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    Default Grandma's Going to need a new bag

    Here's the gist of the matter. I hate big bags. They just invite more mess to be stored in them and I just like carrying the bare minimum...lip stick, comb, mirror, keys, insurance and ID cards, and my phone.

    So today, I picked up my handicap tag and registration that I have to carry. Mike doesn't want it hanging until we're parking, and I'm thinking an outside pocket for that. My orientation training is coming, so I'll need a place for my white cane.

    Trust me, I can barely fit what I carry in my pocketbook. I have no idea what features to even look for (other than I do want the card protection in the lining).

    I guess I should get to the question... any bag suggestions?
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    Default Re: Grandma's Going to need a new bag

    I remember shopping for a handbag for work that would hold my large day planner...I didn't want a huge tote bag plus a purse. So I went to the store with my planner and tried so many bags until I found one that fit the bill.

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    Default Re: Grandma's Going to need a new bag

    Just a suggestion but keep your handicap pass on your visor. I am using elastics on our visors to hold things. Now for the big question, can you make your own bag?
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    Default Re: Grandma's Going to need a new bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Monique View Post
    Just a suggestion but keep your handicap pass on your visor. I am using elastics on our visors to hold things. Now for the big question, can you make your own bag?
    I was thinking about putting it on the visor, but Jim and Morgan drive me around too. Unlike Mom's it is registered to me and not the car. Which is why I was thinking about just keeping it with me.

    I was hoping to find a pattern for a bag that I could make and maybe modify to make it work for my quirks.
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    Default Re: Grandma's Going to need a new bag

    You need a narrow cross body bag. A pattern should be easy to find.

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    Default Re: Grandma's Going to need a new bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
    You need a narrow cross body bag. A pattern should be easy to find.
    If you'll be using a cane a cross body purse will work best.

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    Default Re: Grandma's Going to need a new bag

    I bought a sling cross body bag years ago from (I hope its okay to mention names) Chico Bag bought online but the company is in Chicago. I think it was only about $20, but just what I wanted. No leather or zippers all made of that parachute type material so it was washable. I am having a hard time picturing the size of bag that you need.

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    Default Re: Grandma's Going to need a new bag

    Vera Bradley also makes several versions of a crossbody bag with lots of compartments. They're a little pricey but if you're near an outlet mall the prices in those VB stores are deeply discounted. Also, some of the older patterns are discounted in the VB online store.

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    I am thinking your biggest hurdle will be the white cane. You are going to need to know the dimensions of it when folded. I am thinking that it may be 12" long at minimum when folded, then a few inches across. Having a bag that will fit in will add a lot of size
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    Default Re: Grandma's Going to need a new bag

    can you have an outside pocket for the cane? Maybe like an umbrella pocket. As for the tag maybe an up and down pocket? If you want to make it yourself there are lots of crossbody patterns available.
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