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Sleepy Time Pillowcase

(using the “hot dog” method!)

(you can increase yardage used to make a larger pillowcase)
 
Fabric A – Border (Bun):  9 inches  X  WOF(Width of Fabric)
Fabric B -  Body of Pillow (Hot dog):   24 to 27  inches  X  WOF

(If you want to put in a narrow contrasting strip between cuff and pillowcase, cut approx 1 to 1 ½ inches by width of fabric)*
 
Construction
         

  1. Lay fabric A on a flat surface with right side up - this is the "hot dog bun"! 
  2. Place the hot dog (fabric B), on the bun (fabric A), right sides together.  Pin across width of fabric (WOF).  Wrap the bun around the hot dog and pin the edges together - line up all three edges and carefully pin (you don't want the edges to slip when you sew).
  3. Using a 1/4" to 1/3" seam allowance, sew along the pinned edge.
  4. Reach into the sewn tube and pull out fabric B.  Press - pull cuff from body as you iron.  Trim edges so they are even.
  5. Join the two remaining raw edges for French seams:  Fold the pillowcase in half with the wrong sides together, matching cuff seams. 
  6. Stitch along the open side and top edge using a 1/4" seam allowance (tip: Be sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of fabric.)  You will want to trim the seam to 1/8 inch.
  7. Turn pillowcase wrong side out, right sides together.  Carefully press.
  8. Stitch same seams again; this time with a 3/8" seam allowance.
  9. Turn the pillow case right side out and press seams carefully.

Hot Diggity Dog this is magic!  

 

Videos if you want to see a demonstration.:

 

http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/pillowcase

http://www.ehow.com/how_5056270_make-designer-pillowcase-less-minutes.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7moryq_ZRFY&feature=related

http://www.sewing-pillows.web77.org/