|with grandma leslie|
i used a small pillow i made awhile ago for her daycare nap mat (an old flannel baby blanket sewn together and stuffed with an ex-pillow) and made the pillowcase out of a silky material that was the toga portion of sho's medusa halloween costume last year. i sewed a silky blanket edging (you can find it in the bias tape section at fabric stores) along one edge. to make the pocket, i sewed two little squares of fabric together (right sides together), leaving one end open, then turned it right-side out. (this way the pocket is more finished-looking on the inside, plus i didn't need to fold over and iron all the edges of the fabric before sewing the pocket on.) i used a little of the silky blanket binding to edge the unfinished top of the pocket. then i just sewed the pocket-and-edging onto the wrong side of the pillow, right up against the silky edging so the pocket kind of blended in. voila! c'est fait! shoshi loved it. man, it might be my favorite kind of sewing, making something cozy for my girl to cuddle up with.