Cycling in Style

Models at the Couvreselle Shop
I've written about Vivianne Myette's creations before, but this time around I visited her Couvreselle shop at her home to pick my very own bicycle seat cover--a belated Christmas gift. As you can see from the picture on the left, there is quite a selection. I had such a hard time deciding that I left with two before I chose a third. . .

Vivianne teams up with her sister to make these one-of-a-kind objects. Her sister, who sews drapery by day, uses an industrial sewing machine to make the covers, while Vivianne picks the materials and comes up with the designs. She got her idea from the bicycle seat covers she saw in Egypt.

The covers are meant to fit snugly and will stretch slightly to take the shape of your bicycle seat. But they`re still easy to remove, which is recommended, or they might walk away on their own. . .
Here`s one. Click to enlarge.

The seat covers are made to last. Durable materials are used and each seam is sewn twice. What`s more Vivianne is very conscientious and told me to come back if ever I had a problem with wear or design.

My friend Lucie bought one for herself and two for gifts, and they were apparently a big hit.

If you would like one for yourself, you can contact Viviane through her couvreselle website, where she also lists some cycling shops that carry her covers. Or you can visit her booth at the 10th Annual Salon du Vélo at Place Bonaventure, from February 17 to 19, in Montreal.

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