L to R: Barnaby (pattern by Aranzi Aronzo), Quigley (by Me), Rico (gift, by my cousin Olivia), Pandoctopus (gift from my brother, by Love and a Sandwich), Bunbury (pattern by Aranzi Aronzo), Octopus (by Me)
They are really easy to make and are super soft. Unfortunately, as my brother and I have observed, as the age they get softer and softer and only reach their peak softness just before they self-destruct, i.e. rip. So enjoy them while you can, but I bet you'll have zillions of happy naps on your before the inevitable occurs!
- 1 yard cotton flannel (the polyester stuff is YUCK, don't get it)
- Sewing machine
- Fold fabric in half, wrong side out, selvage to selvage. (Tip: the selvage is the uncut edges of the fabric)
- Sew down the side and one end of the fabric with a normal 5/8 in. or 1cm seam. You should now have an inside-out, ruimentary pillowcase on your hands.
- Turn under the open, raw edge an inch or so.
- Now fold down the raw edge until the pillowcase is the length you want. You can use a store-bought pillowcase as a guide.
- Use a fancy stitch or a zig-zag to sew around the edge of the folded down part.
- Flip right side out, wash, insert pillow...
- And have some sweet dreams!