Our Girl Scout troop has a neighborhood retirement community with a memory center. The residents are delightful and LOVE when kiddos come to visit. Many of them have walkers with seats but no pockets to carry items around. These diy pockets as a service project idea are a great way to make a difference. The pockets are easy to create and a great first sewing project too. You can use scrap fabrics and pockets from old jeans if you want to incorporate the element of re-purposing items. This post was sponsored by VELCRO™ Brand but the ideas and opinions are my own.
To make the pockets, you will need the following materials and supplies.
- VELCRO™ Brand Sew On
- Kunin Group eco-fi Plus felt
- Fabric, Sizzix Machine and Laura Kelly Dies
- Sewing Machine
- Cutting Mat
Start by cutting the front pocket pieces from felt and decorating them with sewn on die-cuts, ribbons, etc. The pocket fronts should measure 8 inches tall by 11 inches across.
Sew the pockets to the bottom of a larger piece of felt that measures 12 inches across by 15 inches tall.
Sew in the VELCRO™ Brand Sew On Fastener across the back top of the larger piece of felt, leaving four inches in between the two coordinating pieces. Note that some walkers have foam cushions around the bar. These will need more space between the strips.
Attache the pockets to the walkers.
I love the way the denim pocket from an old pair of jeans makes a great additional pocket for glasses, remotes and smaller items.
I bet there is a home near you that would LOVE to receive a bunch of these walker pockets.
I bought the VELCRO™ Brand Sew On Fasteners at my local JoAnn Fabrics store. Did you know they have a program now for Girl Scouts? Check it out and learn how to save 15%!
Enter to win a $10 gift card and my pumpkin die that I designed for Sizzix/Ellison Education if you would like.
Cheers to Girl Scouts Making a Difference,