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Topic: Not your grandma's walker bag. . . Actually, it is :P  (Read 3229 times)
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« on: December 31, 2012 03:31:14 PM »

Most of my christmas sewing consisted of these knapsacks, but I also made one other item for my Grandma Helen's walker. She has an Invacare Rollator (blue) and always has trouble getting her stuff out of the basket on the bottom.

Here it is:

She wanted room for four specific things: her glasses, her hearing aids, her blood glucose reader, and Kleenexes.

The top pocket is the glasses pocket. It has a "homemade with love" tag on it so she knows I made it Smiley

The next pocket down, slightly smaller, is the hearing aid one. I didn't have any sizes to work with so I just guessed  Roll Eyes

Then comes the gigantor blood glucose reader pocket. I really didn't know how big that was, so I really guessed. It came out so big that I had to add some snaps to keep it closed  Tongue. I hope it works!

And lastly is the Kleenex dispenser. There is Velcro tape on the back to hold a flat box and the Kleenexes are dispensed through a slit on the front. It was a lot easier to make than it looks.

The bag has three loops that Velcro over the backrest of the walker and two straps on the bottom to attach to the seat bar, to hold it steady. My grandma loves paisley, but the pockets were kind of hard to see against the main piece, so I used blue binding tape to outline the edges of everything and make it look finished. It measures 10" tall (w/o straps) x 13" wide x 4" deep if you count the Kleenex box.

One last picture:

C&C is welcomed and encouraged! I'll be putting a picture up of it on the walker once I get it to her.  What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013 01:20:42 AM »

I love this: designed for exactly what your grandma wants with all her tastes in mind and lovely looking too.

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013 11:48:17 AM »

This is a very cool design. My husband works @ a Senior home, he's the bus driver & a lot of the Seniors have walkers &  they would love this!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013 01:37:05 PM »

I recently became physically disabled and must use a walker when I leave the house.  I use one of the rollators too (with a seat so I can take breaks).  This bag looks really cool! Looks like you did a top notch job!  Smiley

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