A warm Hoosier Welcome

It has been a while since this Hoosier gal has posted anything. Am trying to get back in the groove . Will be posted sewing, decorating and crafting tips. I like frugality, using what you have in your present stash.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

USING UP MY FABRIC STASH !

I have been using up my fabric stash.....in order to buy some more wonderful fabrics !!  It never ends for us quilters / sewers !
Have wanted to do something for our community....so went searching for a pattern to make walker caddies.  There were many to chose from, but I liked this one. The only thing I changed was the buttons. Used velcro instead.  Took some to one nursing home a couple weeks ago, am finishing up more to take.  They are fun and easy to make.
I like this style because it stabilizes the pouch with the tabs around the legs.  While recovering  from my reconstructive foot surgery last year, I had to use a walker and hop on one leg for two months !  What an ordeal.  Just before my surgery I quickly threw together a bag to hang on my walker.  Well after only a few days it was surmised fast, that a big bag would be better.  Then the darn thing would swing back and forth with whatever I had stashed in it.  
This bag for the nursing homes has the center pocket and two pockets on either side. Enough storage and "doesn't swing out."  :)   That is a good thing.

4 comments:

basketsbyrose said...

Wonderful idea for those who need this. The swing back and forth with the elderly could be a problem. It is so wonderful of you to do this for the nursing home.

yorkie's primitives said...

That is such a great idea. We take gifts to a nursing home every Christmas from our Sunday School Class. That would be so neat to take to those ladies and gents. Thanks for the idea, Valerie

michelle said...

thanks for stopping by.I do luv the photos of the doggies as well,guardian does have that look ,dont he lol ,but hes such a big baby and so luvable.I was so excited to finally put some photos on there .god bless you and have a great weekend michelle

Carol said...

Bless you Susan for making these for the folk at the nursing home.

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