Why the weighted blanket?
Many children and adults with sensory processing issues find the weighted blanket very comforting and calming.
These are the polymer beads that I am putting in the blanket....... First I layered the minkee and print fabric with muslin. Then I put the binding on three sides. I knew it would be easier to deal with before I added the weights............... I had three bags of beads so I divided the blanket into three sections and sewed from top to bottom. As it turned out the pockets are 3 1/2 inches.
I then added the beads to each tube and shook the blanket to encourage them to go to the bottom.
I found the sliding the ruler down the fabric would encourage the beads to go to the end of the pocket.
After stitching that section closed, I then marked the next pocket and began again. I now have two more rows to fill and I can finish attaching the binding. Tonight I can stitch down the binding and mark this off my list.
Yes Jean, your purse is next....................VBG