Weighted blankets are soothing and comforting, with a wide variety of benefits, but they can be so expensive! For anyone with restless muscles, insomnia, ADHD, sensory disorder, or on the spectrum, they can make a world of difference. So we set out to make our own! All you need is fabric, usually cotton or flannel, but this depends on the tactile sensitivity of each individual. While the process for creating your own can be quite involved and time-consuming, you’ll save money, use your own creative flair in design and style, and be able to customize the sensory benefits. You can even turn it into a fun family project and set aside some time to shop for fabric, weigh the pellets, sew, and assemble it together.
Ready to get started? Check out the video below from Funshine TV or read this article from Quality Plastic Pellets for detailed instructions and ideas.