It’s not complicated at all: weighted blanket DIY tutorials!

How to make a weighted blanket?

YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket for sleep, 15 lbs 48”x72”, Sea Grass

I write this tutorial of making weighted blanket for children for the following reasons. To treat children’s sensory problems, such as autism. I used to spend an afternoon searching the Internet for easy-to-understand weighted blanket production tutorials, but to no gain. This incident eventually prompted me to create this simple tutorial. If you have any suggestions and comments on this tutorial, please give me timely feedback!

Make an Adjustable Weighted Blanket Step by Step:

The benefits of weighted blankets for sleep are self-evident. It can help appease those who struggle to fall asleep, or it can be used to assist in the treatment of some mental illness. I don’t advise people to buy expensive weighted blankets, but we can use tight fabrics and weighted fillers to make our own weighted blankets.

Weighted blanket materials:

The choice of materials is very important, and the price of the weighted blanket for adults is also determined by the quality of the material. We recommend the use of safe, environmentally friendly, comfortable and durable cost-effective materials.

  • Quilt Material: Made from materials with excellent breathability to prevent overheating during sleep due to poor heat dissipation.
  • Inner shell material: preferably soft and comfortable, good insulation of pure cotton.
  • Fillers: high-density plastic aggregates (a food-grade non-toxic material is recommended, which is both heavy and soft and provides the right weight and texture balance).
Kids Weighted Blanket for Sensory Seekers

Materials Requirements:  

Sample size:  30” x 48”, each lattice is 6 inches in size and has a total of 40 pockets.

  • 6 yards 44-45″ wide fabric for weighted blanket
  • 3 meters of fabric for the coverage of weighted blankets
  • 4 stone powder ribbons up to 2.5 inches in size
  • 4 piece of 8-inch narrow ribbon fragments
  • 80 sandwich size Zipper bags

DIY Weighted Blanket Step by step:

DIY Weighted Blanket

Difficulties and emphases in the production process:

It is important to note that the best filler material for a best weighted blanket is often fine plastic beads of moderate weight. In view of safety concerns, we recommend that children under the age of 6 do not have access to such materials. So when stitching, make sure the seams are strong to avoid any beads escaping.

  1. Mark the grid of squares based on the square size you chose.
  2. Sew all the vertical channels on the marked lines.
  3. Place a scoop of weighted stuffing beads in each vertical channel.
  4. Push the filler down into the bottom of the blanket.
  5. When you reach the top of the blanket, sew the last row of squares closed.


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