November 22, 2015

Wheelchair Bag

I received an order for a wheelchair bag from a customer looking to replace a bag that her mother currently had.  After asking her many questions, this is what I knew:

     She wanted it to be about 10"W and 6"H.
     She wanted it to be like a pouch but did not want it to zip but rather partially close with velcro.
     She wanted straps that could be wrapped around the wheelchair and be velcroed to the bag.
     Her mother wanted the bag next to her on the inside of the wheelchair.
     She wanted no pockets inside the pouch.

Here is what I came up with.

 I put a large pocket on the front to add some interest to the front.

I used the same fabric as the pocket for the lining.

This shows how the straps will wrap around the wheelchair which will be much narrower.  I, also, squared the bottom corners to give the pouch a little more capacity.

Hope she likes it!


  1. Looks like it has all the requirements... and is cute, to boot! :)

  2. Awesome sew!
    It should be useful. I snickered when you described the pocket on the outside as "some interest" in spite of the order being no pockets. I don't think I could resist adding pockets either.

    1. She just didn't want pockets inside. I felt that gave me creative freedom!

  3. What a handy bag for a wheelchair user! Just think of all the little things one would need to put in there to keep safe. It looks great! I'll bet once this customer's friends see it, you'll be getting more orders!

  4. Sorry I've been mia, I've missed looking at your blog. Love this wheelchair bag and I guess it's nice getting to make something simple after all the more complicated patterns you make.