Bike-powered sewing machine


Just got these photos from Maggie Burrus-Granger. Maggie is a local artist and biker who combined her passions into this very nifty bike-powered sewing machine. She also makes embroidered pillowcases (Juli got me a set for our 5th anniversary!), knit sweaters and inner tube bags all with bikes on them. The name of her company is amelia b.

I asked Maggie why she creates bike crafts:

“When I’m not riding my bike, I’m crafting, and when I’m not crafting I’m riding my bike, and sometimes I make crafts on my bike. I dream about bikes.”

You can see the bike-powered sewing machine in action, meet Maggie, and peruse lots of great bike-themed crafts at the upcoming BikeCraft Faire on December 7th. Save the date!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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18 years ago

looking forward to it. urban grind is cool, but bike parking there is pretty non existant.. anyone know if they’re adding racks on the sidewalk?

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
18 years ago

Urban Grind has indoor bike parking! I’ll have signs pointing it out so you can’t miss it.