Walker Caddy

Walker Caddy pameladianedesigns.com

Walker Caddy
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In October my mom had knee surgery and has to use a walker as part of her rehab.  The rehab facility provided a walker caddy of green and grey for her to store necessity items that she wanted to keep with her.  I spent a month in Wisconsin after she left the rehab facility to assist her with in-home PT, driving to PT, grocery shopping and helping with other life skills.  The goal of my stay was to transition her towards independence.  However, she still has to use the walker while she works on her core strength and balance.  As the holiday drew near, I made a new and much cheerier walker caddy for her before I headed home.

Fabric Requirements:

1/2 yard Fabric 1 (non-directional snowflake)

1/2 yard Fabric 2 (non-directional snowman)

1/2 yard Pellon 809 Interfacing

Pattern Directions:

  1. Cut Fabric 1, Fabric 2 and Interfacing 18″ x 32″
  2. From remaining Fabric 1 or Fabric 2, cut 4-2.5″ x 18″ straps
  3. Fold each strap RST lengthwise and sew 1/4″ seam on one of the narrow ends.  Turn strap RSO and press lengthwise in half.  Press both long side in 1/4″ and stitch together.  Repeat 4x.
  4. Layer Interfacing and Fabric 1 right side up.  Pin unfinished end of each strap 12″ from corner on the long sides, two on each side.  Place Fabric 2 right side down.  Sew 1/4″ around the perimeter leaving a 2-3″ opening along one of the sides.  Turn right sides of fabric and straps out, poking corners out and press.  Machine stitch opening closed.  Top stitch 1/8″ around the entire perimeter.
  5. Fold and pin fabric sandwich up so that the open edge of pocket is at the top of both straps creating a 6″ pocket. Repeat at the other end.
  6. Top stitch  1/4″ on both long sides to secure pocket ends.
  7. Create smaller pockets by stitching from bottom of pocket to top of pocket and back down to the bottom of the pocket.

Here is what the walker caddy looks like when finished.

Walker Caddy pameladianedesigns.com

Walker Caddy
pameladianedesigns.com