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Carrier for walker

nannysmith | Posted in Patterns on

Does anyone have the instructions for making a fabric carrier (pockets again) that fit over the edges of a handicapped person’s walker.  I imagine a person can buy those, but I have not checked around.  I have a friend just released from the hospital who has to use a walker now.  I can only imagine how difficult that must be, & I think something attached to the walker to help transport items back & forth to the kitchen, bath, etc…would help her tremendously.  All ideas welcome and appreciated.  Thanks.


  1. fabricholic | | #1

    I don't know about a pattern for that, but be sure to have your friend check out the walker that you can somehow turn around and it has a little seat to sit on when you get tired.Marcy

    1. nannysmith | | #2

      Thanks!  I did not know they made them with seats.  Great idea!  I will check with her, but I am pretty sure her walker is the plain version.  I guess I need to go to a store that sells such things & see what is available.  My friend only has one daughter to help her, and that daughter has 2 small children and a teenager, so they need lots of outside help. 

      1. PASDENOM | | #3

        There are several on this page, and more to be found by searching "sewing pattern walker bag"http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/seniors.html#totes

        1. nannysmith | | #4

          Thanks!  Exactly what I was looking for. 

          1. Teaf5 | | #5

            You can also check with the person who is using the walker to determine the best size and arrangement of pockets. I used tablecloth vinyl to make my father's walker bag, which was a type of saddlebag that tied onto the front crossbar. I used clear colored vinyl for the pockets so that he could see what was inside, and I checked the size of the newspaper, reading glasses, and other items that he wanted to carry before I made the them. Newsprint or paper toweling works very well for drafting the bag to fit the particular walker--they come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations-- and you have to be careful to clear the hinges and handles and not overload or unbalance the load.My father loved his walker bag, and it turned out to be very easy to make.

  2. mygaley | | #6

    When I evaluated my first walker bag, I realized that several of the pockets were not wide enough for a man to put his hand to the bottom.
    Now I keep that in mind and also line a pocket with vinyl so carrying a drink does not get everything wet. God bless all of you who are sewing for special needs. Galey

    1. nannysmith | | #7

      Thanks!  I sure do appreciate those suggestions.  I would not have considered either situation.  I still have not started the walker bag.  The lady I want to make it for got sick yesterday.  I had fixed dinner to take to her, but she was too sick to eat.  Since her daughter is having such a difficult time caring for her parents, I gave the meal to her daughter and kept her children while she did some Christmas shopping. 

      I figured I could get the sewing done this weekend.  I am glad now that I did not get to it previously.  Now, I will figure out ways to make the pockets "waterproof" and accomodating.  I wonder if a vinyl tablecloth would work as the fabric.  I have 2 that I might use 2 or 3 times a year on our picnic table. They are basically waterproof, but I wonder about the durability.  If you have suggestions, please let me know. 

      Oh--by the way-- since I mentioned tablecloths, I just saw one used as a Christmas tree skirt.  It was gorgeous.  The lady decorated her house in silver, white & blue.  She found a vinyl table cloth for $3.90 that was white covered in silver and blue ferns with veins of gold.  She cut a slit nearly to the center and wrapped it around the tree to cover the stand and part of the trunk.  I loved it!!  Just FYI!  Thanks again.

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