When I learned, it was called the "tube" method. No matter what you call it, they sure are easy. I hope these written instructions make sense!Originally Posted by Nanamoms
EASY AS PIE TUBE METHOD
3 different pieces of fabric as follows:
(main body of case) 27" by width of fabric (WOF)
(hem/border) 9" in WOF
(contrasting trim) 2" by WOF this is to be folded & pressed in half lengthwise.
Layer the fabric ALL RIGHT SIDE UP in the following order -- making sure all raw edges are even at the top.
27" main body
Sew a 1/4" seam along this edge (WOF)
Now, pick up the bottom edge of the main fabric & roll it up nearly to the top edge -- you should now be able to see the bottom edge of the hem/border fabric.,
Take the bottom edge of the hem/border fabric and bring it up over the rolled-up fabric, putting right sides together and matching to the other raw edges, pin all fabric together along the top edge.
Sew a 1/4" seam along the pinned edge, making a tube.
Now reach into the tube and pull it inside out. You will have nicely finished edge where the hem/border & trim fabric meet (with all raw edges enclosed).
To finish, put the WRONG sides together and trim the sides if needed so that all fabrics are same width -- sew a scant 1/8" seam down the side and across the top. Trim
Turn the pillowcase inside out (RIGHT sides together) and stitch a 1/4" seam down the side and across the top.
Finally, turn the case right side out and you have a case WITH NO RAW EDGES OR SEAMS SHOWING.
Honestly, if you follow those directions exactly, you'll faint with excitement the first time you see what happens.