DIY: UPHOLSTERY PROJECT II

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CUSTOM TOTES FOR WHEELCHAIRS: With the leftover fabric from the upholstery project, I sewed a pillowcase for a body pillow and a cute tote to donate. Whenever I visit my mom at the nursing home, I noticed a mix of bags and totes hanging haphazardly on residents’ wheelchairs. The reusable grocery totes weren’t made to hang properly on the backs of wheelchairs, and that fact bothered me greatly.

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TOTE #1

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Also, I think I’m the only person who noticed — and was bothered — the totes being twisted around to fit behind the wheelchairs. So, I decided to sew a cute tote that would fit properly. With the success of one tote, I turned a semi-failed pillowcase into another tote to donate. Within 30 minutes, I had another cute little tote with handles and small strip of velcro on the inside.

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TOTE #2

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More totes made from old pillowcases. The nursing home staff seemed excited and gracious with the new totes, but unfortunately, I didn’t seem them hang the totes on the wheelchairs. I’m not sure how the staff divvy out donations, but I plan to keep an eye out for the cute totes during future visits with my mom.

4 thoughts on “DIY: UPHOLSTERY PROJECT II

  1. Awwwwww. You are such a sweetie. My heart aches for you every time I think of you and your mom. You have such a good heart by looking out for others. Miss you.

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