Saturday, February 19, 2011

walker tote

Let me start of by saying that I did not take good photos of this project. I was so excited to send it to its recipient that I only have the iPhone photos I snapped to show my mom. 

Any-who, my Grandma recently started using a walker to help her get around. She has had a plastic grocery bag tied onto the handles so she can transfer things from room to room. While I was visiting for Christmas, she asked me to sew a bag for her walker - something more durable than a plastic bag. I measured the bar of her walker and began thinking about how to make it most functional for her. I used the measurement I took, along with a grocery bag to figure out what size to make it.

I made one large pocket with two medium pockets on the outside. I pulled them to the middle of the bag so she can reach into them more easily. I know she will put her purse contents in her walker bag when going to appointments, so I added a small pocket to the inside of the large compartment for small items that could get lost in the bottom.

I knew I wanted it to be light-weight, but durable. I knew it should be washable since some of the things she needs to carry are dishes and laundry. I made the bag out of pre-washed cotton, and lined it with iron-on interfacing to make it a little more durable.

I made the hang straps wide enough to handle heavy items, and used industrial strength velcro that will secure the straps around the walker bar. She has not received it yet, but when she does I will ask my Aunt to take a photo of it on her walker. I hope she enjoys using this - it has got to be better than a plastic grocery bag!

If you have any questions or want more specifics, feel free to email me!

xoxo, christa


  1. What a great idea! I love all the fabrics you chose. I'm sure your grandma will love it!

  2. you did such a brilliant job! so sweet of you and I know your grandma will love it because it is so versatile and has many uses but also because you made it:)

  3. She is going to LOVE that!! "Sew" clever :)

    Love, Mere

  4. that is such a cute thing for you to do, she will LOVE it

  5. awww this is soo great!!! i love it!!


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