Pillowcase dolls does have a purpose. When your little girl had real pretty long hair and she didn’t want it cut off, what did you do. There comes a time when the hair will need to be cut. This is what my mother did. When I was 7 and had all my long hair cut off. I was so upset. My mother told me she would save it and someday make something with it. Later in life my mother gave me that long braid of hair to do something with. I came up with the idea to attach it to a pillowcase doll and cherish it. Never thought that a pillowcase doll would serve a great purpose. If you would like a pillowcase doll with special name or designs on it, just let me know. I do custom embroidery. Here is a picture of my hair.