The neck area is adjustable with D-rings on mine so that can easily be slipped over the head and tightened up to fit when needed.
These pics are to give an idea of how they fit. (Since I'm the model and the photographer, I finally have an excuse for my amateur quality shots.)
This is a pic of the basic design I used.
I made mine from two pieces of fabric sewn right sides together leaving an opening for turning. Don't forget to pin the straps in place! If spilling liquids are a bigger issue, you might want to use a terry on one side or as a lining down the center.
Some things I learned along the way:
- Use busy prints so that possible stains are not as much of an issue.
- Use two different fabrics on each side. It's reversible!
- In addition to top stitching about a quarter of an inch in all the way around the edge once it's turned right side out, sew in a design or two in the center, or just straight lines to hold the fabrics together. I used a heart design on this one.
No need to leave the guys out. Just use some fabrics such as these.
It's so often difficult to adjust to being in a nursing home. This may be one small way to make it a bit more tolerable.
The relatives are arrive in less than an hour! Must get to work.