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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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