It's shameless commerce Tuesday—the day I feature something from my Etsy shop, Pasque Flower Creations: http://www.etsy.com/shop/pasqueflower. Today I'm featuring custom walker caddies.
This practical gift would brighten the day of an aging parent or grandparent, disabled veteran, or anyone battling a serious injury or illness. A walker bag or caddy can assist elderly or disabled loved ones who rely on a walker for mobility. With both hands on the walker, the user will be able to have frequently-used items at hand, and be able to "carry" items when on the go. ( Even my curmudgeonly uncle uses his fish-themed walker caddy daily, and grudgingly admits it is really handy and a conversation starter to boot. )
The bag shown is in the photo is made of decorator weight striped cotton with a thin layer of fusible interfacing for added weight and durability. All seams are serged or finished with French seams for a finished look and extra strength. Two roomy front pockets and three back pockets, as well as a 16" x 8.5" inner pocket provide ample storage for reading materials, glasses, remote controls, cell phones, photos, cards, or medic alerts. Straps are reinforced with extra stitching. Outer pockets are double stitched and reinforced at stress points. Buttonholes are double-stitched and buttons are securely sewn and thread-shanked.
Bags can be made in a variety of colors, designs, or themes that might reflect the recipient's interests (i.e., sports, military service, patriotic, tools, cards, flowers, retro, gardening, palm trees, knitting, etc.). There are a host of novelty fabrics that could make your one-of-a-kind caddy something that reflects the recipient's personality, as well as beautiful stripes, geometrics and floral home dec fabrics. Pocket spacing can also be customized to fit particular needs. I have made pretty and sparkly feminine caddies, and a tool-themed caddy with wood grain fabric and real hardware washers and nuts for trim, florals from sweet to flashy, and functional but not- too-fancy stripes.
I prefer to use high quality cotton home dec or quilter quality fabrics. (Heavier fusible interfacing would be used to add heft to quilter cottons.) The walker bag is machine washable, gentle cycle, no bleach. Line dry or tumble dry low.
LeAnn aka pasqueflower