Weighted Blankets, Vests, and Scarves
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Spring House Press
48 pages. Susan Sullivan, a sewing expert and current president of the Crochet Guild of America, is the first to bring the “how-to” of making a weighted blanket to the hands-on craft community. After an enthusiastic introduction by Bernie Hershey, an Occupational Therapist at the Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center in Lancaster, PA, and helpful recommendations regarding materials, tools, weights, and sizes, Sullivan jumps right into crafting a bed blanket that can be customized for any child or adult. With step-by-step instructions for an activity blanket, lap pad, scarf, and vest also included, along with helpful illustrations and engaging photos, Weighted Blankets, Vests & Scarves will guide even the most novice sewist to successfully complete a weighted blanket or garment to help someone they love function at their absolute best.
With this handy guide, anyone can learn to make a weighted blanket that will sooth those having trouble sleeping while providing the deep pressure that those with sensory processing disorders or autism covet. Also included are patterns and techniques for crafting a weighted vest, scarf, and lap blanket.