So a few years ago I posted directions on how to make panniers on this site. Unfortunately I never actually got to use them. With a trip planned for next weekend I made the next generation of the concept. I now own a touring bike and could add a front rack. So I sewed the pannier strait to the front rack (the cheapy Nashbar ones).
I could post the five pics, but just scroll down my sewing album, they are there.http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/tbdesigns/sewing/
I have the next pair of panniers on the sewing table. The next ones will be modified grocery panniers. I would like to post directions on the make your own page, if Charles would allow them. If not, there is always instructables.