Since starting this journey of writing patterns for things I use everyday to take care of my daughter with Cerebral Palsy, I have found a lot of joy in creating them! They are things I cannot live without at this point and I have loved sharing my ideas with the world. From coats that are easier to put on over supports, buckles and retractors in the rain… to seat covers that make waterproof look really good… to a compact way to grab all of the diaper changing stuff at once. This is the first time I’ve tried my hand at a video tutorial. I have very mixed feelings about it. I loved filming it and coming up with shots to try. Editing, not so much. My husband was a champ full of great patience as he helped me with skills I just don’t have.
Drool cloths are worth the trouble, though! I have a giant stack of them that we rotate through and change out constantly. They are so fun and can really be a personality packed conversation starter. There is a lot of fun teenage trendy flannel out there. I prefer them over bibs and bandannas for so many reasons: they are more age appropriate as she is 19, they don’t hold the moisture so close to the skin, they wash up like a dream and the stretchy tether lets it reach further to wipe up fingers and arm rests and g-tube drips after feeding.
My good friends over at Simon’s Hands encouraged me to do this tutorial. https://www.simonshands.org/about Check out my pal Simon and his incredible art. Simon’s Mom is such a bright spot of sunshine in my life. I’m sorry it’s taken me this long to put this out into the world, but thank you for your support!
And if you liked this tutorial, please give me a shout out in the comments and I’ll keep going. I am passionate about making things that fill needs and bring personality to wheelchairs and other special needs including aging parents, etc. Please hit up my Etsy shop and check out other patterns I’ve got up for sale. They’re written by the same person that wrote this, so if you liked this, you’ll love my other patterns. Thanks for stopping by! Don’t leave without saying hello down below!