Monday, September 15, 2014

Love To Sew - Walker or Wheelchair Bag

For your information:    Love to Sew has a nice  walker/wheelchair bag posted today.  It can be viewed HERE. 

Enjoy your day!

Linda

Saturday, September 13, 2014

WALKER BAG

I've been wanting to make a walker bag for some time, and finally managed to get one made today.  There are various kinds, and this is a very simple one.  It has an outer and  inner pocket,  and two straps with velcro closures.  I also added a removable bottom base to the bag, so it wouldn't sag.  There's a heavier interfacing along with the quilt batting which I applied to the top of the bag so it wouldn't droop.  I was wondering about a center strap, but then the person might have problems with reaching in, so I decided to try it this way. 

I'm not doing a tutorial, as it is a basic tote bag, lined,  and it has two straps.  I'm sure there's a few things I could improve on.  I'll let you know when it's  tried and tested!

Craftsy has an excellent tutorial for a tote bag and pouch as I mentioned before.  The tote bag tutorial would be good to use for this!


                                                                    
                                                                      Outer Pocket



The back


Velcro closures



Inside pocket

A Walker

ZIPPER POUCH - Free Craftsy Class

This is a simple pouch I made while watching a free Craftsy class.   I quilted this one as I'm crazy about quilting!!  This was presented by Kirstin Link and the class is called BAG-MAKING BASICS, Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch. It is excellent. I go back and review quite often!

 It is great for beginners as well as anyone who hasn't made a bag or pouch before. It gives you the basics to complete both projects.

 What I like about Craftsy is that the video classes are not removed after a few months. They are there for many years, available to watch and/or review.   I also like that I can follow along with Kirstin, stop the video if I need to, and go back. You can find the class HERE.




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

How to Apply a Zipper to a Pouch Presented by Fig Tree and Co.



I found this tutorial interesting!  It's a different way of inserting a zipper.  The pattern and instructions for the bags are available for purchase at Fig Tree & Co.!