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Cosmocat12
#1 Posted : Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:45:26 PM(UTC)
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All the pillow cases that I own and use have a flap on the inside to tuck the pillow into so it does not slip out and so you can't see the pillow. So recently when I have been looking online for tutorials on how to make a pillow case, I was interested to see that just about most video tutorials show how to make a pillow case without an inside flap.

It got me wondering why you would would make a case without a flap! I did some more reading about it and it turns out that a pillow case with an inside flap is a British (and hence Australian) thing. The case without a flap is an American thing. Who knew? LOL

After much looking I finally found a video tutorial on how to make a pillow case with an inside flap, and no exposed seams. I followed the instructions and just changed it up at the end to have friench seams. 

So I successfully made two "Aussie" themed pillow cases, the "Aussie" way LOL, with flap. 

Tracey
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#2 Posted : Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:48:18 PM(UTC)
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Tracy, I love both of them.  Where is the site  you found showing how to do the case with a flap inside?  I have made many pillow cases...but none with the flap.

Sharon
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Cosmocat12
#3 Posted : Sunday, February 11, 2018 1:18:31 PM(UTC)
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Sharon I don't know how to do a clickable link, but on youtube the channel is SoVeryEasy, and the video is called "Pretty PillowCase with a Flap to Hide the Pillow"

I modified the fabric sizes she talked about becasue her pillow case was just too darn big. I just wanted to make a normal standard sized pillow case. So I made the top main fabric piece 27 inches, the back piece 33 inches and the flap 9 inches. I kept the cuff and trim the same size. All width measurements were 19.5. And I also changed how I sewed the two back to the front so I could french seam it, making no exposed seams. To do that you sew the front to the back right sides together, then turn right side out. Iron, and go around with another seam, just slightly larger than a quarter inch. Hope this makes sense!

Tracey
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#4 Posted : Sunday, February 11, 2018 1:37:21 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, Tracey! I've wondered how to make the flapped pillowcases, too. I was gifted two "flapped" pillowcases this past year, and I love them for just the reason you stated!
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#5 Posted : Sunday, February 11, 2018 1:39:49 PM(UTC)
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Tracy these are super cute, love the flap inside. Recently bought some with that flap. I thought how weird and very cool at the same time! Thank you for the utube Page. Gonna try these. Thanks also for your research.
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#6 Posted : Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:17:14 PM(UTC)
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I have several pillowcases with the flap, but never realized they were to hide the pillow.  Great idea!

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#7 Posted : Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:36:44 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, Tracy.

Sharon
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#8 Posted : Sunday, February 11, 2018 3:28:57 PM(UTC)
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Tracey, I love learning new things!!  I've never had a pillowcase with the flap but when I do run into one, I'll be thinking about you, lol!!

I inserted the link for the YouTube tutorial on your initial post.  I might try making one just for the fun of it.  BTW, I have watched this lady's tutorials in the past, she is a good instructor.

Also, I love the 2 pillowcases you made...very cheerful looking!

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#9 Posted : Sunday, February 11, 2018 5:43:00 PM(UTC)
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Glo thanks for posting the link.  I think these are sew smart! :)

Sharon
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#10 Posted : Sunday, February 25, 2018 7:53:54 PM(UTC)
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Tracey, love love love these, going to try and do the flap.
My question is? Is the trim just on the front? Can you show me a pic of the back of the PSlip.
Thanks Marg.
ps I know you are o/s at the moment so when you get back if fine. Thanks so much.
Marg
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#11 Posted : Sunday, February 25, 2018 7:56:13 PM(UTC)
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Question two?
In the burrito pillow slip tutorial we only have a side and bottom seam. So in this case do we have two sides and the bottom?
Marg
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#12 Posted : Sunday, February 25, 2018 8:18:20 PM(UTC)
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I never knew there was such a thing!!!  Thank you Tracey for teaching me something new!!!

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#13 Posted : Thursday, March 1, 2018 4:26:18 AM(UTC)
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Hey Tracey I just enlarged your pillow slips and I see the fabric is Kangaroo's it's beautiful.
Marg
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#14 Posted : Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:49:42 AM(UTC)
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I love the pillow cases with the flap... unless Im in a hurry and trying to get the cases off the pillows to do a load of laundry LOL.  I have only made a few pillow cases but they were more of the decorative sized pillows and the opening was in the middle in the back, kwim?

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#15 Posted : Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:04:36 PM(UTC)
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Pretty fabrics,  and I too had no pillowcases with a flap to tuck the bed pillows.

Good idea, and I can see it would be great.  I have been making them extra long and tucking over.  Starting with a flap would be great.

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#16 Posted : Saturday, March 3, 2018 4:55:38 AM(UTC)
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Tracey here are mine that I made yesterday
http://www.quiltingaroun...px?aid=102&pid=85830
Marg
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#17 Posted : Saturday, March 3, 2018 5:01:01 AM(UTC)
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Marg
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#18 Posted : Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:21:54 AM(UTC)
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Marg, these are lovely.  You were a busy lady yesterday.  I am going to make some of these, too.  Love the owls!!!

Sharon
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#19 Posted : Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:17:15 AM(UTC)
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Marg, I loved your pillowcases!!  You selected some cute fabrics to make them.  

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#20 Posted : Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:33:22 AM(UTC)
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The fabric used in all the pillowcases shown so far are so cute and cheerful.  Guess I'd better get going and make some new ones, maybe even use the "Aussie" pattern.  We old dog need to learn new tricks once in a while.  LOL

Deanne
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Cosmocat12
#21 Posted : Sunday, March 4, 2018 12:57:54 AM(UTC)
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Nice cases Marg, the owls are super cute. Great job

Deanne, I hope you do make some and yes, it is fun to try something new. I hope you post a picture here if you do end up making a pillow case.

Tracey
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