Last week I shared the Placemat Walker Bag. Today I plan to show you just how easy it is to make a slightly different designed Walker Bag. I love how they both turned out, but I think I have a special place in my heart for this one!
Choice of Fabrics
Oh My, did I have fun picking my fabric this day. Of coarse my Mom taught me well! I mean how can you not go through a fabric store and not touch every single isle of fabric as you ooh and ahhh! I decided upon some Decorating Fabric to give the walker bag a nice shape and weight = sturdy! Due to the design it attaches with hook and loop fastener (Velcro) Convenience, Yes Please!
Supplies for Walker Bag
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2 Contrasting Home Decor Fabric pieces. I cut mine to 15 X 44″ Keep in mind you can use any fabric of your choice and size as well. This walker bag has pockets on both sides and you center it across the walker bar and press the hook and loop fastener together and bam! Attached!
Fabric and Velcro and Thread, oh my!
- Home Decor Fabric (2 pieces of 15 X 44 “)
- (2) 3″ pieces of sew-on hook and loop fastener aka Velcro
- If you chose light weight cotton you may want to use some iron on interfacing
- Cutting Mat
- Rotary Cutter or Scissors
- Ruler and Ruler
- Pins and/or Clips – I used both for this project
- Sewing Machine
Here are the 2 contrasting home decor fabrics I chose…
Cut out your fabric pieces. I cut mine 15 X 44 ” each piece.
Put right sides (pretty sides) together and clip or pin together. I put 2 Clips approx 6″ apart where not to sew as we’ll need to turn the fabric inside out once done sewing around the edge. See below…
Once clipped you can stitch around all the edges except where your clips are.
Trim the corners without clipping stitch to reduce bulk at corners.
Turn the fabric inside out and use a chopstick or something similar to press into each corner to smooth them out. If you think your fabric will be prone to fraying you may stitch around the edges with a serger or use a zig-zag stitch. Be sure to press the opening as it will be sewn closed in the final stitching process.
Adding the Hook and Loop Fasteners
Next, we’ll sew on the hook and loop fastener aka velcro. Important to do this step (Velcro) BEFORE you sew your pockets.
Fold the fabric in half lengthwise to find the center and put a pin there for a moment. Measure from the center out to 6″ from the center and 1.5″ from the side. Pin your pieces of fastener there.
(These are average measurements if you have not seen the walker. There may be some walkers that may need adjustments made)
You will do this 4 times for each piece of hook and loop fastener aka Velcro. Double-check to ensure you have the hook sides on 1 side and the loop side on the opposite side. Sew close to the edge of the fasteners around all 4 pieces.
Make the pockets
Fold the bag in half together and make sure Velcro lines up and all edges are together nicely lined up. Take one piece and fold it up towards the center of bag just above where you see your velcro stitches so you’ll be covering them up. Pin or clip in place. Do this for both sides.
Now for each side, stitch close to the edge from one end to the other. This will also close up that area we left open to turn project right side out.
For the Walker Bag I was making I knew she loves to read and uses a laptop. So I left one side as one pocket and I sewed one line in the center of the other pocket to form 2 sections for perhaps a water bottle, journal, cell phone etc.
Finished Walker Bag
Creates with Love
Another project created with love. If you think about it, we do it all the time! I really enjoy a heartfelt gift and one that will make her life easier while she is healing from hip surgery!
She can keep it and use for other items or she can gift to someone who will be having surgery soon, a win-win! With all the fabric choices my golly can you just imagine the possibilities.
These would make great stroller bags too! Grocery cart bags to hold your bags or list, hand cleaner, etc!
Another project I created with love is this one here if you missed it.
Placemat Walker Bag you can find here. } Super Easy Project!!!
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