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What’s this? Women are riding bikes now? When did that happen? What’s next, the demise of the hoop skirt?

Becky is poking me in the ribs, now. Apparently, she claims, women have been riding bikes since the 1880s. Huh. I have been out of the loop.

Now she’s poking me harder and pointing out that lots of men, these days, like to sew, crochet, and do other sissy craft stuff. (She didn’t say “sissy,” actually.) Apparently, CRAFT readership is up among male readers, too. Geez, is nothing sacred?

OK, that hurt, Becky. I think I’m going to have a bruise. Yes, yes, I’ll tell them. Becky says that lots of women read MAKE, too, and this whole notion I have that MAKE is for boys and CRAFT is for girls is archaic and stupid and just plain wrong. Typical!

Becky says I should stop typing, now, if I value my job.

So, ummmmm…..yeah! Enjoy the round-up!

#10

How-To: Bike Handlebar Planter

How-To: Bike Handlebar Planter


#9

How-To: Sew A Bike Cap

How-To: Sew A Bike Cap


#8

Craft Video: Lilypad Arduino Blinking Bike Patch

Craft Video: Lilypad Arduino Blinking Bike Patch


#7

Pocket Reflectors For Cycling

Pocket Reflectors For Cycling



#6

Carved Leather Bike Saddles

Carved Leather Bike Saddles


#5

Sew A Drawstring Bike Seat Cover

Sew A Drawstring Bike Seat Cover


#4

Go Slip-On With Bike Tube Shoelaces

Go Slip-On With Bike Tube Shoelaces


#3

How-To: Crochet Bike Seat Cover

How-To: Crochet Bike Seat Cover


#2

Bike Tube Headband

Bike Tube Headband


#1

Turn Signal Bike Jackets

Turn Signal Bike Jackets

Did I miss a good one? Let me know, below!

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. First of all, in response to your flamebait:

    “The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world.” – Susan B. Anthony

    Probably the only thing I’ve done to my bike so far that would remotely count as crafty would be, as shown and described here — http://tachyonlabs.com/mybike.html — that “I wrapped a piece of purple electroluminescent wire in a spiral around my flagpole, and set it to blink when turned on. It looks like some kind of insane twisted flashing lightsaber — totally great! “

  2. Anonymous says:

    there’s some good projects here… but I can’t believe the innertube headband beat out the helmet mohawk! really? have u ever tried wearing rubber in your hair? OUCH! It might look cool in the photo, but i prefer my hair attached to my head, not caught in the weave of an old bike tire! I totally love the planter box… just don’t ever put your bike on it’s side. I dunno, Make, I think you can do better. don’t make me out-google you!

  3. To be entirely straight up, it would be funnier if comical dumbassed statements by men weren’t also a) old, b) evil, c) wrong, or d) discouraging.

    I’m a goof, and I mess up a lot. I’m not trying come from above, but from across.

    Jokes about women not making are not funny. Jokes that women must make fluffily are not funny.

    Love, — GeePaw

    1. Fair enough. Thanks!