Check out how quick and easy this project is to make!
A dear loved one is having a total Hip Replacement surgery. Immediately my mind goes into overdrive. What can I create with love to assist in her new journey.
Then my mind goes ding ding ding! I instantly recall a wonderful convo my Mom and I had some time ago about how fantastic walker bags are and how you can personalize each one. And their EASY Peasy!
I ended up making her two walker bags. The placemat one is just a fine example of what you can create with very little money and time. The second one will be in my next blog post. I made that one with home decorating fabric and a slightly different design. Once I post it I’ll add a link here so you can see it as well.
Let’s make one! Here are the easy steps…
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- Placemat – Suggested size 19″ X 13″
- Ribbons – to tie bag to walker
- Optional – Buttons for detail
Fold Placemat as seen below and leave a 2″ gap from top and clip. I wanted the flower portion to be the pockets for the walker bag.
I cut my ribbon for the ties at 16-20″ each (2 total) folded in half and clipped into a V shape. These ribbons will tie the bag to the walker.
Use sewing machine to stitch the two dotted lines shown below
Mark Center line with Blue tape…
Be sure to put a few extra stitches in the top inch to re-enforce area for strength.
Please note, I added 2 buttons sewn by hand. In addition, it also hides the stitches from sewing the ribbon to the placemat. I believe it added some nice easy detail as well.
Can you imagine with all the nice variety of placemats out there how easy these are to create. The placemat I picked up was just from an Ace Hardware store. This would be a great beginner sewers project and donate them to Rest Homes or Senior Centers
Bonus Tip: You have the ability to sew your pocket lines in any size you like.
Finished Placemat Walker Bag
Be sure to come back for the Designer Fabric Walker Bag too!