Recently I got carried away making Bible covers and ministry folders – which gave me the idea to make something our sisters in the nursing homes could use in witnessing. We have 3 in our congregation on walkers and I remembered somewhere seeing little pocket things that fit over a walker. I couldn’t find a tutorial or pattern for what I had in mind, so I combined ideas and created my own version.
Mary Phillips is the one that really inspired me. She’s 94 and been pioneering over 60 years, the last 20 as an infirm pioneer from the nursing home. In recent years, she’s developed some dementia and has not been able to witness like she used to. I know it’s still in her heart, so I wanted to give her a way to witness.
This is a very simple basic walker caddy. Just tie it on the bar of the walker and match the velcro pieces at the bottom to hold the caddy together.
These pouches are handy for meetings too. The large pockets will hold a Bible or large song book. There’s room for pens, notepads, glasses. I like to slip cookies in Sister Phillips’ pockets for her to find later.
And of course it can be adapted and used for anyone!
Click here to download the step-by-step photo tutorial: Walker-Caddy-Tutorial