Small and Large Top Tube Bags Sewing Guide

PDF guide and pattern for making your own top tube bag, and an additional complementary 25 page beginner sewing guide, regularly updated!

Essential easy access snack storage for your bikepacking adventures and daily rides. This guide includes two sizes (4 x 8 x 2 in, and 5 x 10 x 2 in) to help maximise your carrying capacity, and can be customised to your preferred width. The bag features a padded base and front, removable optional side stiffeners and a cable charging port.

Difficulty: Beginner

Detailed instructions tailored to the complete beginner, although experienced sewers will have lots of learn also. No confusing abbreviations, all written in plain verbose English.

A4, US letter and A2 paper printable patterns, plus full colour sewing guide

Prickly Gorse sewing guides aim to be the definitive guides for getting you sewing your own outdoor gear, from total beginner to expert.

Not for commercial use.

Enhance your bikepacking or daily riding adventures with our exclusive sewing guide and pattern for a bike top tube bag, complete with an additional complementary 25-page beginner sewing guide! Designed for both novice and seasoned sewers, this guide will transform your biking experience with essential, easy-access snack storage.

Two Customizable Sizes for Maximum Convenience

Choose between two versatile sizes (4 x 8 x 2 inches and 5 x 10 x 2 inches) to perfectly suit your needs. Both sizes can be customized to your preferred width, ensuring you have the ideal carrying capacity for all your adventures.


  • Optionally padded base and front to keep the contents safe on rough terrain
  • Removable side stiffeners to minimise the bag flopping around
  • Cable charging port
  • Multiple attachment points to the bike to work around other gear on your bike
  • Suggestions for how to adapt the pattern to work around third party top tube bag attachment devices such as the DeWidget

Perfect for Beginners and Experts

Our guide is tailored beginners, with detailed instructions free from confusing abbreviations and jargon. Written in clear, verbose English, it ensures a smooth sewing journey from start to finish. Even experienced sewers will find valuable tips and techniques to enhance their skills. Your download includes a complementary 25 page beginner sewing tips ebook to ensure a solid start to your sewing journey

Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Sewing Guide and Patterns

Enjoy easy-to-follow instructions with our full sewing guide, printable on A4, US letter, and A2 paper. Prickly Gorse sewing guides are designed to be the definitive resource for creating your own outdoor gear, whether you’re a total beginner or an expert.

Not for Commercial Use: This pattern is for personal enjoyment and skill-building.

Ready to Start Sewing?

Transform your bikepacking or day ride adventures with our top tube bag sewing guide. Perfect your skills, enhance your rides, and carry your essentials in style. Download your guide today and begin your sewing adventure with Prickly Gorse!

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