Sunday, September 30, 2007

Wheelchair Bags

About ten years ago, a very dear friend of mine developed transverse myelitis resulting in her being wheelchair bound. Ever since then I've made her a custom made wheelchair bag every Christmas. Here are some wheelchair bags I made one year for the annual WYNGS fund raiser, where my friend sits on the board of directors.

This is a medium weight tapestry wheelchair bag with external water bottle carrier. It's formally lined in a light weight nylon with two inner pockets. Hook & Loop Velcro® closure at the top, and adjustable Hook & Loop Velcro® straps on the top side edges.


This bag has a base of heavy upholstery velvet with an external overlaid pocket made out of Asian Silk. It's formally lined in a light weight nylon with two inner pockets. Hook & Loop Velcro® closure at the top, and adjustable Hook & Loop Velcro® straps on the top side edges.


This is a medium weight tapestry wheelchair bag. It's formally lined in a light weight nylon with two inner pockets. Hook & Loop Velcro® closure at the top, and adjustable Hook & Loop Velcro® straps on the top side edges.



Here is another bag made with a base of heavy upholstery velvet and an external overlaid pocket made out of Asian Silk. It's formally lined in a light weight nylon with two inner pockets. Hook & Loop Velcro® closure at the top, and adjustable Hook & Loop Velcro® straps on the top side edges.

3 comments:

paperseed.wordpress.com said...

These are very cool. I'm thinking of making one for my sister, but we live pretty far apart and I don't know the dimensions of her chair. However, it was enlightening to see you used velcro for the arms. That is really smart.

Sprocket said...

My recommendation to you would be to have someone measure the back dimensions of the chair. Make the bag a little smaller, so that it won't get in the way of the wheels. Be careful about "height" and "depth" (all the above bags are 4 inches deep at the bottom) because a bag that is too big, or too high~~then too much can be put into it that can upset the balance of the chair when people are using/moving it just on the two big/rear wheels.

So, something for you to consider. If you need some construction help/directions, please feel free to email me at the blog.

Anonymous said...

just what i've been looking for!

I hope they’re priced reasonably.

http://www.geocities.com/ivykennedy/