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  • AndersS22 commented on emilygraceking's instructable Stress-Reducing Weighted Blanket1 year ago
    Stress-Reducing Weighted Blanket

    Well, that was an adventure... I got a used sewing machine twenty years ago and I think I might need a new one - the over-thread kept wearing thin and breaking all the time despite how I turned the tension knob - and sewing all those tubes in the blanket was sooo boring that my mind wandered and my seam didn't stay on track to the degree I wanted despite me opting for a checkered fabric to be able to just sew along the checker edges (because of sloppy seams, I sometimes burst the them when shoving the hollow curtain rod down the tubes that I used use as a guide for the cherry stones)...On the plus side: it actually work: I move less and sleep deeper, getting more restorative sleep.On the minus side: I should really do a version 2 immediately as I frankly was a bit too out of practice to...

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    Well, that was an adventure... I got a used sewing machine twenty years ago and I think I might need a new one - the over-thread kept wearing thin and breaking all the time despite how I turned the tension knob - and sewing all those tubes in the blanket was sooo boring that my mind wandered and my seam didn't stay on track to the degree I wanted despite me opting for a checkered fabric to be able to just sew along the checker edges (because of sloppy seams, I sometimes burst the them when shoving the hollow curtain rod down the tubes that I used use as a guide for the cherry stones)...On the plus side: it actually work: I move less and sleep deeper, getting more restorative sleep.On the minus side: I should really do a version 2 immediately as I frankly was a bit too out of practice to take on such a project. Version 1 proved a bit too long. I made it 2 metres (~6.6 feet) and that makes it hang over the foot end of the bed and slowly creep down during the night, so now I have to fold down the head end a feet or so, which makes it quite thick.All in all, I ended up with a 150 x 200 cm blanket weighing 12 kg (~26.5 lbs). As I weigh 75 kg, this is way more than the rule of thumb 5 to 10 % of bodyweight - but on the other hand, as the blanket is quite big, a lot of its weight is on the bed beside me rather than on me.

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