11.03.2011

A 'Walker' Bag

A friend's mother recuperating from a broken leg, now required to use a walker for a minimum of three months, brought back memories of years ago when visiting an elderly lady who used a walker, watching her struggle with juggling her walker and her cordless phone.  She would sometimes wrap a plastic grocery bag around the handles as her 'carryall' but that also seemed clumsy and cumbersome.  Thanks to the wonderful world of internet of folks sharing with each other, I found a terrific pattern with photos and instructions at Laura's Sewing Studio
Using material on hand I completed this Walker Bag today
Front
Back
This is a really neat bag in that it is loaded with pockets....2 in the front, 3 in the back....and what you are unable to see in the flat photographs above....is a large one in the middle.
  I added some decorative stitching and used different colored buttons that worked well with the birdhouse and denim fabrics.  I am definitely keeping Laura's pattern on file and will use it again to make another Walker Bag if needed.
~Lisa
Postscript:
Since writing this original post the bag has been delivered to its recipient who could not be more delighted and excited.  Her daughter sent this photo and note and I also wrote an update post noted below:
***Walker Bag Update  post***
Installed, organized and much in use!
An excerpt from the daughter's 'thank you' note: 
"Mom has already gotten her organizer - organized. She has a place for every THING--the remote, two phones, scissors, fingernail clippers, kleenex, books, and her yarn!"

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2 comments:

  1. How cheery and yet functional. I remember cobbling together one for my mom's walker years ago but I'm sure it didn't look nearly as attractive as yours!

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  2. Hi Mama Pea ~ love your word 'cobbling'! With your creative and talented sewing skills I'm sure you pulled together a fine walker bag too. I am just so grateful that the internet allows us to 'share' with each other because it would've taken me twice as long if I had to figure out my own pattern and measurements, particularly since I don't have a 'walker' in my house!

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a note.~Lisa

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