We’re excited about sharing our versions of the Hot Dog Pillowcase today! It has been such a fun method of making pillowcases.
I recently revised the instructions, and Cheryl, our “Web Gal,” offered to test them. I was delighted when she emailed me the photos of her helpers, Ben and Caleb. First they read the instructions!
Here they are watching Grandma sew the first seam. There are only three seams!
Ben pulled the Hot Dog out of the bun first (he found the tongue technique helpful),
They were so proud of their new pillowcases!!
I helped Dominga, a dear friend who is not a sew-er, make one and she was delighted with hers, too!
We’re using this pattern and working with the ConKerr Cancer
project for kids with cancer in our area. If you’re in our area, and would like to help, please bring in pillowcases made from bright, cheery fabrics (in individual zip-loc bags). These will be for toddlers through teens.
If you’d like to try out a new sewing machine and make a pillowcase for our project, contact Lori in the Sewing Department. 574-233-3112 They’ll be happy to help you!
These are the instructions I wrote, in both an adult version
and a version we’re using with kids
‘ classes. It is such a fun, easy way to make pillowcases, that everyone loves making them. (Click on the version you want, and you can download the instructions in a pdf.)
Please feel free to use our patterns for pillowcases for charities or for your personal use. By all means, if you have youngsters you can interest in sewing this way, let’s help spread the joy of sewing. I hope you have as much fun with these as we’re having! We’d love to see your photos. (Please do not post the instructions on other websites. Thanks.)