AutisticRabbit

Custom Weighted Blankets for Adults and Children

Champaign, Illinois · 240 Sales

AutisticRabbit

Custom Weighted Blankets for Adults and Children

Champaign, Illinois 240 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(85)

Announcement   This shop is currently not answering messages or accepting new orders due to a health emergency. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and I hope to be back very soon!

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Last updated on Apr 19, 2017

This shop is currently not answering messages or accepting new orders due to a health emergency. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and I hope to be back very soon!

Isaac Inskeep

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(85)
Donovan Billerman

Donovan Billerman on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This blanket is fantastic! Isaac is great to work with and even met up with me since I go to school in Champaign so I could avoid shipping costs. The blanket is well-made and I love it already. Thank you so much! If I could, I'd give this order 10/5 stars

harukaoshiro

harukaoshiro on Mar 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't possibly express how grateful I am, not only for the existence of a weighted blanket as genuinely affordable as this one, but for one as well-made, too. The size is great, the heft is great, and it's changed my life, thank you so much!

devonburk

devonburk on Mar 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This transaction was pure joy and perfection! The owner was so understanding, thoughtful and kind towards my son's need for a weighted blanket. I scoured the internet to find the right person to purchase from and when I came across what Autistic Rabbit was doing, I knew that God led me to him. The work he does is selfless and he truly wants to help those who are in need of a weighted blanket. To him, it is not about the almighty dollar. I couldn't have been more thrilled or blessed to have worked with him in creating the perfect blanket for my son who has sensory processing disorder. The blanket arrived very quickly and is better than I even imagined. I highly recommend using Autistic Rabbit! He is a rare gem in this world who still cares about people and not money.

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About

Affordable, Custom Made Weighted Blankets

About the Blankets:
HOW MUCH?
The base price is $90 for a 15lb adult sized blanket. Each extra pound is $2, and if you want lighter than 15 lbs, subtract $2. For example, a 17lb blanket is $94. A 13 lb blanket is $86. Shipping is an additional cost and is determined by the zip code of where the blanket is being sent. Shipping usually falls between $10 and $25.
The base price of a Child-Sized blanket (36"x54") is $50 for 5 lbs. Scroll down for a detailed pricing list.

WHAT?
These are handmade weighted blankets. The standard size is 40" x 72", but if you want a different size, just ask! I cannot make anything wider than 40", though, since that's how wide the fabric comes.

They are made from a very soft flannel (brushed cotton) fabric. It is 100% cotton and washed and dried before the blanket is made. I use unscented, hypoallergenic washing detergent. The filling is plastic poly pellets (same type of material that's in beanie babies).

FOR WHOM?
These blankets are great for anyone with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Insomnia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, or anyone who likes Pressure Therapy!

Children should use smaller and lighter blankets than adults. Find the weight for a child's blanket by taking 10% of their body weight + 1 lb. A 70 lb child, for example, would use an 8 lb blanket. A blanket around 36" x 54" might be better suited for children. I can make any size or weight.

Adults sometimes prefer blankets heavier than the formula gives. (A 130 lb person might prefer a 17 lb blanket, for example.) If in doubt, go on the lighter side.

CAUTION: A person should never use a weighted blanket unless they are capable of removing it.


CAN I WASH IT?
The blanket materials are all technically machine washable, but due to the excessive weight of each blanket, I advise spot cleaning when possible, and machine washing only when needed. It's best to use a front-loading washing machine, which reduces the chance of the fabric being damaged. Wash on gentle cycle in cold water, and dry on low heat.

To protect your blanket, I recommend putting a fitted sheet over it, which will help keep it clean and provide a barrier against snagging or tearing from pet claws or bed frames. I can also make blanket covers specifically for your blanket, out of any fabric and with snaps along the bottom edge to secure the cover.

WHAT IF I WANT SOMETHING SPECIFIC?
If you have any special requests, please let me know and I'll be happy to work with you. I have made weighted scarves and weighted lap pads as well.

I CAN'T AFFORD THE PRICE BUT I WANT A BLANKET.
If you are in need of a blanket but can't afford it, please don't hesitate to contact me, as I still may be able to help you. I occasionally get donations I can use to put toward the making of blankets, and also work with a company that does giveaways for autistic people in need of blankets. I have also made a very detailed guide of how to make a weighted blanket if you already know how to sew.

Detailed Pricing List:
12 lbs = $84
13 lbs = $86
14 lbs = $88
15 lbs = $90
16 lbs = $92
17 lbs = $94
18 lbs = $96
19 lbs = $98
20 lbs = $100
21 lbs = $112
22 lbs = $114
23 lbs = $116
24 lbs = $118
25 lbs = $120


WHO ARE YOU?
I'm an autistic 20-something who loves making blankets. My goal is to make them as affordable as possible while still maintaining quality and durability. I was inspired when I wanted a weighted blanket for myself but couldn't afford the $200 most places ask for a full sized blanket. I figured out how to make them for myself, and now I've been making them for others.

I am disabled in multiple ways, and part of that is that I have difficulty reading and writing. This means that sometimes it is very hard for me to reply to Etsy messages/requests. I often have messages proofread before sending, but if anything is unclear, please don't hesitate to ask for clarification. If I have not replied to your message within a few days, feel free to message me again, which prompts me to answer and makes sure your message doesn't get buried in my inbox.

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    I'm Isaac, a 20-something autistic person living in central Illinois.

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Last updated on November 7, 2016

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
After you message me to request a blanket, we'll sort out the details and I'll ask for a shipping zip code so I can calculate shipping costs. Then I'll set up a custom order and Etsy will email you that it's ready to be purchased.
Shipping
I ship with Fedex, and can only ship to the continental US. Shipping usually ranges from $10-20, but possibly up to $30 for heavy blankets going to the west coast. Shipment time is 1-4 business days.

When possible, I ship the blankets in re-used boxes to keep cost down (and therefore keep the blankets affordable). If you would like your blanket in a new, plain box, please just let me know.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have any concerns, please contact me at once so we can work out a solution.

More information

Last updated on Nov 7, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Blankets can be machine washed, but I recommend hand washing when possible to reduce wear and tear. If need be, wash in a front loading machine, on gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low heat.