Picture of Kids / Flannel,  Minkie, Silk Pillow Case
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When I worked,  I had a business that involved spending time in the homes of my customers.  I worked for many of them for over fifteen years and got to know the family.  I did not know that many older children,  say  . . . . .  in their teens still slept with their receiving blankets. I thought that my son was one of few that did that.  He loved the silk part of the blankets, still does!  I made this flannel minkie pillowcase with a silk tie embellishment,  thinking it might be the ideal thing for anyone trying to break a young child from carrying their worn out blanket.  I decided to use different fabrics to accommodate which ever part of a blankie a child might be attached to, stuffed animal, silk, or the softness of flannel. I think it turned out very nice and I think just about any kid would love it.  Good pillow cases are expensive to buy new. Lets get started!    

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
What you will need:
  • 1  Standard size pillow case 21 X 32 this will serve as a visual aide
  • 1 Silk neck tie embellishment
  • 1 Large button
  • Flannel fabric cut double approx 21 X 32 see bottom note before cutting
  • Minkie fabric cut double ( fat quarter will be plenty )
All pillows come in different sizes,  it is best to measure your pillow or a case that fits it to determine the size.  

Very cute and fluffy!
sunshiine (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
It is very soft, furry, fluffy and silky! Thanks for commenting. Hope you have a incredible day! Sunshiine
susanrm3 years ago
Very creative!
sunshiine (author)  susanrm3 years ago
Thanks for the compliment susan! Sunshiine
mikeasaurus3 years ago
This would make a nice gift.
I think most people have (or try to keep) some memento pf their childhood; blanket, teddy bear or otherwise. This project would mean a lot to someone who had that affinity.
sunshiine (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Thanks Mike! My son still carries a small piece of silk cloth in his pocket. As do my clients grown up kids. I am hoping to make him a pillowcase like this using a rougher but softer look LOL. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I just made some Sunshiine
sunshiine (author) 3 years ago
I hope everyone understands these directions. If you don't please tell me and I will make the necessary changes. Have a cuddly day!