Hot Dog Method Pillowcase

DIY craft

What you need:

  • Cotton Fabric (See list for dimensions)
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Ruler
  • Rotary Cutter or Scissors
  • Straight Pins
  • Universal 90/14 needle

Cotton Fabric dimensions list to create a Queen size 20” x 30” (51cm x 76cm) pillowcase:

Cuff - 13” x 43” (33cm x 109cm) Bun
Body - 28” x 43” (71cm x 109cm) Hot dog
Band - 2.5” x 43” (6.5cm x 109cm) Topping

Tips before you start

  • Press using a pressing cloth to prevent damaging your fabric. Test your iron settings on a scrap piece of fabric before you start your project.
  • Use a scrap piece of fabric to practice sewing with on your sewing machine. Adjust the tension and thread length to what works best with your fabric. Try lowering the thread tension or trying a different needle if your fabric is puckering or stitches are skipping.

Fabric Recommendations

Pick out your favourite Fabricland cotton.

Prewash fabric before cutting.

Step 1 A Step 1 B

Step 1: Lay cuff right side up.

Iron the band in half (length wise) and then lay the band at the top edge of the cuff.

Place the body of the pillowcase (right side down) matching up all the top edges. Pin together.

Roll the body up from the bottom until it is totally within the cuff but not right to the top.

Bring the bottom of the cuff up to match all edges, enclosing hot dog. Now the hot dog (body) is in the bun.

Step 2 A Step 2 B

Step 2: Pin all layers together ensuring that the hot dog roll is not caught up in the pins.

Sew all edges together.


Step 3: Grasp the hot dog from inside the bun and pull it out of the bun until all, including the bun (cuff), is right side out. Turn inside out (right sides together). Finish up by serging a ½” seam allowance leaving no visible raw edges. French seams are also an option.

Turn right side out and press with iron.


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