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    I'm Looking For Patterns For Specific Type Bags...

    I need to make two specific type bags and am looking for ideas.

    The first one is for my pastor's wife. She fell last week and broke her leg. While at her house, delivering a meal, her phone went off...inside her shirt. She laughed and pulled it from her shirt, explaining she had no where to keep it on her because she couldn't carry it in her hands while using crutches and with her leg brace, jeans were out so she had no pockets. So, I was thinking of trying to make her a bag that would hang around her neck, but wouldn't be too heavy or cumbersome.

    The second is for my walker. 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 have the same problem as my pastor's wife, though. I need a way to carry things around with me. I would need it to be able to come off for the days it can fold up.

    Any thoughts, ideas or patterns that would work to hang off of the front of my walker or around someone's neck?
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    for her phone the pattern I've used is called Bare Essentials bag - I made one for a friend and one for myself to take to a quilt conference, but ... I teach school and have a 5th grader who wears a wireless heart monitor. She keeps leaving it places so I made a smaller version of this bag that she now wears everywhere. Makes me so happy everytime I see it. These sling across the chest - over the shoulder - so you hardly know you have it on. Has 2 pockets inside - for card or cash - and one pocket outside.

    My phone fits in the outside pocket if that gives you an idea of the size. It's on my cutting board so you can see inches. It takes 1/2 yard and a fat quarter. The FQ makes the lining of the purse and of the pocket.

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    I searched on the internet for walker bags. Lots of links came up, both patterns and ready made ones you can buy. I'm technoligically challenged and can't post a link.

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    I'm so glad this topic came up! I helped at a fundraiser at a senior housing complex, and I thought, "If we had decorative items for walkers, we'd make a fortune!"

    I've already found a good pattern to start making for next year -- thanks!
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    I've used this pattern for cell phone bags:

    http://www.quiltsmart.com/khxc/index...88768ri1a34555

    It is a bit pricey but comes with the printed interfacing to make 3.

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    How about a wristlet?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Brtc...e=results_main

    I make them with a small tab, and attach a keyfob-type handle for your wrist with steel split ring, so you can have essential keys attached and handy.
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    When I saw the post about the "Bare Essentials Bag", I was reminded that I have a similar pattern so I made that one for my pastor's wife. Then I googled Walker Bags like another member suggested and found a great, easy pattern that I was able to make this 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 all the help!
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    Wow, that was quick. Glad you were able to find the patterns you needed. Both very pretty!

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    I was looking through pattern books at Joann's the other day and happened to notice that McCall's has a several nice looking walker totes.

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    Now, I'm looking for a slightly different type of bag...a Lingerie Bag for traveling. My sister said my nieces would love a small bag they can tuck in their tote bags when they go on trips. She said it is a lot easier to just reach into their tote bag and pull out the lingerie bag instead of digging thru all their stuff...and it's a little more private.

    I need the pattern to be simple and easy to make...not much time to get them done. One is in her last semester of college!! But they both are on the go all the time!!

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    Good job on the walket tote. I have just gotter over having to use a walker. I knew it would be temporary, so I just took 2 shower rings and attached the handles of a sturdy tote to them and let it hang down into the walker. They were not secured in any other way, but did the job.

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    Ps 150, I too use a walker (I upsized to a Rollator since I won't be ditching it in this lifetime). Right now I'm using a leather organizer that's made for a car seat but I'd like to have something smaller & pretty.
    Where did you find your pattern? I've seen several but don't think I've seen one like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bakermom View Post
    I've used this pattern for cell phone bags:

    http://www.quiltsmart.com/khxc/index...88768ri1a34555

    It is a bit pricey but comes with the printed interfacing to make 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bakermom View Post
    I've used this pattern for cell phone bags:

    http://www.quiltsmart.com/khxc/index...88768ri1a34555

    It is a bit pricey but comes with the printed interfacing to make 3.
    Just to let everyone know, when you open this link, i was in someone elses account, after i deleted and logged out I had an email message from someone saying this happened to them, she notified the web site and so did i.
    Just be aware in case this happens to you.

    In no way am i accusing anyone of doing anythin wrong, all i wanted to do was place an order for this bag,

    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimiknoxtaylor View Post
    Ps 150, I too use a walker (I upsized to a Rollator since I won't be ditching it in this lifetime). Right now I'm using a leather organizer that's made for a car seat but I'd like to have something smaller & pretty.
    Where did you find your pattern? I've seen several but don't think I've seen one like that.

    Here is a link to the site I used: http://www.sewingsupport.com/sewing-...lker-bags.html I did the first pattern that they have displayed as a pink one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craftymatt2 View Post
    Just to let everyone know, when you open this link, i was in someone elses account, after i deleted and logged out I had an email message from someone saying this happened to them, she notified the web site and so did i.
    Just be aware in case this happens to you.

    In no way am i accusing anyone of doing anythin wrong, all i wanted to do was place an order for this bag,

    Thank you
    weird. I used the link just to show what was available. I have no clue whose email is showing up. I bought my pattern in a store not online so it's not my address.

    http://www.quiltsmart.com/khxc/index...ef=fun_cellbag

    hope this link is better
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    Can either of you tolerate wearing a belt? Then you could make "holsters" that you could hang on your belts that could hold your phones.

    I've also seen patterns for bags that sling across a person's chest.

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    No belts for me . I have extensive metal hardware in by back and there are several screws that protrude in just the right areas so that wearing a belt or snug waistband are torture (and also put enough pressure there to cause my legs to refuse to work ). My fancy walker is a God send

    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Can either of you tolerate wearing a belt? Then you could make "holsters" that you could hang on your belts that could hold your phones.

    I've also seen patterns for bags that sling across a person's chest.
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    I do put somethings in my pockets, but sometimes I try to carry larger items, and my back pain won't allow for me to carry a bag over my shoulder while hunched over a walker. It would just be too much. So, I made this. I do use a shoulder bag when I'm using my cane, though. It's handy to have when one of your hands is occupied.
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