag carries tools, pump, and an emergency spare.
- Half Frame Bag engulfs gear like a jacket, wallet, keys, lunch, stove, and smalls.
- Foam-sandwiched panels provide rigid bags that free-stand and protect your frame.
- Lined interiors with bright fabric for visibility and easy cleaning.
- All three bags are constructed in similar fashion for consistency and minimal fabric.
Downloadable PDF sewing pattern includes
- Print at home pattern suitable for both Letter and A4 sized paper
- Detailed step-by-step sewing instructions
- Visual instructions for modifying Half Frame Bag to custom bike geometries
- Perfectly sized foam and liner patterns for rigid, free-standing bags
- Complete list of materials for a budget build
- Sewalong video showing step-by-step construction methods
Valid email address required for download link
Learn more about technical fabrics, recommendations, and trusted vendors in our new Fabrics Guide
- Less than a yard of sturdy body fabric such as Cordura 500d or X-PAC
- Lightweight lining fabric. Bright and waterproof. Silnylon or PU Coated Ripstop
- 1/8" (3mm) EVA foam. Grab the 13"x39" sheets available on Amazon.
- YKK #5 coil zipper or Uretek for added water-resistance
- 3/4" (20mm) sewable hook and loop (non-adhesive velcro)
- Optional: paracord for frame bag lacing instead of velcro