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Weighted Blankets, Vests & Scarves Book Review

Weighted Blankets, Vests & Scarves Book Review

: Susan Sullivan

www.susanwhitesullivan.com

Reviewed by , Editor, AllFreeSewing.com

A blanket that hugs you back sounds pretty comforting, doesn’t it? Weighted Blankets, Vests and Scarves provides sewing patterns for wonderfully soothing blankets and garments.

Susan Sullivan’s method of adding weight to sewing projects involves using polypropylene pellets. It’s a fairly simple method that can add a therapeutic element to blankets, vests, scarves and more.

Fascinatingly, weighted blankets, vests and scarves are used as treatment for anxiety, autism and more, as Sullivan explains in the book. She mentions a 2008 study that showed weighted blankets are an effective anxiety aid for adults.

At the end of the day, it’s very comforting to snuggle in bed under a heavy comforter. With the projects in this book, you can have that level of relaxation in any setting. The weight of the pellets will relax and soothe adults and children alike.
Children are comforted by the weight of a blanket, lap pads or scarf as it adds to their feeling of security. It can be very calming, especially for children with autism, ADHD and more.

The book provides five full projects including instructions, photos and detailed figures. Sullivan gives recommendations based on the weighted blanket community’s preferences, including brands, amount of pellets, and more.

Pellets are an easy tool for sewists to make sewing projects even more valuable, and this book is a great way to ease into using them in other sewing projects confidently.

If you’ve ever wanted to make a weighted sewing project, Weighted Blankets, Vests and Scarves is a straight-forward, concise and easy-to-follow guide. This book is available at Amazon and Target.
 

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What a great idea. Whoever thought of this is pure genius. I am so excited to find out how to make these weighed blankets,scarves and vest to comfort children and adult using the pellets to calm and soothe an child and adult with autism,ADHD , and anxiety. I am going to have to make one of these for myself for anxiety and see how it works. Nothing like feeling relaxed to get a good nights sleep. I have got to tell people about this book so they can try it too. Anyone make something with pellets yet?

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