Monthly Archives: November 2018

Easy no-sew DIY weighted blanket for sleep

You don’t need to know me for long before you know that I don’t sleep well. “What does that mean?” people ask, “do you have trouble falling asleep, do you wake up a lot? Is it…” It’s all of it. Falling asleep, staying asleep, upsetting dreams, restless dreams, wake up nightmares, nightmares I don’t wake up from…. The works, if it causes trouble sleeping, I’ve had it.

I found out about weighted blankets a few years ago, and once I realised it’s a thing, I’ve wanted to try it. I’ve always been the type to need to be covered from toes to chin to be able to fall asleep, and sleeping in winter meant I could have a blanket, a duvet and mink blanket, which meant bliss, and I realised that was because of the weight! I’ve even through extra pillows on myself to help me fall asleep in dire situations.

So, my idle hands create things, and weighted blankets is faaaaaar too expensive to spend for my anxious self, especially when a DIY was at my finger tips!

Turns out sewing a blanket from scratch needs a machine, and even though my mum has one, it’s a bit daunting to pull it out and work on it. I’m not there yet, I tell myself, what if people think I’m legit or something D:

I did a little more digging and I found a no-sew version that I liked, that shouldn’t take too much time or money, and should be done before I lose interest. Here it is!

I did end up doing a little bit of sewing but I again, idle hands.

Now that I’ve done the talky bits, let’s get to it!

Continue reading