Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I've often thought about making my own as well but unless you have access to some very heavy material or leather then the proper thread and sewing machine to do it, it didn't make sense.
When you add in the extras that you need, such as straps, buckles, rivets, etc, besides the material and a good pattern, the cost of buying them is much more reasonable. You can buy a usable set for under $25 in a heavy cordura or for about the same you can get a set of rough out leather.
The size I like are 10x10x3. I find that I can carry anything I need for a day's trail ride with that size without having bags that sticks out too far.
Just my thoughts on the subject.
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