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    My mom is in a nursing home but has a scooter to ride. They call it a motorized wheelchair - I call it a scooter. Anyhow, she wanted to know if I could make her a new bag to go on the arm. She had one but said it was getting fairly well worn. I live in another state and so knew this was going to be a challenging task. My sis sees mom often but has no picture taking skills. Anyhow, by guess or by golly, I made this little bag. I am hoping it will slide on over the armrest. It is hard to get measurements from someone who has no sewing skills. :-) Plus, it couldn't be too long or it would hang down and hit the fender. Will let you know how it worked.

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    Looks good to me. Great idea.

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    Very ceative and very pretty colors!!!

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    Beautiful and looks like it will be perfect to me.

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    I made one for myself, I'm not in a nursing home, but am in a scooter/power chair/motorized wheelchiar. I just call mine, my chair. Anyway, the one I made myself is 10" wide, and only 6" top to bottom. I wish I would have made mine longer. I origanally made it just to put my phones in so I didn't have to hurry for the phone. Now I try to carry more in it and stuff falls out, so the next one I make will be longer. And from the ruler you have there, that looks like a nice length. I did put elastic in the straps because I keep my arm a little lower in front so the controls go under my desk, and without the elastic, it keeps sliding forward. But if she keeps the arms level or tilted back a smidge it should work perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    I made one for myself, I'm not in a nursing home, but am in a scooter/power chair/motorized wheelchiar. I just call mine, my chair. Anyway, the one I made myself is 10" wide, and only 6" top to bottom. I wish I would have made mine longer. I origanally made it just to put my phones in so I didn't have to hurry for the phone. Now I try to carry more in it and stuff falls out, so the next one I make will be longer. And from the ruler you have there, that looks like a nice length. I did put elastic in the straps because I keep my arm a little lower in front so the controls go under my desk, and without the elastic, it keeps sliding forward. But if she keeps the arms level or tilted back a smidge it should work perfectly.
    Thanks so much for the input. I never thought of seeing if anyone here might have the measurements I need. I sent along some sticky velcro tabs for her to put on the handles and the armrest so it would stay in place. Thanks again for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4
    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    I made one for myself, I'm not in a nursing home, but am in a scooter/power chair/motorized wheelchiar. I just call mine, my chair. Anyway, the one I made myself is 10" wide, and only 6" top to bottom. I wish I would have made mine longer. I origanally made it just to put my phones in so I didn't have to hurry for the phone. Now I try to carry more in it and stuff falls out, so the next one I make will be longer. And from the ruler you have there, that looks like a nice length. I did put elastic in the straps because I keep my arm a little lower in front so the controls go under my desk, and without the elastic, it keeps sliding forward. But if she keeps the arms level or tilted back a smidge it should work perfectly.
    Thanks so much for the input. I never thought of seeing if anyone here might have the measurements I need. I sent along some sticky velcro tabs for her to put on the handles and the armrest so it would stay in place. Thanks again for the advice.
    And I've never thought of velcro. thanks....learn something every day don't we.

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    You might try putting large rubber bands, like post office uses, around the arm of the chair. Rubber bands need to be 1/4" to 1/2" wide they are strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4
    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    I made one for myself, I'm not in a nursing home, but am in a scooter/power chair/motorized wheelchiar. I just call mine, my chair. Anyway, the one I made myself is 10" wide, and only 6" top to bottom. I wish I would have made mine longer. I origanally made it just to put my phones in so I didn't have to hurry for the phone. Now I try to carry more in it and stuff falls out, so the next one I make will be longer. And from the ruler you have there, that looks like a nice length. I did put elastic in the straps because I keep my arm a little lower in front so the controls go under my desk, and without the elastic, it keeps sliding forward. But if she keeps the arms level or tilted back a smidge it should work perfectly.
    Thanks so much for the input. I never thought of seeing if anyone here might have the measurements I need. I sent along some sticky velcro tabs for her to put on the handles and the armrest so it would stay in place. Thanks again for the advice.
    And I've never thought of velcro. thanks....learn something every day don't we.

    So is yours a chair a not a scooter? I would love to see how you made it, but my dad has a scooter, not a chair.

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    This is what mine looks like. I really just threw it together, no pattern. Just lined two pieces of fabric, then sewed three sides and added the pocket,( before sewing together of course) and added the straps. You could easily make something for your dads scooter. Does he have a place for a basket. I also have a scooter and I got a basket with it.

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    That is sooo cute! He has the same type arms, so I do believe something like this would work. He does have a basket as well. If you decide to make a bigger one, will you post a tute? I'm a novice so like to take the advice and instructions of the experts!

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    Great idea. And those fabrics are so pretty. She is going to love it. Thanks for sharing.

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    great idea!

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    Perhaps if you know what kind of scooter she has you could go to a local rest home and see if there is one there you could measure. A nice touch would be to make one for the person who let you measure for the one you will be making for your mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lclang
    Perhaps if you know what kind of scooter she has you could go to a local rest home and see if there is one there you could measure. A nice touch would be to make one for the person who let you measure for the one you will be making for your mom.
    I had thought of that but she was in a hurry for it. But still a good idea and perhaps something I can pursue as a community project with my local quilt guild. ( A group of fabulous women!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trueimage
    That is sooo cute! He has the same type arms, so I do believe something like this would work. He does have a basket as well. If you decide to make a bigger one, will you post a tute? I'm a novice so like to take the advice and instructions of the experts!
    Oh thanks for the expert, but if I was an expert it would have been done the right way the first time. I just played as I went. Actually the very first one I made was narrower but longer. So I tried it this was this time. Next one, strick 3, should be a good size. I actually think that SandyinZ4 has it done the first time!!!!!!

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    I don'tknow until I hear from my mom but I really like your idea of the elastic in the handles. I think between us al, we can come up with something great. I also padded mine with W&N so it would be a bit stiffer. Ran two lines of stitching down just to hold it in place. Could have quilted it a bit more if I had more time...maybe on the next one.

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    Can't wait to hear how your mom likes it!

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    That's a cute little bag. I like the fun Spring time look to it. With inches of snow on the ground, that would perk up anyone! You did great and let us know if it fits!

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    It did fit (just barely) and Mom loved it. Said she has gotten tons of compliments on it. I am thinking of trying to make another with the elastic in the handles, like klgreene, (top of page)another nice person on here, said she made hers. I hve an idea of trying to make one so it would be more accesible to get one's hand in. Will experiment and if it works out, I will do a tute. Might be a month or so, tho. You know how life gets in the way!

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    Glad it fit. It's darling!

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