Last month I made two long bibs for my Dad who is an Alzheimer's patient in a nursing home. He is able to feed himself but not without lots of it landing on him. The two I made from Harvest themed hand towels really brightened my Mom's time that she spends with him. I just finished making four of these for him for December and my Mom is looking forward to their arrival. I believe it brightens her day a little and adds a little something new for chit chat with the staff.
As you can see from my photos the ones I bought for December had designs on each half so I cut them in half and sewed on on the bottom end of the design. Then I cut off the top corners of one half to give it a little more shape, turned the edges over and added ties made from 1" fleece. Each towel costs less than three dollars and it takes about 20 minutes to put one together.
A cute side note: my Mom guards these bibs and even takes them home to launder them herself. Many items have been lost in the facility's laundry system. When I started this project I never dreamed it would brighten my Mom's daily routine so much. To me it is such an added blessing.