Adapt Wheelchair Slippers To Fit Small Tires
Q: Shannon, your son's wheelchair has tires that are 12 inches in diameter. You bought our regular wheelchair slippers which fit 24 inch tires and adapted it to fit yours. How did you do it?
A: The 24” slippers have a seam, so I took the seam apart, which took probably 1-2 minutes.
Q: How did you get the right size?
A: Going from 24” tires to 12” was truly a no-brainer . After taking the seam apart, I took the slipper and wrapped it around the tire and marked with a pin where I would need to cut the fabric & sew the new seam. Having the fabric marked, I now cut the slipper and sewed (first hand sewed, then got lazy and got the sewing machine out for the remaining piece.) One 24” slipper now made two slippers for a complete set. I then took the other 24” slipper and did the same thing.
Q: How difficult was it?
A: Because I was essentially just cutting the material in half and making a new seam, it was easier than I could have imagined.
Q: What advice do you have for someone who wants to try this?
A:Order the original slipper and do it. If you can hand stitch a seam, you can do it. So simple!