Custom sewn functional summer jacket

– suitable for wheelchair users

User in her summer jacket. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User in her summer jacket. Photo: Katharina Ratzka

Description
Windproof summer jacket with wide sleeves and long tight cuffs. Zipper with key ring.

For more information, please contact the user through spinalistips@spinalis.se

Users comments
The user wanted a lightweight jacket for summer evenings. She tried many garments specially designed for people with disabilities, but did not find anything suitable. They are all sewn from too much fabric that prevents her from moving freely.
She developed this model and sewed it from fabric remnants. The cuffs keep out cold air and keep the sleeves out of the way when she drives a wheelchair.

Made by
User’s assistant

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

Editors comments
Please see www.textilochtips.wordpress.com (last checked March 2017) to find more patterns for clothing for persons with disabilities.

This tip is from 2011

Large cuffs on summer jacket. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
Large cuffs on summer jacket. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User drives wheelchair while wearing her summer jacket. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User drives wheelchair while wearing her summer jacket. Photo: Katharina Ratzka

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Tipsare: Anonym 19

Together with her husband the person livs in a house in the countryside. She is retired. Since 1998 she has a C6 spinal cord injury. She has personal assistance 13 hours a day.