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Time:0h45
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Nice 'n' Simple
sewing: Hot Dog, A Pillowcase!

A friend taught me to make these and we've been making oodles for charity. They work up super fast and easy!

You’ll need three lengths of Fabric in three coordinating colors.

Makes one standard size pillowcase.

You can vary the bun/hot dog size up or down, just make sure that the total yardage between those two is 36″ – 38″. 9 – 12″ for the bun is ideal.

If you use two yards of coordinating fabric, plus 6″ of a third, you can make two coordinating pillowcases with opposite colors.

*WOF = Width of Fabric, in this case, approximately 44 - 45"


Crafts

Instructions

  1. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 1 1

    Roll out your BUN, right side up.

  2. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 2 2

    Press the MUSTARD in half

  3. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 3 3

    Place MUSTARD with raw edges...

  4. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 4 4

    matching along one side of the BUN.

  5. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 5 5

    Place HOT DOG on top of MUSTARD, face down. Align raw seams. Add a few pins to hold in place.

  6. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 6 6

    Roll the HOT DOG...

  7. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 7 7

    (hey, now it looks like a hot dog!) to within a few inches of the pinned edge.

  8. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 8 8

    Fold the BUN over the HOT DOG

  9. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 9 9

    and pin along the raw edge...

  10. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 10 10

    making sure to catch all layers of fabric.

  11. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 11 11

    Stitch along raw edge...

  12. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 12 12

    using a 3/8″ seam allowance.

  13. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 13 13

    Remove any pins and birth your HOT DOG!

  14. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 14 14

    Roll BUN back, gently tugging the HOT DOG out of the center.

  15. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 15 15

    Continue tugging

  16. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 16 16

    and rolling until the HOT DOG is all the way out.

  17. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 17 17

    Your pillowcase should now look something like this.

  18. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 18 18

    Smooth out the fabric, then press the BUN and MUSTARD, tugging gently so it’ll lie flat.

  19. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 19 19

    I like to press on both sides.




  20. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 20 20

    Square up your pillowcase by removing the selvage.

  21. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 21 21

    With WRONG SIDES together (yes, I said wrong sides!), align the MUSTARD and corners of the pillowcase.

  22. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 22 22

    Pin in several places.

  23. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 23 23

    Stitch around raw edges using a 1/4″ seam allowance (yes, yes, really, right sides out, wrong sides together!).

  24. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 24 24

    Turn the corner and sew across the bottom.

  25. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 25 25

    Trim corners.

  26. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 26 26

    (raw edges only, please!)

  27. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 27 27

    Turn the pillowcase wrong-side out.

  28. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 28 28

    Look how nice the BUN looks next to the HOT DOG!

  29. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 29 29

    Press the side and bottom seams flat.

  30. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 30 30

    Stitch using a 1/2″ seam allowance.

  31. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 31 31

    Look at that, you made French Seams…no raw edges!

  32. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 32 32

    Turn right side out...

  33. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 33 33

    and press.

  34. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 34 34

    See how nicely the MUSTARD lines up? Did you notice that your condiment made a lovely little flap, too?

  35. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 35 35

    It looks good outside and in!

  36. How to make a pillow. Pillowcase - Step 36 36

    And hey, action shot!
    Now, let me know if you’re as addicted to these as I am! This beauty is number 11 and I know I’ll make more. In addition to donating to the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge, they also make great gift bags for quilts!

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