Post # 1
I am making a friend of mine with severve anxiety a weighted blanket and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to ‘finish’ the blaket. I sew frequently but nothing like this so my terms are very layman..hopefully this makes sense lol. I sewed up 3 sides inside out and am now just trying to figure out how to close the top of the blaket while keeping an even look across the entire blanket. I did the main ‘inside out’ stitch and then flipped it right way out, ironed the edges, then I meausred 1.5″ in and did another straight stitch and then andother 1/4″ from that for extra security and style on the three sides. So how the heck do I do the top?? I can’t find a video that doesn’t just say to fold it over and stitch. I’m too much of a perfectionist for that and want the entire thing to be uniform. Is this even possibel? Thank you SO much if you can help! <3
Post # 2
Do the fourth side inside out as well, but don’t go as far as the edge. Depending on the thickness of fabric and size of the blanket, I’d say go off by a foot or less. When I do it with baby balls, they are about 6″ and I leave off 1″ for the flipping part. So when that’s sewn, you turn the blanket right side in through the hole and then hand stitch the last part by folding the edges inward and doing your best. it won’t look like the rest but you’ll be close. Did you already put the weighted bits in? That’ll make it harder to turn right side in, probably. I have done lap weights and it’s more of a pain with the filling in there.
Post # 3
You could add a ribbon trim to the sides, covering the edges. Or you could turn the unfinished edge in and sew a small hem around the whole perimeter.
Post # 4
bambiiandthefox : Do as skunktastic said (just sew the final seam clost to as much as you will need to be able to “turn” the blanket. Turn it right side out and iron) Then use the ladder stitch to finish the only open seam left. If you do a good ladder stitch it shouldnt be noticable. Lots of tutorials and videos and it’s not hard to do. check out this link to a google search-> ladder stitch
I think it’s lovely you are making this for a friend!!