A weighted blanket is a blanket which is used by those who have some troubles with their sleeping, such as insomnia, or those who suffer from autism, ADD, and rest-leg syndrome since this kind of blanket is able to stimulate the producing of neurotransmitter serotonin which can relieve the anxiety, so you can get a nice rest in the night. Here, there are some explanations on how to make a weighted blanket properly.
First, you must consider the weight of the blanket itself. It should be about 10% to 15% of your body weight. Then, choose the fabric which is appropriate with your preference. Cut them and make some square pieces in the same size and pin them to one of the blankets. The square pieces will be made into a kind of pockets. After it the fabric pieces are stitched and sewed them on the three sides. One side is still open to be the way to put into the filler. The next step on how to make a weighted blanket is by measuring the weight of the blanket. As I have explained before, the weight is about 10% to 15% of the person’s weight using the blanket. For example, if the person’s weight is 100 pounds, the weight of the blanket will be about 10 to 15 pounds.
Now, after the steps above are done, you will fill each pocket using the material or filler, such as polly pellets. Squeeze it to loose as much air as possible until it is flat and then put it into the square pocket. Add a strip of velcro to ease you in opening or closing the pockets to launder the blankets. After everything is done, put the second blanket and stitch them on the three side and add velcro for the top part. It is quite easy right to follow the steps on how to make a weighted blanket above? Happy trying!
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