I am very right handed. Due to an accident I have been having to eat with my left, which is difficult, and I spill food a lot. I tried a couple of other solutions to protect my clothes. The first one was a large wipe clean adult bib which was bulky, got in the way, and had a really strong smell which transferred to my clothes. I then tried a adult bib of ordinary washable material. Unfortunately I needed two of them as I kept needing to wash them. The problem was solved with the napkin clips. They are a perfect length, and I clip them to a doubled over piece of wide kitchen roll, which I can throw away. Or you can clip it to any suitable material if you prefer. A tea towel is a good option. For myself it is perfect, and I highly recommend the napkin chain.