The ride home from the hospital can be an uncomfortable one for a mastectomy patient. Unfortunately, the seat belt strap lays directly across the chest which can irritate and cause pain to the incision site. An easy way to prevent any discomfort and pain is with a padded seat belt cover. This would make a great gift for someone with an upcoming mastectomy surgery (or any chest area surgery) and is very affordable to make.
Here is what you will need to make a seat belt cover:
- Small piece of soft fabric, fleece or something fuzzy works best
- Quilting batting
- Sew on Velcro tape
- Coordinating thread
- Sewing needle
- Sewing machine
- Scissors and rotary cutter and cutting mat
Take a look at this Back Seat Cover's FREE Tutorial.