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Making our own disability aids

Recently my husband threw out the box for my manual wheelchair. - with the cushion inside! So I made my own - from West African prints. No more  boring black fabric. Now I am making hands-free bags so I can carry my mobile phone whilst using crutches. I never lose my phone now!


  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @EcologicalMS.
    Welcome to the Community!  This sounds like an excellent idea.  Do you have a photo of your cushion or the hands free-bags.  That is a great idea!  I use crutches too so that would be ideal for me also to carry my mobile phone, purse, etc.  Well done in doing all that!  My husband makes things from wood and has made an exerciser on another wheelchair which I use outside and has recently made me an exerciser slide (something like a rowing machine) that I sit my right leg in and it pushes up and down so it strengthens my leg while I am sitting on the bed.  I would love to be creative, although I do enjoy making greeting cards for people.  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

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    Very interesting idea @EcologicalMS and welcome to the community! Do you have a picture of anything you've made?
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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @EcologicalMS! This sounds so interesting! How long have you been sewing? I find it really relaxing :)

  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    I love sewing. It is therapeutic. I sewed a cushion once when I was a small child. 
  • EcologicalMS
    EcologicalMS Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I have been sewing since I was a child. I can still remember making dolls dresses - aged 5. 


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