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Cool Crutch Cozies Bible Craft

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In A Nutshell

If you have ever had to use crutches you know how sore it makes your armpits. If you know someone who has to use them, they will love you forever for making them a set of Cool Crutch Cozies. They add padding to the crutch as well as make them stylish. We came up with this idea and made them for my 16-year-old daughter when she had ACL surgery on her knee. They were a big hit, and I even made a set for her best friend who was also on crutches at the same time. Unfortunately I had to pull out my patterns again 1 year later as my daughter tore her other ACL. That is when I decided this would be a great mission project for teens and adults. You can make them for people you know and even those you don’t. They can be packaged with a card from your church and given away at hospitals, sports med facilities and orthopedic offices. This is a craft that requires a sewing machine so it will need to be adult supervised.

Cool Crutch Cozies Bible Craft
Cool Crutch Cozies Bible Craft
Cool Crutch Cozies Bible Craft

Estimated Time

1 hour (if you do several at once, you can get a lot done in a short amount of time)

What You Will Need

  • 1/3 yd fabric (we used fleece, but found out that not all fleece is alike. Some of the thicker, softer ones are more prone to raveling, so chose carefully.
  • Matching thread
  • 1” chair pad foam (You will need 2 pieces 7-1/2" x 6")
  • String
  • 26" of 1/4" elastic
  • Safety pin
  • Cool Crutch Cozies Pattern (See Downloads Below).
  • Fabric Layout (See Downloads Below).
  • 4 pieces of paper 8-1/2" x 11"

Instructions

  • Print the patterns on paper and cut them out.
  • Fold a piece of paper in half to be 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Place the top piece pattern on the folded paper aligning the edge on the fold as indicated. Cut out the pattern and unfold. Repeat so that you have two of these top piece patterns.
  • Place patterns on the fabric as shown on the Fabric Layout. Fold fabric in half with right sides together. Place top piece patterns on the fabric aligning the edge on the fabric fold as indicated. Place the hand piece pattern on the fabric as well. two hand pieces.
  • Cut two pieces of foam 7-1/2" x 6"
  • Wrap the foam over the top of each crutch and use string to wrap around it and tie it on. It helps to have two people do this, one to hold the foam and one to tie the string.
  • Take one of the top pieces. Sew 1/2" side seams down each side. Repeat with other piece of fabric.
  • Roll up the bottom 1-1/2". Sew a seam 1” from the folded edge. This will give you a pocket to insert the the elastic. Leave about 1"of the seam open. Repeat with the other top piece.
  • Cut the elastic in half so you have two 13" pieces. Put the safety pin in the end of one of the pieces of elastic. Insert the pin in the 1" gap in the seam that you left open. Push the pin through the pocket, sliding the fabric over it until the elastic is threaded all through the pocket. Be careful that the other end of the elastic remains on the outside. Take both ends of the elastic. Use needle and thread to sew the two ends together. Sew together the remaining 1” gap in the seam. Turn the top piece right side out and place of the foam at the top of the crutch. Repeat with the other piece.
  • To make hand pieces, place one on the table, right side down. Fold the long edges in 1/2" and sew. Fold fabric with right sides together and short unfinished edges together. Sew a 1/2" seam. This will create a tube.
  • Remove the screw that holds the hand piece in place. Slide the rubber handle off. Slide the fabric hand piece tube over the rubber handle then put back in place and retighten the screw. Repeat with the other hand piece.

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