Sunday, December 25, 2011

Walker Bag Completed

I made a walker bag for my mom yesterday from Kwik Sew 3927, and true to its name, it was very quick to sew. Here it's shown over a chair as I haven't presented it to her yet.

The backside is the same as the front. It has a double pocket on each side, ties to the walker with fabric ties, and has velcro on the facing so it doesn't flop around when mom is racing down the walkway at her home.

I made it exactly as shown in the pattern, and will have mom use it for awhile before I decide what modifications for the next time. With these gorgeous fabrics, I have a feeling I may get requests to make more from the other ladies at the home. I used fusible fleece to give some firmness to the body of the bag, but I'm a bit concerned that the pockets are too flimsy. I may stabilize them with fleece as well, and maybe add a zippered pocket to one side of the bag in the next go-round. I'd also like to make View B, which has a front closure and looks more purse-like.

Today is Christmas, and I hope all of you have a wonderful day with family and friends. Since two of our children are not here, it's a pretty quiet day. My youngest went to Istanbul with his office mate and will be here on New Year's Day. My daughter and her family decided not to travel as it's so nerve wracking. I don't blame her, and encouraged her to stay home even though I miss the little darling GD. I'll bring the bag to mom today, then come home and cook a lovely dinner with my son.


  1. Cynthia, that bag came out so well with those gorgeous fabrics! I'm sure your mother will love it and all the other ladies will be totally jealous!

    We're having a quiet Christmas day here too! Merry Christmas!


  2. That's so pretty! It looks very handy too - I'm sure your mum will love it.

  3. Beautiful, Cynthia! I agree that the other ladies will be jealous!

  4. A Merry Christmas to you. Its a very beautiful and useful present. I am sure your Mum will love it and find it very handy. My Mum at 63 has just started using a walker so she will be very interested to see if we can get the pattern over here in Australia.

  5. Hi Cynthia,
    I've purchased Kwik Sew 3927 to make a carrier for my dad's walker. He's still very active at church, and I intend to make his out of pinstripe suiting fabric, so it will have a more formal look when he goes to services. I'm planning on making View B; you had mentioned on that you were planning on making View B. Have you gotten around to making it? I'm only an intermediate-level sewing person, and I could use any tips about its construction! Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Marie,
      No, I haven't gotten around to making View B yet, Right now my sewing room is packed in boxes as I've had the ceilings scraped in August, and I still haven't unpacked. I can't get to any fabric! Good luck on making it. It's pretty easy, so you shouldn't have a bit of trouble with it.


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