...and not eating bon-bons.


Hot Dog Pillowcase

Materials needed:
3⁄4 yd for main fabric 
1/3 yd for cuff fabric 
2-­‐1/2” for accent fabric

1. Lay the cuff fabric right side up on a table. Place the longest side at the top.
2. Lay the main fabric right side up on top of the cuff fabric across the top so that the raw edges are even.

3. Take your accent fabric and fold in half lengthwise. Press. Lay this piece on top of the main fabric across the top even with the raw edges.
4. Pin through all layers every 6”-­‐8” inches.

5. Do not sew yet! I know you are anxious but don’t do it!
6. Roll up the main fabric from the bottom up to the accent piece but not past it. This is where the name comes from – you are forming the wiener.
7. Wrap the bottom edge of the cuff fabric up and around the “wiener” to form the bun. Pin in place along the top between the existing pins.
8. Now sew along the top using a 1⁄4” seam allowance removing the pins as you sew.
9. Pull the insides of the rolled layers (wiener) through an open end of the tube (bun), revealing the main fabric of the pillowcase.
10. At this point, the pillowcase will have a finished cuff and accent piece.
11. Iron the cuff flat and trim the sides even so that the pillowcase is one big rectangle.
12. Fold in half, wrong sides together, with cuff at top, and stitch 1⁄4” seam allowance along raw edges. Yes, you are stitching on the right side of the fabric! It will feel totally wrong but you are doing it right! This is the French seam part.
13. Turn pillowcase inside out. Starting at top, sew 1⁄2” seam allowance down the side and around the bottom. Make sure the seam allowance you choose is enough to enclose the raw edges.
14. Turn the pillowcase right side out and enjoy the view!
As you make more pillowcases and feel comfortable with the construction you can stitch an 1/8” seam allowance for step 12 and a 3/8” seam for step 14. This will form a less bulky French seam.

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