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Make an Easy Tube Pillow Case with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star (Instructional Video)

Make an Easy Tube Pillow Case with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star (Instructional Video)

Hi, itís Jenny, from the Missouri Star Quilt
Company. American Patchwork and Quilting is sponsoring a pillowcase challenge. They would
like us to make one million pillowcases to donate to local charities and really all you
have to do is make one, and take it to a local charity, and then you want to go to this all
people quilt, one million pillowcases address that you can find in all your local magazines
and let them know how many youíve donated. They want to reach a million! So we thought weíd show you a really quick,
fun way to make a pillowcase. The first thing you need are three different kinds of fabric.
Your main pillowcase fabric, and youíll need 27î of this. So youíre going to want to
cut 27î, and that is three quarters of a yard. So, weíll cut that right here. Donít you
think this butterflies is so adorable? We just love Me and My Sister! Itíll make some
little girl very happy. Alright, the next piece you need is a 9î piece and this will
be the cuff. So, weíll open this one up. This is another fun piece. This is from Henry
Glass. Letís see weíre going to do 9î, and you always want to make sure your first
cut is straight. This one is just a tad wonky, so weíre going to straighten it up, and then
weíll come over here 9î and make our cut. Now the last little piece is one of those
little tiny, itís like a piece of piping only itíll be
about 1î wide, and thatís just a little flap. Itís 2î of fabric, and so you can
use, lots of these you can use scraps for! There we go weíll cut this 2î. Alright, and now what weíre going to do is
weíre going to lay all of these on top of each other and weíre going to cut our salvages
off. We want them all to be exactly the same size. So, weíre going to lay these on here.
Match up our fold lines, Iím going to do it this way. Itíll be easier for me and easier
for you to see. Weíre going to match all of those up, and then weíre just going to
take our ruler, weíre going to use our long ruler for this, and weíre going to cut off
this salvage. There we go. Alright, now what weíre going to do, is weíre
going to go over to the iron, and weíre going to press this right in half, and weíre also
going to press this one in half. So, weíll go do that right now. Weíll meet you back
at the cutting table. So, over at the ironing board, you can see, we took this and we just
folded it right in half and pressed a crease in it, and we did the same thing with this
9î piece. We are, however, going to open up this 9î piece now, and now weíre going
to show you how this is designed. The reason, itís pretty easy to make a pillowcase, but
the reason we wanted to do a tutorial on this is, this is one of those thatís going all
over online, and it is a very fun, quick way to make a pillowcase and we thought you might
enjoy a tutorial on it. So, what weíre going to do is weíre going
to put that piece face up, right here, and weíre going to put this piece on top of it,
and weíre going to line up all our raw edges here, and then weíre going
to put our little tiny piece on top of that, just like this. Then what we do is, weíre
going to reach down here to the bottom of our fabric and weíre going to roll it up
and make a tube. So, weíre rolling, and weíre rolling. All this is going to go inside like
this, nice little tube. Then weíre going to bring this back piece over to the top,
and weíre going to pin all four, or five layers of this together, because weíre going
to stitch right along this line here. So, we want to make sure that all these get
pinned. Theyíre lined up right smack with each other. So, I hope you got that. We rolled
the tube, bring this piece around thatís been laid face over on the bottom, bring it
up, you want to make sure you get them pinned in because you donít want any surprises.
Well, we love surprises but not this kind. Alright, so now what youíre going to do,
once you get all this pinned together is weíre going to go over, and weíre going to sew
ºî all along this edge, and then Iíll show you what we do next. So, why donít you follow
me over to the sewing machine, and weíll get that done. So, here we are with our tube thatís all
pinned together. All our layers are pinned together so weíll be able to sew. Now you
donít want to sew the ends closed, just along the long side of the pillowcase, and weíre
going to sew ºî, so, here we go. Alright, so weíre just going to sew along
here, weíve got all our layers in. What thisíll do is it will make all the seams on the inside
of the pillow completely enclosed. You wonít see any seams, except for your side seam to
sew your pillowcase up, all the seams will be completely enclosed. I think this is a
really nice challenge to be apart of. It doesnít require a lot of material or a lot of time,
and to those people who are suffering, or foster children, or people in a nursing home,
just to have something that somebody made for you is, just a really sweet gesture. So
we like that weíre apart of that. OK, here we are at the end. Alright, letís go back
to the cutting table. OK, so here we are with our tube! Now letís
let this magic begin, and you just reach inside here and youíre going to pull this tube out,
and you just keep pulling and pulling. Itís going to be amazing! Youíre going to love
it! Alright, here we go weíre at the end, so, see thereís our piece, with our little
lip, and our pillowcase. Is that not the cutest thing, and look at this! All the seams are
inside! So, now all we have to do is, we fold this pillowcase over on itself, like this,
and weíre going to stitch across the top and down the side, and you can do that and
zig-zag it to keep it from raveling. You can serge it if you have a serger. You can even
do a French Seam, which is where you would sew it to the inside and then enclose that
seam and pull it out. Weíre just going to do a regular seam to show you this. So, weíll
head back over to the sewing machine. So, now when you put these together to sew
your side seam, you just want to make sure that these two pieces of the bottom part match
up, and your two little pink, or piping pieces match up, and then weíll just sew this down
here. Itís probably a good idea to pin that. See, how those are, you want those to line
up there. So, weíll just make sure they do. Put a little pin in there. Youíre probably
going to want to trim that edge off when you get it sewn down. So, that itís nice and straight. Then weíll
just sew up and around the edge. Here we go. Hi, weíre back here at the cutting table,
and you can see, this is your pillowcase inside out finished. I went ahead and serged the
edge, well, because I can. I have a serger. So, we just serged along the edge of that,
and serged the top. Now weíll turn it right side out, and these are just so fun, and quick,
and vÛila there you have it, an adorable little pillowcase! Isnít that sweet? This
thing folds up, youíll want to try and press it down, but
it actually goes up. Hereís another one I want to show you that
we did in this Riley Blake line of fabric with the cars. Isnít that adorable? Wouldnít
some boy love to have that on his bed? Little stop signs, and see we used the little thing
in, and so just remember 27î, 9î, 2î, and roll them up into a tube! We hope you enjoy this tutorial from the Missouri
Star Quilt Company.

31 comments on “Make an Easy Tube Pillow Case with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star (Instructional Video)

  1. What kind of cutter do you use? I have to push really hard with my fiskar cutter and it still leaves little spots that aren't cut.

  2. What a fun and easy way to do this! I love giving handmade usable items, so pillowcases are my choice for xmas gifts this year, and your tutorial is greatly appreciated!

  3. Just wanted to let you know that I made 3 pillow cases on Saturday, and they came out great. My daughter was very impressed. Thanks for posting your video.

  4. Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial. My house starts make over to fall next week and these are on my list for special touches. Since I found your tutorials I have gone from blah to wonderful. Jenny, You are are fabulous.

  5. If I cut the main fabric at 27 inches my design will show sideways when I put it on the bed. How do you do this when you have a design?

  6. The quilt on the wall behind you when are you at the sewing machine is beautiful. What is the name of that one please? Thank you for this video. Wow. Now I can make a fairly easy pillowcase that ROCKS, thanks to you. Thank you!!

  7. Just today my 41 yr. old daughter reminded me about your pillow case tutorial. I have tons of fabrics and she'd like us to make some for our children's hospital… Hasbro Children's Hospital here in Providence, RI. Her children are also interested in helping. My granddaughter, Kimberly 11 yrs. old and my grandson Brendon 13 yrs. old. Wish us luck!!

  8. Love it, thanks for the tutorial!! Our guild has been sewing pillowcases! I will try to get a count and send it to American Patchwork and Quilting!

  9. I have made a few of these. Not sure what I am doing wrong that about every other one my cuff and trim piece don't meet at the seam??

  10. Sorry, great what you're doing, but most of the time the camera was aimed at your apron and we could not see much of the cutting process. Yikes!

  11. The challenge has begun. My daughter left my home with a container full of fabrics. So many cute prints that we forgot we had. Fabrics for toddlers, teens and seniors. So many smiles are being made with these pillow cases. Feels good to help!!

  12. I love Jenny's technical terms…."we are going to line these up right smack with each other!" At around 4:54 in the video! I am making one of these today for my granddaughter's birthday on the 15th! I made her a paper doll quilt and will be storing the quilt in the pillowcase of like fabric for gift giving!!

  13. Why would 752 people not like this sweet video?!!! This is the most cleaver Christmas project…great for any grandparent with lots of grandkids. Thank you Missouri Star Quilt Company! 👍♥️

  14. Nice tip evening up the pieces when you trim the selvedges…these are fab done in flannel. Our guild donates these pillowcases to Ryan's Case for Smiles.

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