Sew a Walker Bag to Carry Needed Items

Disabled women using walker and cane on track
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  • 01 of 09

    Materials & Cutting Directions

    Customized Walker Caddy
    Customized Walker Caddy. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This free walker bag Pattern will securely and safely carry everything you need. The pockets in the bag allow you to keep things organized and easy to find. This walker bag, makes a great gift for anyone that needs to use a walker.

    Materials:

    • 1/3 yard 44-45" wide pre-quilted or durable, sturdy fabric for the body of the bag
    • 1 yard 44-45" wide complementary fabric for pockets and lining
    • 4- 1" D rings
    • 3 - 1" buttons
    • Thread

    Cutting:
    Body of the bag

    • Cut 2 - 18" by 12"

    Lining and...MORE Pockets

    • Cut 2 - 18" by 16" for outer pockets
    • Cut 2 - 18" by 12" for lining the bag
    • Cut 2 - 2" by 12" for bottom straps - Note: The measurements provided here worked on a simple straight walker. For a collapsing or large walker, these straps may need to be adjusted.
    • Cut 2 - 5" by 10 1/2" for top straps
    Continue to 2 of 9 below.
  • 02 of 09

    Outer Pocket

    Outer Pocket Details
    Outer Pocket Details. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Fold the outer pocket sections in half, wrong sides of the fabric together, to create an 8" by 18" doubled piece of fabric.
    • Align the raw edges with the bottom raw edges of the body of the bag.
    • Baste or pin in place.
    • Sew a line of stitching 1 1/2" in on the bottom edge.
    • Sew a line of stitching on the pocket from the bottom row of stitching, 1 1/2" in from the side edges.
    • Sew lines of stitching to create pockets. The pockets in this bag are 5" across on one side. The second side...MORE was stitched in the center and then 1 1/2" to the side on center on one side. The choice is yours and if you are making this for an individual you should question what they need to carry so the pockets fit their needs.
    Continue to 3 of 9 below.
  • 03 of 09

    The bottom straps

    The Bottom Straps
    The Bottom Straps. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Note: The measurements provided here worked on a simple straight walker. For a collapsing or large walker, these straps may need to be adjusted.

    • Fold the bottom straps in half lengthwise, aligning the edges.
    • Sew one end and the length of the strap using a 1/4" seam allowance
    • Turn right sides out.
    • Press
    • Measure 4" from the sewn end and place the D rings on that mark.
    • Fold the strap and enclose the straight side of the D ring.
    • Sew as close to the D ring as possible.
    • Repeat for the second strap.
    Continue to 4 of 9 below.
  • 04 of 09

    Bottom Seam and Bottom Strap Attachment

    Bottom Seam and Bottom Strap Attachment
    Bottom Seam and Bottom Strap Attachment. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Placing right sides together, place the body of the bag pieces together, aligning the bottom and sides.
    • Sew the bottom seam, using a 1/4" seam allowance.
    • Apply a seam finish.
    • Measure 3" from the bottom seam on both edges of one body piece.
    • Baste the bottom straps at the 3" mark on the side seam area.
    • Pin the strap to the body of the bag to prevent it from being caught in the side seams.
    Continue to 5 of 9 below.
  • 05 of 09

    Side Seams and Squaring the Bottom

    Side Seams and Squaring the Bottom
    Side Seams and Squaring the Bottom. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
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    • Fold right side of the body of the bag together, aligning the sides.
    • Sew using a 1/4" seam allowance.
    • Apply a seam finish.
    • Press
    • Fold the corners of the bottom of the bag so the side and bottom seam are perfectly on top of each other.
    • Sew across the newly formed "triangle" from the end pocket stitching to the other end pocket stitching.
    • Trim and apply a seam finish.
    Continue to 6 of 9 below.
  • 06 of 09

    The Lining

    Lining a walker caddy
    Walker Caddy Lining. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Optional: If desired sew an interior pocket with a zipper closure.
    • Placing right sides together, align the sides and bottom of the bag lining pieces.
    • Sew the side seams using a 1/4" seam allowance.
    • Sew the bottom seam using a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a 5" to 6" opening in the center of the bottom seam. (This opening will be used to turn the bag right side out)
    • Square the bottom sewing the same triangles that were sewn in the body of the bag.
    • Press.
    Continue to 7 of 9 below.
  • 07 of 09

    The Top Straps

    The attaching straps on a walker caddy
    The Top Straps. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Fold the straps in half lengthwise, with the right sides together.
    • Sew one end and the length of the strap using a 1/4" seam allowance.
    • Turn right side out.
    • Press
    • Sew a buttonhole 1/2" from the closed end of the strap, using your button as a guide for the length of the buttonhole.
    • Repeat for the second strap.
    Continue to 8 of 9 below.
  • 08 of 09

    Attach the Top Straps

    Attach the top straps
    Attach the Top Straps. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Measure 2" from the side seams on one side of the bag.
    • Place the length of the strap in the bag and align the raw edge with the top of the bag.
    • Baste the straps in place.
    Continue to 9 of 9 below.
  • 09 of 09

    Finish the bag

    Finishing a Walker Tote
    Finishing a Walker Tote. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Place the lining in the bag matching the right sides of the bag.
    • Sew along the top of the bag and lining using a 1/4" seam allowance.
    • Turn right sides out through the opening in the bottom of the lining.
    • Slip stitch the opening in the lining closed.
    • Press well so the top seam is perfectly at the top of the bag.
    • Top stitch 1/4" from the top edge of the bag.
    • Sew buttons on the side of the bag opposite the straps.
    • Sew a buttonhole in the center of the bag.
    • Sew a button inside the bag...MORE opposite the center buttonhole.
    • Press the sides of the bag by folding them on the end pocket stitching lines to square the bag.
    • Sew a bar tack on the top of the folds to help the bag maintain the squared sides.