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Wheelchair Totes

Materials

  • Bag (cut 2) 18" x 18"
  • Velcro 2"
  • Handles (cut 2) 13-1/2" x 3"
  • Pocket (cut 1) 7-1/2" x 18"

Instructions

NOTE: All seam allowances are 1/2"

  • Sew pocket to one side of bag, if there is enough fabric. Make divisions for pens/eyeglasses. Stitch 4-1/2" for eyeglass section and 1-1/2" to 2" for pens/pencils.
     
  • Sew side seams and bottom edge. (Double stitch, if not using heavy thread.)
     
  • Serge side seams, top edge and bottom
     
  • Angle corners 1-1/2". (DO NOT CUT OFF).
     
  • Fold down top edge 1-1/4" and topstitch.
     
  • Sew handles 1/2" onto each side seam. Stitch diagonally for strength.
     
  • Sew 2" Velcro into the center (inside edge) of top using diagonal stitching

NOTE: Actual bag needs to measure 28" from the end of one handle to the other end. Handles should be 1" to 1-1/2" wide.

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