How To Make a Weighted Blanket?This Article Can Tteach You

How to make a weighted blanket?If you are seeking to make a weighted blanket yourself, fortunately, there is a complete set of manufacturing steps.


Weighted blankets may take some time to make, but they are definitely worth it! Since purchasing a weighted blanket can be expensive, you can save quite a bit of money making your own and you have the added benefit of customizing it. Like many of our crafts,  this is a fun family project, since you have to go shopping for the fabric, weigh out the pellets, do some sewing, and assemble it all. Set aside some time together over a weekend to do this fun activity. Here’s how to get started.


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Weighted blanket materials:


1 pound of white or clear smooth Quality Plastic Pellets per 10 pounds of weight for the user, plus one extra pound


Fabric of your choice


2.5 yds. of fabric for the top of the blanket


2.5 yds. of fabric for the bottom of the blanket


Thread


Scissors


Measuring Tape


Ruler


A small scale


Pins


Sewing machine


 Assembling your Weighted Blanket:


Determine the size. If your blanket is going to be portable, you will want to make it smaller than the one that goes on your bed. The materials above will make a blanket to fit a twin bed (40” x 76”).  If you’re using a heftier fabric, you may wish to weigh it before beginning and add this weight into the total of your blanket.


After you have your blanket size ready, place the fabrics right sides together.


Measure two inches in on two of the long sides and one of the short sides, leaving one side open for adding your pellets.


Sew on the lines, then turn the fabric inside out.  Iron the edges so they are nice and crisp!


Prepare for adding the plastic pellets.


Measure out a grid for the remaining area of the blanket. Since we are taking off 4” from each side for an edge, we will have a weighted area of 36” x 72”.


Divide the area into even squares, making as neat a grid as you can.  If making 6” by 6” square, we will have a perfect six squares across and twelve squares up!


Divide out all of the pellets into the right sized portions. To do that, just follow this handy formula:


Blanket weight in ounces/number of squares you have = number of ounces per square. Remember that 16 US oz. = 1 lb. You can have someone help you measure them out for you as you go!


Sew along the vertical lines to make channels six inches apart from each other. This is where you are going to pour the pellets.


Once all of the channels are ready, pour the proper amount of fill for each square into each of the six channels. Shake them a little so they settle to the bottom.


Measure six inches from the bottom seam and sew a straight line across the fabric, sealing up that line of weighted squares.


Repeat steps seven and eight until you have finished the last row of squares at the top.


Fold in the two inches of fabric that are left over, then stitch that shut. This will seal up the top row of weighted squares, and you now have a personal, homemade blanket!


Weighted blankets are usually designed for people with autism, but there are plenty of other uses! The pressure of the blanket causes the brain to release serotonin, which is a calming chemical in the body, much like a strong hug.Weighted blankets can help people with autism, sensory disorders, insomnia, ADD/ ADHD, and Restless Leg Syndrome.


If you want to purchase or mass-customize some weighted blankets, you can leave us a message. We are a weighted blankets manufacturer from China who can provide you with the weighted blankets you want.


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