There are many things to consider when a loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the most difficult being ways you can help. But if your loved one has recently undergone a mastectomy, a soft, comforting gift might be just what they need. Try making this comforting seat belt cover could provide them great relief on car rides to doctor’s appointments and other trips.
- ¼ yard 57″ wide plush fabric
- Needle and thread
- Polyester filler, or other stuffing material
- Two 4½” Velcro straps
- Cut your plush fabric into six separate pieces: two 16″ x 5″ rectangles, and four 6½” x 3½” rectangles.
- Take your two 16″ x 5″ pieces, and line them up against one another, pattern-side out. Sew the edges of the two pieces together, leaving a ¼-inch seam. Don’t forget to allow a few inches at the bottom for stuffing. Flip right side out.
- For the straps, fold each of the 6½” x 3½” rectangles in half, then sew with a ¼” seam, leaving one of the short sides open. Trim the seam allowance down, turn right side out, and sew a Velcro strap to each piece.
- Fill the large rectangle with your stuffing material, and sew shut. Then, sew two straps to the top and bottom of the pillow, Velcro side up.
For instructions on making a mastectomy heart pillow, and more breast cancer DIYs, visit www.americanlifestylemag.com/pink.