Thursday, May 02, 2013
My older sister recently had knee replacement surgery & will be using a walker for several weeks, so I've been busy making walker caddies!
This one I made especially for her, as it matches the quilted Bible cover I made for her a few years ago.
There are pockets on both sides, to hold a book, glasses & a pen & a notebook or her hearing aids case.
The round plastic rings are from the Baby department & are used to fasten things like toys & pacifiers to strollers & car seats. They're flexible & just push on over the bars.
I used a nice big button with easy loop closure for arthritic hands. This pocket would be perfect for a portable or cell phone.
I bought her a matching insulated cup so she can carry her
coffee from the kitchen to the chair by her TV, while keeping BOTH hands on the walker.
I noticed that the caddy tipped a bit with the weight of a filled
cup so I added some binding ties to the top edge to help steady it
& keep it even.
After I finished hers, I decided to make another &
used the binding across the top of the pockets as ties to keep it stable.
Same idea...one large button & easy loop closure on one pocket. I put strips of Velcro hook & loop tape along the bottom edges of the underside area to further stabilize the caddie by keeping front & back edges together.
I found a cute HOT PINK insulated cup to go with this one!
THEN I got the brilliant idea that I could use a machine embroidery on the front pocket to make a funny statement!
Laughter IS the best medicine, ya' know.
I know SEVERAL people who could have used this caddie this year.
This golf themed fabric was not pre-quilted, like the other two, so I got to practice my free motion quilting a bit.
Here is a view of the back 2 pockets but you can't see the extra hidden one that I added beneath the back part. I thought it would be an extra safe spot for a wallet.
I have lots more ideas for ones I want to make.
I think they would be great gifts to have on hand for unexpected accidents or knee replacements.
Our friends seem to be having a LOT of those lately!
I'd rather be...
Sleeping (or Napping)
and my favorite...I'd rather be In PARIS!
Thanks for visiting The Gazebo House! I'm going to stay at my sister's home to help care for her when she comes home from rehab, so I'll be away from my computer for a little while. I promise to return your visits when I get back.
I'm working on doing a tutorial on how to make these but in the meantime, I'm linking to Yvonne's StoneGable for Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits today.
Posted by Rettabug at 5/02/2013 07:43:00 AM