I had a little fun with my sewing machine and serger tonight. You do not need a serger to do this. I wanted to play with my new serger so I used it.
I made one of those “Magic Pillow Cases”. I love making them. I think this makes my 7th or 8th one to make. Each time I am excited to see the magic.
Main fabric 27″ x 42″ (3/4 yard)
Cuff Piece 9″ x 42″
Accent Piece 2″ x 42″ ( I used a 4″ wide piece to see how it would look)
cut selvage make sure all 3 pieces are same width.
Iron cuff and accent pieces in half lengthwise
Lay out your cuff right side up.
Place main piece face up on top of it lining up raw edges
Put accent piece on top of that.
Roll up main piece to within an inch of the top leaving cuff piece unrolled.
Fold over the cuff piece so you’ve “sandwiched” in the rolled main piece.
Pin all your raw edges forming a tube.
You will sew that tube down the length only (sew 1/4″ from edge)
DO NOT sew up the ends. Leave them open!
This is the magic part… It amazes me every time! Once you’ve sewn your tube, reach in and grab the main fabric and pull it out.
Fold your pillow case in half wrong sides out and sew up the bottom and one side.
Turn in right side out and voila! One pillow case completed!
If my written directions don’t make sense to you. Here’s where I learned to do this. I learned from the Master! Jenny @ Missouri Star Quilt Company. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYWCma9wgM