Sunday, July 24, 2011

Weighted Blanket Completed!

It is completed!   I'm not going to lie it was a bit difficult to put together.  There are some incredible sites that can tell you how and give you precise examples on how to make a weighted blanket and some are extremely confusing to follow...I like to think for the first go around, I did good. 
N-Zilla picked the Cars pattern.  Thank God...I couldn't handle staring at another Thomas the Train anything lying around the house.
The back side of the blanket was a pattern of the states and the capitals.  I know what your thinking...."Wow, you can teach him his state capitals".  True, but that is just a plus.  If you notice on the blanket there are pictures of things that represent the state. 

For example: Mississippi has a picture of a steam boat and Californian has a movie camera.  It is a great "focus" exercise.  Already, we laid down looking for all the trains on the blanket.  It's kinda like a I Spy...N-Zilla edition.  Another plus is we have family spread all over the United states; it's nice to say where so and so lives and show the picture.

Lastly, N-Zilla loves the texture of the hemming.   I might have got a little over zealous with the hemming; but I know my boy and if I just put a single stitch it would only be a matter of time before the blanket bust open.   By making (3 x around the edges) hem/stitching it made the border of the blanket have a different texture from the rest of the blanket.   When he was laying down he ran his fingers along the line. 

So far his favorite thing do do with this blanket is to have me count to three then throw the blanket over him.  Both him and The Baby played that game this morning.  I might have to make every one in the family their own weighted blanket. 

I feel so much better that I have something to send with him to school now.  Next project is to make a weight vest that doesn't make him look like a wienie.


2x  one yard and a half Material

 Plastice Pellets

1 borrowed sewing machine

Measuring tape.

Calculator: to figure out how many pellets to put in each square, then say F it and guesstimate.

End result one happy morning and a loveable and destructive boy in bed before 10pm.


  1. Thomas will forever be tainted after last Friday night.

  2. forever! at least I can be amused if I am forced to watch Thomas. Thomas as a safe word might have a whole other meaning now.

  3. you did a great job,can't wait to see it,the map was a good idea...on my way to an appt,will text you to see you have plans today