Tutorial: Walker caddy and cup holder

Tutorial: Walker caddy and cup holderBlessings always come in the strangest of packages.  Today, it was when I saw this pair of tutorials by Melissa from Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns, showing how to make a walker caddy and cup holder.  Memories of my grandfather sprang to mind and brought a smile to a cold, sleety morning.  If you’ve known someone who uses a walker, you know how helpful a walker caddy and cup holder can be.  With both hands on the walker, there are no hands free to carry a book or a remote or a cup of water.  She also points out that both of these items are also handy for parents of small children who use strollers.

You can find her walker caddy tutorial as a guest post in the Bake, Craft, & Sew Along at Skip To My Lou.  Go to her blog, Melly Sews, for the tutorial showing how to make a cup holder that will attach to the walker.

My grandfather used a walker and I have the sweetest memories of my then-toddler daughter playing on his walker like a mini jungle gym.  He couldn’t run and chase her, but he could watch her play on his walker as it sat in front of his chair.  He’d play “hide and seek” with her, closing his eyes while she hid somewhere in the room.  And kickball.  From his chair, he’d kick a small ball back and forth with her.  Thank you Melissa, for the sweet memory in this Thanksgiving week!


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    Aw, Anne, this post made me tear up a little. I only have one grandparent left. Two of my grandparents never met my husband or kids, but we are blessed that all 4 of my husband’s grandparents are still alive and get to play with out kids – one from behind her walker, just as your grandfather did. She’s going to be excited to receive this caddy – it’s a Thanksgiving present for her.

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