Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Introducing OOAK Wheel Chair Bags by PonderosaQuilter

In her own words...
"A girlfriend asked me to make a wheelchair bag for her daughter. The daughter and I worked together to design a bag that meets her needs. Then, I began hearing that all the wheelchair bags on the market are boring black. Women in wheelchairs want something pretty just like women who can walk and carry a bag slung over a shoulder. So, I began making more bags in all kinds of fancy, colorful prints. A number of them sold. The most frequent comment was "happiness about finding something pretty!" Then, someone else contacted me through PonderosaQuilter on Etsy about making a different kind of bag that would meet her needs. And, so a second style was added to my shop. This style hangs below the armrest, and does not catch on anything in a narrow hallway. Now, a third person has contacted me about making a larger version of the first bag, and with outside pockets. So, that style will soon be added to my shop repertoire. I enjoy making these bags, and meeting the needs and desires of women in wheelchairs."

Astrological Wheel Chair Bag

This bag is made with all new pre-washed cotton fabrics and cotton batting. 
It is machine quilted. The top edge and flap are bound.
The straps are stiffened lightly with fusible interfacing. 
They wrap around the armrest and are held in place by two 3" strips of hook and loop fastener. 
They are sized to fit an armrest that is 11.25" around;
 this is with full overlap of the fastener.
There is a brown button for closure.
Dimensions: 8.25" high, 9.5" wide, 2.5" deep
Colorful Waves Wheel Chair Bag
Shop Introduction:  Here you will find OOAK items including quilts, tote bags, purses, wheelchair bags, and rag rugs. All the quilts and many of the bags are made from new fabrics. I also like to upcycle the good parts of clothes and sheets by making tote bags and crocheted rag rugs. Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. Currently I'm on a mission to use up all my fabrics before buying any more. Repeat customers: enter coupon code REPEATCUSTOMER for 10% discount.
This is a smoke free, cat-friendly home.
I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy making them.


Valerie said...

Thanks for all the effort you put into posting about my wheelchair bags.
I do enjoy making them. The women are so appreciative. They have become my best selling items.

Sarah said...

You're welcome! I see many happy sewing days in your future....