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Thread: A Cute, Useful Walker Bag

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    A Cute, Useful Walker Bag

    I have several back, hip and spine issues. Some days I feel fine and can get away without using any assistance (though I usually pay for it later), other days I need a cane and on really bad days, like today, I need a walker. I need a way to carry things around with me, though. I would need it to be able to come off for the days it can fold up. So, yesterday I asked for patterns and someone suggested I google for a pattern and I found this. Very helpful and it went together in an afternoon!

    I didn't take a photo of the back of the walker bag (my hip was hurting too much), but there's a large center section to the bag, two front pockets (shown) and three back pockets. The first photo shows it behind the bar, which is easier for me, and the second photo shows it in front of the bar so you can see the bag better. Thanks for looking!
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    Great looking bag, love the fabric!

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    The fabric colors are so fresh and bright. I hadn't seen this particular pattern before, but the item should be nicely stabilized with the horizontal straps. This is a very nice bag. Thank you for sharing with us. I hope you are feeling more comfortable....

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    It turned out really nice. Looks very useful as well as attractive.
    I use a cane & love that they now have ones that are attractive.
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    That's a great bag you made for yourself. I'm sure it will be very helpful to you! Great job!

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    Nice bag- I like how it attaches at the sides too.

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    Really nice. Do you have the link where you found this pattern?

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    Pretty fabric, you bag is very nice.

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    Here's the link to the particular bag that I made:

    http://www.laurassewingstudio.com/Se...alker_bag.html

    And this is a link to a lot of other ones linked to one page:

    http://www.sewingsupport.com/sewing-...lker-bags.html
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    Thanks so much everyone!!
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    I love that bag. You just whipped that out. It looks professional. Very pretty. It looks to be handy too.

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    Great idea and a great useful bag. I hope you have more good days than bad days.
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    nicely done
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    Love that it has so many pockets. I love the fabric you choose, too.

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    that is a great idea.I hope you feel better and do not need it so often tho.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

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    Do you have a tray for your walker? When my mother was living we got her a tray that fit over the handles of her walker so that she could carry a plate or other things that didn't fit into her bag. It just slips onto the walker very easily. It made a nice addition to her independence as it could hold odd shaped and larger items than the bag could - like a stack of laundry.

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    Hope things are going better for you today. I LOVE your bag! It is so pretty. I have a friend who has a walker and could use something like this. Thanks for shareing.

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    Thanks everyone! I don't have a tray for it, but a friend told me that she has one if I need it. I went yesterday and today without a walker, but by this evening, I was back into it.
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps 150 View Post
    Here's the link to the particular bag that I made:

    http://www.laurassewingstudio.com/Se...alker_bag.html

    And this is a link to a lot of other ones linked to one page:

    http://www.sewingsupport.com/sewing-...lker-bags.html
    Is this site still active? I joined the yahoo group but there have been no entries since last year that I can find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornerstone quilter View Post
    Is this site still active? I joined the yahoo group but there have been no entries since last year that I can find.
    I'm referring to Laura's site.

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    I don't know if it's still active. I just followed the directions on this page and made the bag. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    Does anyone have a pattern for walker bags that fit on the side of the walker instead of the front?

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    I wonder if there is a way to custom fit these patterns so that they hang from the side bar on the side of the walker instead of the front bar? You might have to make them thinner, but I'm sure it would probably work.
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    You've done a great job on this bag! Pretty fabric as well.
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