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I've made a weighted lap pad and a weighted shoulder pad - want a look? :D

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lougle Wed 27-Mar-13 22:18:29

DD1's school asked me to make some bits and bobs, so I've had a bit of a play and came up with:

2lb weighted shoulder pad

2lb weighted lap pad

I'm going to do some more, but I was quite pleased with the first attempts smile

starfish71 Wed 27-Mar-13 22:29:08

They look great, have two weighted blankets for my boys but like the look of the shoulder pad. smile

PolterGooseLaidAChocolateEgg Wed 27-Mar-13 22:34:00

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lougle Wed 27-Mar-13 22:44:24

Thanks smile

I use high density polyethelene pellets, poltergoose. You can easily get them from any 'reborn doll' shop. The cheapest I've found them online is from Tinkerbell Creations - they sell on ebay. I pay £14.99 for a 5kg bag, which can make around 5 lap pads or shoulder pads.

lougle Wed 27-Mar-13 22:45:17

The pellets are washing machine/tumble dryer safe, which makes care of the pads so easy.

mymatemax Wed 27-Mar-13 22:48:02

a clever friend has made a few out of old school sweatshirts so they blend in with the uniform.

PolterGooseLaidAChocolateEgg Wed 27-Mar-13 22:53:48

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bochead Thu 28-Mar-13 00:00:16

You are a star!

DS desperately needs a weighted blanket but as an occasional bed wetter I was stumped as to what to use for the filling. Now I know. (& a flipping eye infection which made getting the sewing machine out a bit moot) I have some nice soft fleece for the cover.

Guess what I'll be up to as soon as he's back at school next term lol!

coff33pot Thu 28-Mar-13 00:33:53

They are both really good lougle I like the jigsaw fleece design smile

lougle Thu 28-Mar-13 06:56:44

If you're going to do a blanket, bochead, I'd use three layers of polycotton/cotton and one layer of fleece.

The first two layers of polycotton can be plain. Use those to make the inner blanket, then cover with a patterned polycotton on one side, fleece on the other. That way it isn't too hot in the summer and you can use it over another cover in winter.

Beware that sewing machine needles will snap on contact with the beads, so they need be kept well clear of the section you are sewing.

lisad123everybodydancenow Thu 28-Mar-13 11:14:02

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lisad123everybodydancenow Thu 28-Mar-13 11:15:10

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mrsbaffled Thu 28-Mar-13 18:19:03

I made a weighted blanket out of a throw. It's furry on one side (nice sensory feedback) and fleece on the back. I followed some youtube tutorials, and am really pleased with it. DS1 loves it! Very soothing. He gets it when he's feeling like he's going to melt down.

I stuffed it with the poly pellets and 'quilted' it to stop them slipping around inside.

bochead Thu 28-Mar-13 18:51:10

www.fabric-world.com/Fabrics-c1.html?osCsid=dbadc1ab6372d8b4dddcc493d6f808b1

My favourite site for general fabrics. Good choice of patterned fleece. The crushed velvet is cheap, washes like a dream and very soft for sensory feedback.

lougle Thu 28-Mar-13 19:34:15

Very nice smile

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