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Walker Bag

See Sunny Chandonais walker bag here.
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Finished size of the walker bag is 12 X 17 inches.

Use 1/2” seams unless otherwise noted

Fabric selection

Heavier densely woven fabrics work best for this project and will last longer. I have used heavy cotton twill, poly/cotton blends, and upholstery fabrics. The fabric used in the bag shown here was a medium weight blend. I doubled the fabric for more stability. You can also add a  fusible interfacing for additional support.


Cut 2 rectangles 18 X 14 inches for the front and back.
Cut 2 rectangles 18 X 9 inches for the front and back pockets.
Cut 4 rectangles 10 X 6 inches for the button tabs.
 

Finishing off the top edge of the front, back, and 2 pockets


Serger method: Serge the edges trimming off 1/2” as you serge.. Fold down 1 1/2”. Press. Sew it down with a straight stitch on top of the serged stitching.
Non Serger method: If you do not have a serger, fold down 1/2”. Press. Fold down 1 1/2”. Press. Sew along the edge of the fold with a straight stitch.
 

Pockets

Lay one pocket on the front and the other one on the back aligning them with the bottom edge. Pin in place. See photo below.

Mark a center line on one pocket. This one will have 2 openings. Mark the other pocket 2 1/2” on either side of the center - this one will have 3 openings.

Sew from the bottom to the top edge of each pocket following along the drawn line. Once at the top, stop with the needle down in the fabric. Turn the fabric and stitch 2-3 stitches across the top on each side of the line. Now sew back down to the bottom for reinforcement.

You won’t believe all the stuff folks put in their walker bags. VBG

Button Tabs

Fold the 10 X 6 rectangles in half with right sides together.

Sew along the long side and across one end.

Turn and press.

You will need to serge or zigzag finish the raw ends of two of these.

See the photo below as a guide. The button tabs are outlined in a narrow black line.

Using the 2 tabs with both ends finished, place the serged/zigzag finished end 2” in from the side and 1” down from the top edge of the back. This should make a finished 8” flap. Be sure they are the same length or the bag will hang crooked on the walker.
Sew them in a rectangle followed by an X across as shown in heavy black lines on the photo below.

Place the raw edge of the other 2 tabs 2” up from the bottom edge of the back and sew them on as shown by the thick black lines in the photo below.

Final Assembly

Place the front on top of the back with right sides together. Sew the 2 sides and the bottom at least twice for reinforcement. Zig zag or serge finish the edges.

Sew buttonholes at least 1/2” from the ends of each of the tabs.

Sew the buttons on the front as shown in black in the photo below. Add 2 small rectangles of stabilizer to the back of each button for added support when you sew them on.

See photo at the top of this page for how to apply it to the walker.

That should do it!

Caution - Be sure to caution the recipient of your walker bag against having heavy objects in the bag or keeping alot of stuff in the bag all the time. It makes the front of the walker heavy and less stable when the front of it is weighted down. It can tip over.
It also requires more energy to use a heavy walker.

Laura Waterfield
Laura’s Sewing Studio
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