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    Senior Member Japonica's Avatar
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    Hi! Does anyone know where I can find a pattern or tutorial on making a bedside cell phone holder that can Velcro over a bed rail? I volunteer at a hospital and we would like to make these for patients with cell phones. Thanks!
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    Maybe you need to look for a small walker type caddy. Maybe one of these would suit you. http://www.sewingsupport.com/sewing-...lker-bags.html

    If the bag fits the phone too tightly, it might cause someone on medication to miss the bag and the phone hit the floor.
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    You might be able to start with a placemat size and fold and sew one.

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    I bet you can convert this by using Velcro on the back. They can old more than a cell phone, too....book, glasses, tissue......
    http://www.sewcanshe.com/blog/2016/1...ewing-tutorial
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    Sounds like a great thing to make. A smaller version of a walker bag.

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    I was thinking the same thing - what a great and very handy idea!!
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    Maybe this might give you an idea of how to design one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzhusCQcVCo

    I didn't click on any of these patterns but maybe something here could be adapted? http://tipnut.com/organizers-caddies/
    Last edited by thimblebug6000; 06-18-2017 at 08:34 AM.

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    If you really want it to only hold a cell phone I recommend 2 strips of fabric 5 1/2" x 18" and 1 piece of batting (such as W&N) the same size. Sandwich but don't bother to quilt. Near one end sew a 6" piece (fuzzy side) of Velcro lengthwise down the center of the sandwich. Skip 2 or 3 inches and sew the (hook side) Velcro along the same line. On the opposite end of the sandwich: Bind across the end, the fold up about 5" creating a pocket Bind both sides of the sandwich with the pocket folded up. You now have a phone holder the can be hung from a variety of bars or chair arms
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    All of these sound very helpful.

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    Hey! What a great idea! You will start a new fad and a good one at that! I was recently in the hospital and would have loved this!

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    Bless you. I was in the hospital for several weeks and I was constantly searching for my phone. It was usually under me or on the floor
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    I made my MIL a couple of 10x10 bags that hung on the side of the bed using Velcro -- she didn't have a cell phone but used it for her glasses, Kleenex, nail file, etc. Fast forward 15 years and I was facing knee surgery so I made a pair for myself to hold cell phone, kindle and chargers. The folks at the hospital and at the rehab/nursing home loved them and had the folks who make things for the patients come look at what I did. I made them out of a double thickness of home dec fabric because it is heavier. One was just a big pocket and one has smaller pockets for pens and sticky notes (and I have to say I used the sticky notes a lot). I tried to upload a picture but it failed. The two bags fit across the bar of the walker.
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    Here's a tutorial for a bed caddy that could be converted into a bed rail caddy. What I liked about it is that it is "doubled up" with room for a laptop, newspaper or magazine. If you scroll down past the tutorial to the section "How to Use" you will see what I'm talking about. Maybe you could take bits & pieces from several different patterns & make it to best meet the patients needs. I'm thinking you wouldn't want it too large but when my DH was in the hospital last year, it really would have been nice to have one for that hospital TV/nurse call control. It was always hard to find a good place to put that thing.

    http://mypoppet.com.au/makes/2014/02...organiser.html

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