This caddy provides some convenience for anyone with a walker. The finished size is approximately 7” x 12.” The project is purposely made as one large pocket to make it as easy as possible for fingers to access anything inside.
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Sturdy fabrics such as denim work well
Velcro, snaps or buttons
Note: All seam allowances are 1/2”
Cut 1 piece of fabric 13-1/2 wide x 16” long for caddy body (A)
Cut 2 pieces of fabric 4” wide x 21-1/2 long for straps
On 13-1/2”” x 16” piece, finish the top and bottom edges by either serging the edges or by turning under 1/4” and pressing to the wrong side.
Fold down 1-1/4” to the wrong side on both top and bottom edges and machine hem. (B)
If using a light-weight fabric, sew each strap piece right sides together leaving an opening for turning. Turn right side out, then top-stitch 1/4” from all sides. Finished size will be 1-1/2”” x 20-1/2.”
If using heavier fabric (such as denim), press all seam allowances to the wrong side of fabric. Then, fold strap in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and top-stitch ¼” in from all sides. Finished size will be 1 ½” x 20 ½”
Lay straps on caddy 2 ½” from each side with one end of strap even with the top of the caddy. Sew onto caddy. (C)
Fold caddy in half with right sides together and sew side seams.(D)
Turn right side out. Add hook and loop tape onto ends of straps using an “X” configuration to secure or sew buttons and buttonholes onto straps for closures. (E & F)
This project is based on an original project by Shirley Biehl