Pocket pillow reading pillow vintage chenille quilt Childs reading pillow elephant appliqué embroidery please read me a story please zipper


When my daughter was little we would read together. First we read golden books, quickly followed by the Little House on the Prairie series. I am sure that this habit of reading together is what made her the avid reader and adventurer she is today. I always think of my daughter while making these special pocket pillows.

This beautiful pillow is made from vintage chenille, a vintage quilt, a nursery curtain valance with appliqué animals, and satin blanket binding. The pocket was part of the valance with the elephant appliqué. I embroidered the words "please read me a story, please" words I heard from my daughter every night when she was little. The front fabric behind the pocket is part of a small vintage quilt. The back of the fabric is vintage chenille in a soft willow green. I think of these as pillows with a few vintage memories built in. The bottom of the pillow has a zipper closure so that you can easily take your pillow form out to launder the cover. The top of the pillow has a fabric handle that matches the pillow. This is just perfect for carrying the pillow around. This very special pocket pillow will make a memorable gift for some little reader.

Look closely and you will see the pocket top is trimmed with aqua satin satin blanket binding that matches the appliqué elephant. This makes a perfect baby shower gift with your addition of other baby gifts inserted into the pocket for the new baby.

The pillows front pocket is 12" by 16"and the top of the pocket is trimmed with soft satin blanket binding As seen in the picture, this pocket is large enough to hold a good sized book.

The overall size of the pillow 16" square. This listing is for the pillow cover only. It will easily fit an 16-17" pillow form. There is a zipper close at the bottom so that you can easily insert your pillow form.


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