Sew a Harry Potter weighted blanket to ease anxiety and bring comfort to fans of all ages. Learn where to find fabric, filling options, and more.
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Where Can I Find Harry Potter Fabric?
We bought our fabric at JoAnn, but you can also find Harry Potter themed fabric on Etsy, Fabric.com, Amazon, and Spoonflower. Etsy had the best prices when I was writing this post, but I haven’t bought fabric from them so I’m not sure about the quality. Be sure to read reviews before you buy.
How Much Should a Weighted Blanket Weigh?
Weighted blanket weight varies by age and height. It is based off of a person’s ideal weight rather than their current weight if they are overweight, or their current weight if they are underweight. Read more about how this is calculated in my weighted blanket weight post.
How Do I Sew a Weighted Blanket?
If you’ve never sewn a weighted blanket, I really recommend starting at my how to sew a weighted blanket tutorial, but I’ll cover the basics here.
First, you’ll stitch up three of the sides, right sides together. Then flip right side out.
I like to top stitch around these three edges for added durability, but it’s not strictly necessary.
Next, you’ll stitch long, evenly spaced columns into the blanket. You can use tailoring chalk or water erase pens to draw these stitching lines in if needed.
Fill each column with one row’s worth of pellets, stitch across, and then repeat until the entire blanket is filled.
I like to leave a little extra space at the top so that I can easily finish that final raw edge.
Again, please check my how to sew a weighted blanket tutorial for more details on this process.
Can I Fill My Blanket with Something Other Than Poly Pellets?
Poly pellets are the most popular filling for weighted blankets because they don’t get hot in the dryer and they wash well, but sometimes people want non plastic or less expensive alternatives.
Click here to learn how to make weighted blankets without using poly pellets.
More DIY Gifts for Harry Potter Fans
I live in a house full of Potterheads, so we’ve got a couple more DIY Harry Potter themed gifts:
You may also enjoy our Harry Potter gift guide, these cute wizard snowmen (with free printable), and our review of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. They’ve since condensed the play into a single performance; we’re going back in January and will let you know what we think of the new version.
We also have a post on Harry Potter costumes for the entire family, just in time for Halloween!
More Cozy September Sewing Projects
Today’s blog post is part of a blog hop featuring cozy sewing projects for September. You’ll love these projects!
- Autumn Leaf Pillow Cushion
- Braided Fleece Blanket Tutorial
- Coffee cozy pattern
- Dip Dye Ombre Wool Pillow
- Fabric Coasters
- Fabric Flowers for an Autumn Wreath
- Floor Pouf with Free Sewing Pattern
- Infinity Scarf and Flannel Fringed Cowl
- Pillow Blanket
- Quilted Apple Coasters
- Sherpa and Flannel Blanket
- Upcycled Scarflette
- Wool Felt Banner DIY from Upcycled Sweaters
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4 thoughts on “Sew a Harry Potter Weighted Blanket”
Brilliant. I know some little people who will treasure it.
I think I might have that fabric… Or at least something in the same collection.
Oh, and it will depend from seller to seller on Etsy, I’ve gotten some gorgeous fabric there, and then some that was just average.
That’s good to know about Etsy! Thanks for the feedback.
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