Fab Fabrics: Bike Inner Tubes

Coffee sleeve made from a blown out bike tire

Bike Tire Craft Project Ideas

Since bike inner tubes are on the more heavy duty side, you’ll want to think of them as a replacement for fabrics like leather or vinyl. They’re perfect for projects like wallets, jewelry, and other accessories. Over at Green Upgrader, a reader sent in a photo of a reusable coffee sleeve that he made using a blown out bike tire!

If you’re planning to use a blown tube for making apparel, you’d probably want to line the fabric, since the inner tube won’t feel so great rubbing against skin for an extended period.

I bet you guys could think of all sorts of other uses for busted inner tubes! Share away in the comments!

[Image Credits: Bike Tire. Creative Commons photo by Mr. T in DC, Bike Tire Coffee Sleeve via Green Upgrader]

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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