Friday, February 25, 2011

Sleeping With Monkeys

A while back, I came across a tutorial for a pillowcase and knew I wanted to make one someday.  That someday came this week and I want to share what I made for my granddaughter.  First I bought the fabric.


My first inclination was to buy pink girly fabric but Sweetpea loves monkeys so I opted for the bright greens and yellows instead.  I chose flannel because it's so soft and warm.


The tutorial is one of the best ones I've found.  It was so easy to understand and follow and had plenty of pictures with each step.  You can find it here from Stop Staring and Start Sewing

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I'm sure I'll be making more of these, but I'll make a slight change.  The directions are for a standard size pillow.  All my pillows are queen size, so I will make them slightly longer next time.  I think this one turned out just a little short.


I can't wait for Sweetpea to come visit again and see her new pillow.  I think she's going to love it!


Have a fabulous Friday!!!

16 comments:

  1. LOVE this! I have a friend who is NOT a Sweatpea baby girl who whould LOVE to lay her head down on this at night. Monkey love!

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  2. So lovely!

    enjoy ur weekend
    carol

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  3. That is so cute. She will love it. :)

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  4. Oh my goodness - she will love it. How fun will that be when she lays her head down with all those cute little monkeys.

    Hugs - Marie

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  5. We LOVE monkeys too. I have tons of lovely fabrics and I really should start thinking of making some pillow cases with it. It would be a simple and straightforward project I could get done in a weekend. You did a great job. Did you take your pics with your new camera? Are you loving it?

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  6. How fun is this!! This is a great visual aide to read Curious George with her!

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  7. LOVE the monkey pillow case.
    Wish I had one!

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  8. That is too cute! I love the monkey fabric. It doesn't look too short to me. Thanks for sharing this!

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  9. Great fabric choices! Bet your granddaughter will love it!

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  10. wow supercutieeee! I'm gonna look for some monkeys myself! and thank you for your kind comment on my time travel dress!

    Magda:)

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  11. Yay! That is so darling and I love the fact that you used flannel!! Thank you so much for liking my tutorial (it makes me so happy)!

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  12. Adorable, and the monkeys are so fun!! You did a great job. I am sure she will LOVE it!!

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  13. Wow... it turned out super cute!! :)

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  14. Well done. I love the colors, and that monkey is so cute. Thanks for sharing this post, and the link for the tutorial.

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