This pillow is so fun and cute but it's also very functional. It makes a great car pillow. It's also a great reading pillow for those who wear glasses if they want to read in bed on their side. With your shoulder between two points, your glasses land between another point. This is also a good pillow for guys who have had heart surgery. They have to hug a bear to get up and for the macho man, that just doesn't work. Kids love them in bright colors, little boys like them in camo. You can make it out of cotton, flannel, Minkee or even fake fur. Make them smaller for really cute pin cushions. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing skills required. There will be some matching up of seams.