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A Free Nancy’s Notions® Project Sheet
This walker caddy will give a greater sense of independence to those who rely on walkers for added security. You can make a caddy in about an hour, or a group can assemble multiples as a quick project. This project was adapted from a caddy developed by Catherine Nolan, from Glendale, Arizona.|
- 3/4 yd. outer fabric
- 3/4 yd. lining
- 26" x 27" fleece or flannel (batting)
- Shears, or rotary cutter and mat
- Matching all-purpose thread
- Fabric markers
We recommend cotton, chambray, lightweight denim, or other sturdy washable fabric for the outside and lining. Consider using vinyl for the lining if you plan to carry beverages in the caddy.
1. Cut fabrics:
2. Place lining section wrong side up. Center fleece/batting over lining. Cover with base section, right side up. Pin layers together; then serge or zigzag around all outer edges, catching all layers.edges.
- Cut one outer fabric piece 26" x 27" (base).
- Cut four outer fabric pieces 1" x 18" (ties).
- Cut lining fabric 26" x 27".
3. Fold caddy in half, right sides together, meeting 27" sides. Stitch 1/2" side seams.
4. Form gussets at the lower edge to shape the bottom of the caddy.
5. Fold under 3/4" at upper edge of caddy. Machine stitch hem.
- At lower corner, fold the fabric so the side seam stacks on top of the center fold line, forming a triangle.
- Stitch across the triangle 1-1/2" from the point, sewing perpendicular to the seam.
- Repeat on opposite corner. Optional: Trim seams; serge or zigzag to prevent raveling.
6. Prepare ties.
- Serge or zigzag short ends of each tie.
- Fold each tie in half, meeting lengthwise edges; finger press.
- Open each tie; meet lengthwise edges to the center crease.
- Fold tie in half meeting lengthwise edges. Edgestitch short ends and lengthwise edge.
7. Attach the ties.
8. Stitch pockets.
- Fold each tie in half meeting short ends to identify the center.
- Place one tie at each end seam with its center positioned in the hem. Stitch across the center several times to secure each tie.
- Measure 8" from each seam. Position and stitch the remaining two ties in place.
- Meet ends of ties, folding ties away from the caddy.
- Meet hemmed edges of the caddy, positioning a seam at each end.
- Mark a straight line from the two inner ties to the bottom fold.
- Stitch from ties to bottom fold forming three pockets. Be sure to keep ties on outside of caddy, away from stitching.
9. Tie caddy onto front of walker.