A true step by step DIY tutorial on how to make a weighted blanket for your child with autism, ADHD, SPD. I'm sure can be adapted for lap pads, etc for Alzheimer's and mental illness also.
Greatfun4kids: So... I SEWED! (weighted blanket tutorial) this is really a pillow case
How to make a DIY weighted blanket for kids with autism and/or sensory processing disorder from And Next Comes L
Weighted sensory blanket DIY
Sensory Processing Disorder: How to Make a Weighted Blanket. Buy the stuffing beads at Walmart.
DIY Weighted blanket tells you step-by-step how to make one. If you can sew a straight line, you can make a weighted blanket. | Photo courtesy of TinyApartmentCrafts via Flickr
Easy No Sew Weighted Blanket | http://diyready.com/11-weighted-blanket-diy/
Weighted Blanket (straight forward tutorial)
Weighted Blanket tutorial. Instructions, pdf pattern, and step by step photos.
Learn to sew a weighted blanket! May be beneficial for those with autism, anxiety, and sensory processing disorders. Free video tutorial.