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17-12-2018, 13:24   #1
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weighted blanket

Has anyone here made a weighed blanket. I love the idea of them to help with anxiety and sleep but can't justify upwards of 100euro for them. Thinking of trying to make my own with 2 throws from Penny's, poly-pellets and a sewing machine. Any tips? Idea? Thoughts?
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18-12-2018, 19:53   #2
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Maybe some small fishing weights (leads? or whatever they're called) sewn in would help, too.

Many, many, many years ago my gradmother made a feather bed (for lack of a better word) out of years of chicken feathers kept aside for that purpose - it's like a giant pillow that's the length of a single bed, I'd say it weighs over 15 kilos. It feels a bit heavy when you sleep under it at first, but it's incredibly cosy and it's actually very comfortable. Maybe don't go to that extent, but maybe using a few feather pillows to make a duvet would work. Otherwise, old-fashioned woollen blankets are quite heavy, too.
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04-06-2019, 10:16   #3
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I see a lot of people sharing their homemade weighted blankets, sorry but I doubt sewing technique. If you don't want to see the leaked beads the next day you use it, you can choose some weighted blanket brands that you can trust. I think the current price is very reasonable, the quality is very good, and the value for money.
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19-06-2019, 06:29   #4
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The knitted blanket I just finished( see thread) is actually very heavy and may serve that purpose. I made it from thick mohair mix used double on finer needles than usual. Happy to pass it on.
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