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

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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

Step 8

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.

Step 9

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

Step 10

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.

Step 11

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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