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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

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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.  


Step 2: Tools

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What you will need:
  • Yard stick
  • Thread
  • Needle,  not shown
  • Seam ripper
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins, not shown
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and ironing board

Step 3: Fabric Preparations

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Fabric method:
  • It is important to wash, dry, and iron all new fabric.

Please note:
  • Minkie fabric can't be ironed without using a cotton cloth over the top.  The iron will melt the fabric.
  • If using Minkie fabric with the flannel you will probably need to press the seams but avoid pressing unless you use a cloth and iron carefully.   

 
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Very cute and fluffy!
sunshiine (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
It is very soft, furry, fluffy and silky! Thanks for commenting. Hope you have a incredible day! Sunshiine
susanrm2 years ago
Very creative!
sunshiine (author)  susanrm2 years ago
Thanks for the compliment susan! Sunshiine
mikeasaurus2 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)  mikeasaurus2 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) 2 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!
Sunshiine