Caring for aging parents or disabled adults can be a time consuming but worthwhile job. Many times mealtime can bring messes and extra laundry due to spills. Tucking in towels or rags is not always productive because they come untucked frequently. They can also be uncomfortable for some because they have to be tucked into the shirt they are wearing. For those with sensory issues this can be a bigger problem.
While stores carry bibs for children, it is hard to find ones that are sized for adults. My mother had a friend who was having a problem finding one, so she created one on her own. It was a simple project that provided amazing benefits for the caregiver and her mother also. This DIY Adult Bib is machine washable and perfect for when you want to minimize messes but allow them the freedom to eat without worry.
DIY Adult Bib
1 thin bath towel (24 inches x 44 inches)
3 yards of double bias tape
Needle and thread or sewing machine
Cut towel in half so you have two pieces 22 inches x 24 inches. (Allows you to make 2 Adult Bibs)
Cut double bias tape into 4 strips of 27 inches each
Turn the edges of one cut side in a 1/2 inch and iron down.
Turn over another 1/2 inch and iron down. Pin to hold in place. Repeat with second towel piece.
Open up the ends of the double bias tape and fold under a ½ inch and iron down.
Close up and iron the whole piece flat. Do this to the remaining 3 strips.
Sew strips on the folded edge to close.
Take a strip and place under folded part of towel one inch in. Repeat on other side.
Sew the strip in place at the ends and then sew across the towel to secure the folded edge.
Repeat with the other piece of towel .
If you don’t want to make strips you can sew on a large snap to close or you can sew a piece of velcro onto the end.
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