When I had my second child and neighbors, ward members and friends started bringing over gifts for the baby, my little 2 year old started to get a little jealous. She still liked her new baby sister, but really did not understand why the baby was getting all the attention and she was not getting any. Then one of my husband’s medical school buddies came over bearing gifts… for both girls. She was so excited! I was so impressed that someone (a very thoughtful single man, mind you) thought of this. I had never thought of that. Of course my little girl would start to feel left out, she has been the center of attention her whole life and now all the sudden this baby (which she loved) has come in and taken over and no one is paying as much attention to her.
There will be more than 1″ left on each end, but don’t worry, this is just giving you room for your seam when you sew it all together at the end.
I like to sew the whole right side and then move back to the center and sew the left side.
These really are a great thing to take with you everywhere. We have one in the car, in the church bag, and sometimes in my purse.