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5 from 2 votes

DIY Wheelchair Coat

Prep Time2 hrs
Active Time2 hrs
Keyword: Sewing
Yield: 1 Coat
Cost: $5


  • Sewing Machine
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Straight Edge Ruler


  • 1 package Magnets
  • 1/2 yard Coordinating Fabric
  • 1 Store bought Coat or Jacket


  • Cut the back of your coat apart down the middle.
    pictured cutting coat back
  • Cut a strip of fabric the length of the coat back plus 1".
  • Fold the short edges of the fabric up 1/2".
  • Fold the strip in half longways. Press.
  • Lie the fabric strip on the right side of the coat. The raw edges of the strip should meet the raw edge of the coat. Sew in place using a scant 1/4" straight stitch.
    pictured cut coat with fleece pinned to raw edge
  • Fold the strip over the raw edge of the coat. Sew in place along the folded edge.
    pictured wheelchair coat with finished back
  • Attach the magnet by creating a pocket or just sewing the magnets to the two top sides of the coat.