How to Make Walker Bags

Anyone who uses a walker can appreciate having a place to carry things while walking, as use of a walker requires both hands. Walker bags are easy to sew, even for inexperienced or beginning sewers. Consider making several and donating them to a local nursing home or retirement community, as they are always needed.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 yard of fabric
  • 4 buttons
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

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Measure and cut a 27- by 17-inch rectangle from the fabric.

Measure and cut four 10- by 7-inch rectangles from the fabric.

Fold one 17-inch edge of the large fabric rectangle over about 1 inch and sew a 1/2-inch hem along this edge.

Fold the other 17-inch edge of the same piece over 5 inches, and sew a 1/2-inch hem along this edge.

Take each of the four 10- by 7-inch rectangles, and fold them in half with the right sides facing. Sew one short edge and the long edge of each piece using a 1/2-inch seam.

Turn these pieces (the straps) right sides out. Fold the unfinished ends of two straps under, and sew them to the corners of the 5-inch fold on the large fabric rectangle only on the back side of the fold.

Fold the large fabric rectangle with the right sides together until the hems of the 17-inch edges meet.

Lay the other two straps along the bottom of the fold on the inside, with the unfinished edges meeting the unfinished edges of the fabric at each corner. Sew a 1/2-inch seam along both sides of the fabric, closing the bag up.

Turn the entire fabric bag right side out; all the straps will now be on the outside.

Sew a button about 1 inch from the edge of the fabric on the opposite sides of the top straps and on the back of the bag for the side straps.

Create a corresponding buttonhole in each of the four straps, which can now be used to hang the bag from the walker.


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