Making your own body sock

by Anita
(Richmond, VA)

My son's OT suggested we get him a body sock since he loves deep pressure and it would also work his upper body strength. I checked the prices and we just can't afford it right now. Does anyone know how to make one?


Thanks!

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Sep 16, 2015
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Awesome post
by: Anonymous

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May 01, 2012
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to marie ot
by: trudy mcdonnell

can you put a few quick even hand drawn pics on here to help me wrap my head around your explanation for making the body sock

Mar 10, 2012
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the best fabric?
by: Anonymous

what ratio should the fabric be to get the best results with? I've seen polyester, spandex. Also lycra, spandex type fabrics. I found a 90% spandex, 10% lycra at the store. Wasn't sure so i put it back. Any suggestions?

Feb 17, 2009
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making your own body sock
by: volleybiggs

laceandfabric.com has lycra fabric you can use to make your own body sock. They also carry autistic body socks and other autistic products at good prices. I bought a lycra swing there for a $80.

Jan 16, 2009
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body sock
by: Jodi

Check out oriental trading company, in the teaching supplies tab. Go to active play and look at the shape changers. They are pretty reasonable in price and come in 4 sizes.

Jan 16, 2009
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great site for autistic fabric
by: Anonymous

A good site to get fabric for autistic needs is laceandfabric.com

They also sell body socks and swings and tunnels at good prices.

Nov 22, 2008
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Affordable Socks
by: Anonymous

They have really affordable body socks at www.yourspecialkid.com. The price starts at $12.99!

Oct 24, 2008
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Homemade body sock
by: Anonymous

HI, Sure,

Get some swim suit material off the dollar per yard table. Use a length about 6 inches shorter than your child. Sew about 6 inches down the top edges together and up the bottom with edges together. Lay that on the ground so that the seam is in the middle. Sew across the top and bottom and turn inside out. You should have something that resembles those funky coin purses that you squeeze to open.

Have your child climb inside. feet in the bottom corners and hands in the top corners. Push away!

Marie OT

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