Grab one of these budget-friendly weighted blankets DIY ideas! Yes, affordable and pocket-friendly weighted blankets. Not the costly ones which I’m sure you’ll also rebel against. If you’re looking for your next sewing project, look no further. Try your hands at these DIY weighted blankets and find good use of your time and money.
Weighted Blankets DIY Projects You Will Warm Up To!
1. DIY Weighted Blanket Tutorial
Make your own weighted blanket and turn it into your next sewing project. For this weighted blanket DIY tutorial, we are going to use poly pellets as our weighted blanket filling. If you are sewing a weighted blanket for kids, make sure to check every now and then for wear and tear. The small poly pellets (as you know) poses choking hazards, especially for small kids.
2. How to Make a Weighted Blanket
If you have trouble sleeping, a weighted blanket can apparently help. The pressure from the extra weight in the blanket is akin to a warm and comforting embrace. Grab some flannel or fleece fabric and your sewing machine then start making this DIY sensory blanket to help get you some sleep.
3. DIY Weighted Blanket, No-Sew
If you’re not really fond of sewing, then this DIY weighted blanket, no-sew, is your thing. You only need Ziploc bags and some duct tape — do you get the idea? This is also a DIY weighted blanket with rice so it’s only fitting we are using duct tape and Ziploc bags because you don’t want any moisture going into the rice.
4. The Weight of the World on Your Shoulders
You will get as excited as I am for this DIY weighted cushion. We included this project since it follows the same idea as a blanket cushion, only small scale. It should be a good project then, to jumpstart your plans for a DIY weighted blanket. We are also using rice for this project, specifically small rice bags which you are going to insert (bag and all) into a cushion case.
5. Weighted Sensory Blanket
If you want to make a weighted blanket for someone who has some sensory issues, this DIY tutorial will help. It has a pattern for the stitches you will make, making it easier to sew. Head to the precautions that come along this tutorial.
6. Knotted Weighted Blanket
We are going to take some extra steps or weight for this weighted blanket DIY. We are going to use rocks — river rocks, in particular. This weighted blanket DIY is actually super easy to make, you don’t have to sew. You can make a DIY weighted blanket simply by knotting your quilt, then stuffing the blanket up with river rocks!
7. Calming the Senses with Weighted Blankets
Create your own homemade weighted blanket and even let the kids join in the fun making it. Or, trick them into it. The sewing is the easiest part of this weighted blanket project and putting the fillers can be tedious. Luckily, kids can find this task fun and could take over for you. This should be a perfect project to make with everyone at home this weekend.
8. Weighted Blanket for Children
Give the swaddling effect by making this DIY weighted blanket for children. This is the perfect weighted blanket for children since we are going to use fabric too as blanket fillings. We are also going to use velcro to close the openings of the case so you can easily take out the fabric filling when washing the weighted blanket.
9. Sensory Weighted Blanket Tutorial
Make a cute weighted blanket with your own choice of fabric and even add some colorful tags. We can’t always be there to hug and comfort our kids but we can make and personalize a comforting weighted blanket for them. This cozy flannel weighted blanket project will surely inspire your own which is bound to be your kid’s favorite.
10. Adjustable and Washable Weighted Blankets
Want a blanket you can easily adjust and wash? This homemade, adjustable, and washable weighted blanket is just the thing. It has all the elements of a sleep-aid and a laundry-friendly blanket. Although there are 6 pockets across and 10 down, you don’t have to fill up all the pockets. You can fill the corner pockets for the weight so you or your darling kid is always tucked while sleeping.
11. Weighted Tie Blanket
We have here another homemade, adjustable, and washable weighted blanket for kids. What’s even better is it’s a tie weighted blanket so you can adjust once your kid adds up height and gain weight. You can easily untie the blanket and add bean bags as needed. Isn’t this weighted tie blanket that grows with your kid just amazing?
Mosaic Weighted Blanket Weight Chart
If you’re not sure how to make your weighted blanket, here’s a quick guide from Mosaic Weighted Blankets to making sure it’s not too heavy or too light.
See how weighted blankets DIY projects are easy to make in this video from BuzzFeed Nifty:
I’ve been having some problem sleeping lately and I’m not really sure why that is. I may just be getting overwhelmed with all the craft projects I’ve been working on or maybe excited with what DIY project to do next. So I asked one of my friends, and they suggested using a weighted blanket. They say that adding some weight can make you feel calm resulting in better sleep. I looked it up, for $150 I thought I could make one for far less. So if you also want to get a good night sleep without breaking the bank, try these weighted blankets DIY ideas!
Which of the weighted blankets DIY projects are you going to try to make? Let us know what your thoughts are on these sewing ideas in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 3, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.