If you have gotten to the point of considering making your own weighted blanket at home, then you must know how useful it is to have around the house. Nothing counters stress and anxiety quite like it, and it’s a great way to ensure you and your family have access to the best stress relief, the best therapy and mood improving technique out there.
Making a weighted blanket requires a lot of patience. You have to keep a keen eye on the procedure to ensure you get it right. The value you get from it is definitely worth the wait.
Weighted blankets may take some time to make, but they are definitely worth it! It is a lot easier to just buy one, but if you have a large family, and you’re on a budget, then it may be a little expensive, so learning to make one may ultimately prove invaluable.
So, let’s dive right in.
- Sewing machine, thread, scissors, measuring tape, ruler, scale, pins,
- 5 yds of fabrics(you’ll have to split this equally in two for the top and bottom sides of the blanket)
- White/clear smooth plastic pellets. (1lb per 10lbs of weight for the user)
- Fabric (you’ll have to choose this one for yourself)
- Weigh the fabric you’ve chosen. This will provide a good starting point when determining the size of the finished product. Figure out whether you want a portable blanket or one that you want on your bed. A portable weighted blanket will be much smaller.
- Take the two identical 2.5yd fabrics and place their right sides together.
- Measure an inch in on the short sides of the fabrics and 2 inches in on the long sides. You will, however, have to leave one of the sides open for the plastic pellets.
- Sew the lines together, turn the fabrics inside out, and iron the edges.
- Put in the pellets then measure out a pattern for the remaining section of the weighted blanket. Check the weighted area after taking out the 4 inches from both sides.
- Divide out all the pellets into each of the boxes you’ve created.
- Check the vertical lines, sew along these lines at intervals of 6 inches each. Pour the pellets evenly into each square, ensure you get the proper fill.
- Measure 6” from the seam at the bottom and sew across the fabric. This is aimed at sealing the line of weighted squares that you’ve filled with the plastic pellets
- Sew in straight lines across the fabric until you have sealed all the squares perfectly.
- Stitch shut the 2 inches that are left over after you are done stitching the squares together.
- Once you’ve completely sealed up the top row of your weighted blanket, you’re done!
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Now you can follow this precise procedure and make a couple of more weighted blankets for your entire family! It’s a quick, easy process, and with the right kind of commitment and patience, you’ll have a weighted blanket that functions just as good as the one you would have bought from the store!