Monday, January 9, 2017

Pillowcase Tutorial


Whether you want to have pillowcases for every season and holiday, are tired of boring pillowcases available on the market or have hard-to-fit pillows, you’re going to enjoy this easy tutorial that will help you make your own pillowcases quickly and precisely. In my case, I have an oversized bamboo pillow that is too large for standard pillowcases and too small for queen size pillowcases. It’s so fast you can make several in a day. By the end of the week, your whole family will have new custom pillowcases!  Feel free to sell pillowcases you make using this tutorial, but please give tutorial credit to Sew Practical when doing so. Thanks!
1 ½ yards each of two coordinating fabrics make two pillowcases.

1. Measure the length of your pillow seam to seam. Mine is 31” long.

2. Measure the width of your pillow seam to seam. Mine is 19” wide.
 
3. Double the width and add ONE inch for ¼” seam allowance and to accommodate for some shrinkage. Mine is now 39” wide. If you want a looser pillowcase, add TWO inches.

4. Cut the new width (will now be referred to as the longest side) by the short side from one piece of fabric. Mine is 31” by 39”

5. For the pillowcase overhang, cut a SEVEN inch by the longest side from the second piece of fabric. Mine is 7” x 39”.

6. Fold the overhang section in half with wrong sides together so it measures 3 ½” x the longest side. Mine is 3 ½” x 39”.
 
 
7. Sew the raw edges to the longest side using ¼” seam allowance. Zigzag the edges. Your original length has now increased by 3 ¼”. Mine now measures 34 ¼”.
 
8. Fold the whole piece in half with right sides together so the overhang ends are touching. Mine measures 19 ½” x 34 ¼”.

9. Sew the raw edges together using ¼” seam allowance. Zigzag the edges.
 
10. Wash pillowcase, insert pillow and enjoy.


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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Free Pocket Size Tissue Holder Tutorial


Watch the Youtube video link for this class: http://youtu.be/zCiB44pHRu8. Written instructions are below.

Supplies

Cut (3) 3 ½" x 5 ½" sections

Embellishments of your choice (buttons, ribbon, lace, etc.)
 
Directions
Fold two of the 3 ½" x 5 ½" sections into 1 ¾" x 5 ½" sections. Finger press the fold.  
 
Add ribbon, lace or applique to the folded pieces as desired.
 
Sew the 1 ¾" x 5 ½" sections to the remaining 3 ½" x 5 ½" section so that the pressed areas are touching. Sew all raw edges with right sides together. Use ¼" seam allowance.
                  Lay unfolded piece right side up.
 
Lay folded pieces right side down (right side is the side with embellishments) on top of the unfolded piece. Folds should be touching. Sew pieces together.
Zigzag the raw edges to reduce fraying.
Turn right side out and add any buttons or other embellishments.
Place tissue packet inside. If the packet opens from the top, cut a slit lengthwise down the center of the packet so the tissues will pull through the opening of the cover correctly. Or simply remove the tissues from the packet and place directly inside the cover.
 
 


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Read the New Swing Tags Article by Annabelle Short: Added on 12/14/2016

Annabelle Short has added another helpful article to the ECC website: Swing Tags and Why it is Important in Your Craft Business. You can read the article at the following link: http://www.ecraftclasses.com/article/Swing+Tags+and+Why+It+is+Important+In+Your+Craft+Business.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Classes

Hi everyone! I finally have a couple of minutes for a quick blog post. So, I wanted to share a few Christmas classes from the site with you. Enjoy!

Candy Treats E Class
Candy Treats E Class
Class Code: #10132
Step-by-Step Instructions Plus E-Pattern
Price: US$4.99
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Donut Ornies with Mice & Bowl Fillers
Donut Ornies with Mice & Bowl Fillers
Class Code: #10081
Make these adorable donut ornaments & little mice
Price: US$7.99
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How to Make Pine Cone Garland
How to Make Pine Cone Garland
Class Code: #10270
Primitive holiday garland
Price: US$2.99
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How to Make Primitive Gift Bags and Tags
How to Make Primitive Gift Bags and Tags
Class Code: #10273
Holiday wrapping is fun with these easy bags and recycled tags!
Price: US$3.99
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

New Article on eCraft Classes: 10 Easy and Clever Crafts That Kids Can Make

Good morning everyone. I wanted to stop by to let you know that Annabelle Short has added a new article called 10 Easy and Clever Crafts That Kids Can Make at the following link:
http://ecraftclasses.com/article/10+Easy+and+Clever+Crafts+That+Kids+Can+Make. If you have small kids, you'll have to drop by and read this article. Enjoy those magic moments that happen when you craft with your kids.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at www.eCraftClasses.com

All of us at www.eCraftClasses.com hope all of you and your families have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

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