This is a link to the Wiener Sack Pillowcases that were discussed in the chat room tonight (Aug. 25/09). Some couldn't open it so I will post the directions here:
The “Wiener Sack” Pillowcase
You will need:
¾ yard fabric for the body 27”x 42”
¼ yard fabric for the header 9”x 42”
A strip of contrasting fabric 1 ½ inches wide or 2 inches wide folded lengthwise and pressed
Place header fabric on the table, right side up
Place the body of the fabric on the top of the header, right side up, lining up on selvage edge
Set the sewing machine to long stitches so that it does not pucker during the sewing process
Place folded strip (piping) on top of the header, lining up to the same selvage as above
Fold and roll body of the fabric up so that you can fold the bottom edge of the header up to the top edge of the fabric, making sure both ends of the header fabric are even at the selvage (or it will twist during the sewing process)
Pin in place if necessary
Sew ¼” to ½” seam along this edge
Reach inside and turn the pillowcase inside out
Fold in half and with selvages together, aligning straight selvage edge with shortest edge of the ohers side. If out are going to stitch on a regular swing machine, trim the selvages off. If you use a serger, you can just sew.
Pin, starting at the header/body seam
Starting at the fold, sew bottom and then turn and sew turn inside out and VOILA!! You have a pillowcase.
Piping can be any color or width you wish, be sure to have the piping on the right side of the body of the fabric.