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Nice & 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"



  1. Step 1 1

    Roll out your BUN, right side up.

  2. Step 2 2

    Press the MUSTARD in half

  3. Step 3 3

    Place MUSTARD with raw edges...

  4. Step 4 4

    matching along one side of the BUN.

  5. Step 5 5

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

  6. Step 6 6

    Roll the HOT DOG...

  7. Step 7 7

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

  8. Step 8 8

    Fold the BUN over the HOT DOG

  9. Step 9 9

    and pin along the raw edge...

  10. Step 10 10

    making sure to catch all layers of fabric.

  11. Step 11 11

    Stitch along raw edge...

  12. Step 12 12

    using a 3/8″ seam allowance.

  13. Step 13 13

    Remove any pins and birth your HOT DOG!

  14. Step 14 14

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

  15. Step 15 15

    Continue tugging

  16. Step 16 16

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

  17. Step 17 17

    Your pillowcase should now look something like this.

  18. Step 18 18

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

  19. Step 19 19

    I like to press on both sides.

  20. Step 20 20

    Square up your pillowcase by removing the selvage.

  21. Step 21 21

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

  22. Step 22 22

    Pin in several places.

  23. Step 23 23

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

  24. Step 24 24

    Turn the corner and sew across the bottom.

  25. Step 25 25

    Trim corners.

  26. Step 26 26

    (raw edges only, please!)

  27. Step 27 27

    Turn the pillowcase wrong-side out.

  28. Step 28 28

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

  29. Step 29 29

    Press the side and bottom seams flat.

  30. Step 30 30

    Stitch using a 1/2″ seam allowance.

  31. Step 31 31

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

  32. Step 32 32

    Turn right side out...

  33. Step 33 33

    and press.

  34. Step 34 34

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

  35. Step 35 35

    It looks good outside and in!

  36. 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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