Sunday, May 13, 2012

Pillowcase for my nephew and the Million Pillowcase Challenge...


I found a couple of You Tube videos about the Million Pillowcase challenge so I decided to practice how to make it by making a pillowcase for my nephew that I will see in Oregon in a couple of weeks. I found this cute monster print at JoAnn's a few weeks ago and got some thinking I might make him something with it, so the pillowcase fit the bill. Hope it isn't going to be too scary for him (I think he is 6 now).

It starts out as a tube with all the layers sewn "burrito" style:

all sewn into a tube

then turned inside out, sewn on right sides then turned again to the wrong sides making a French seam:

turning inside out

Here are a couple of places on You Tube that describe how to make it the best (I think): Missouri Star Quilt Company and Crafty Gemini There are others but I like those two the best. Information on the actual challenge is HERE.


  1. You trying to give the lad nightmares? That fabric design will do it! lol Just sayin'

  2. Well if it does he can always use it for a toy bag!! But I think he will like it -- he is into black and funny little boy stuff like this. I'll find out in a couple of weeks when I see him!

  3. Wow! Wish I had a cool aunt like you!


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