With today’s aging population, many people find themselves using a walker following an injury, a surgery, or even long term due to health problems. They often find it difficult to move items from one room to another because they need to have both hands on the walker. Making several trips back and forth between rooms, can tire them out and provide extra stress. Take away their stress by creating this simple walker bag for them to hold all their items. Plus you can also easily attach it to a wheelchair if the time comes that they need it.
DIY Walker Bag
- 2 pieces of material measuring 15 inches X 55 inches.
- 2 pieces of Velcro measuring 4 inches long each (4 Large snaps can be used in place of Velcro.)
- Sewing machine and thread to match material
- Place the printed sides of the material together and pin the sides leaving a 6 inch opening so you can turn it right side out when you are done.
- Cut a small portion off of the pointed corners of the material. This will leave you with pointed corners when turned right side out.
- Sew around the outside about a 1/4 inch in from the edge.
- Turn right side out and iron. Tuck in the piece you had left open and topstich a line to close hole up .
- Fold material in half, lengthwise, and place a straight pin on each side of the middle for a starting point.
- Measure 5 inches from the center towards the end of the material and mark with a straight pin.Measure 1 1/2 inches from the bottom edge. Repeat on the opposite side.This is where you will place the velcro or snaps. Sew onto the material.
- Once the velcro or snaps are in place, lay the material flat with them facing down.
- Fold in half again, measure down 4 inches from the middle and mark with straight pins. This is where it will hang over the walker bar.
- To make the pockets, sew the first side down the center to create 2 pockets. On the other side mark where you want the pockets and sew down to the end. Make sure to back stitch so the pockets will not rip out.
- Now it is ready to hang over the walker bar or the back seat of a wheelchair.
You can also hang this over the handle of a stroller to free up your hands while shopping with the kids.