Easy Pillowcase- DIY Video Tutorial

Happy New Year!!
Today I had a chance to sit back and really absorb everything that has happened in my life in 2011.  It has really been an amazing year. It really seem unreal when I write it all out. Here’s a quick recap in the order it all happened….
– Had an original quilt block published and featured on the cover of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 3
– I won $35,000 as a winner of YouTube’s NextUp Contest
– Featured in the New York Times
– Invited to be a speaker at 3 different national conferences
– Bought a house on 5 acres of luscious Florida real estate to start the homestead of our dreams
– Was featured on ABC’s 20/20
– Welcomed a big, beautiful & healthy baby girl into our family
– Had my crafting studio installed on our property
– Joined STITCHED 2012 as a online video instructor
…and that’s just some of the fabulous things that happened in 2011!
I am truly blessed to be doing something I love so much and still being able to stay home and raise my kids the way I’ve always wanted for to.  Thank you all so much for your support and kind words.  I could not have came so far with my little video tutorials if it was not for you! I appreciate all your comments and suggestions and know that I read and try to respond to every single one. 
I have a lot more exciting projects and workshops planned for 2012 and I hope you will stick around to enjoy them with me.
To kickstart the year I leave you with the first tutorial of 2012:

These pillowcases are great quick & easy projects you can make to donate to charities.  You may already be familiar with the 1 million pillowcase challenge which is being hosted by American Patchwork & Quilting. For more info click HERE. 

19 Responses to Easy Pillowcase- DIY Video Tutorial

  1. Darcie Santoyo January 2, 2012 at 2:46 am #

    How exciting! Everything going on and all you have accomplished is awesome. Sounds like you really deserve it. 🙂

  2. Polkadot-pretties January 2, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    what a great year

    Wishing you and your family all the best for 2012..

    Cant wait to start this tutorial

    Claire xox

  3. Ann January 2, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    What an amazing life you are living! Your energy and consideration of others is astounding! Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I have wanted to know how to do french seams. So much more polished and professional than serged fabrics!

  4. Sharon Cruse January 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    I’m so happy for you and so glad I stumbled across your tutorials. I’ve been sharing them with my co-workers as well as posting my finished projects to my FB page with a link to your tutorials. You deserve the acknowledgement for such great work. I’m looking forward to enjoying the projects you have planned for 2012.

  5. Tricia D. January 4, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    It is all so amazingly wonderful! And it ALL happened while you were pregnant! You are an inspiration to us all!!!

  6. Dhanashri January 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    I am very new to sewing ..I am glad I came across ur tutorials. They are very clear and crisp. Best of luck and lots of good wishes. Thanks a lot for sharing.
    Dhanashri

  7. Henckel House January 21, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    I am SO glad to see that I am not the only one to put my baby to sleep on a pillow. Her pillowcase isn’t as awesome as yours, though.

  8. Karen February 23, 2012 at 12:21 am #

    Your tutorials and blog is great. What is the best fabric for a pillowcase?

  9. Crafty Gemini February 23, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    Thanks! I like to use 100% cotton for a breathable fabric to have against your face. Happy sewing!

  10. Rhonda February 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Great pillowcase tutorial, thanks!! Glad to have found all your tutorials and videos!

  11. Sew Gramy Sew May 26, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    I have made a birthday present for my niece using your tutorial. It is so easy, thank you for sharing. Do you mind if I use your picture of your pillow case, the one without the baby? on my blog? I am refering to your post here and giving credit to you for the photo. If not, I will not use it. but I love the colors and all. Please let me know. if you can not reply to me, my email is sistertammie62@yahoo.com Thanks

  12. Karen July 7, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Just finished a body pillow case using the same technique! Love your tutorials…no longer afraid of the dreaded zipper thanks to you!

  13. Anonymous November 14, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    Can u pls. Tell us the exact size of pieces of fabric we need for 1 pillow?

  14. lacewing January 11, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    What would be the size of material for a king size pillow?

  15. Wendy March 27, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    This was so easy!! Great tutorial!! I would like to upload photo of the Minecraft creeper pillowcase I did but I am not sure how?? I love how it turned out !! Thank you!!

  16. Wendy August 19, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

    Do you have the written instructions I can print? I have a friend that doesn’t have a computer but would like them.

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      Vanessa Vargas Wilson August 24, 2015 at 11:38 am #

      Unfortunately, I don’t currently offer text instructions with my free video tutorials.

  17. Diane Van Cleef June 1, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

    Thank goodness for all your videos. I use and re-use a ton of them. So happy to hear about all the wonderful things that have been going on with your business. Can’t wait for your fabric line. We think of you and your family often – Diane and Gary from around the block

  18. MaryAnne Loos March 14, 2017 at 7:21 pm #

    I followed your tutorial video and have now made MANY pillowcases!! I make quilts for lots of children and am now making pillowcases to match. I made king size cases for my granddaughter with a Paris theme for Christmas presents. I love using 3 different but complimentary fabrics for each case. THANK YOU!!

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