ASSISTANT TO THE DEN MOTHER
My sister recently asked me to help her teach a bunch of Cub Scouts to sew a pillowcase. No problem! I knew I could teach my sister, a few parents, and a handful of boys the “hot dog” or “rolled up” pillowcase method. My sister had never heard of the method and was dubious about the process, but I reassured her the method was quick and easy.
A pillowcase with a contrasting cuff looks amazing and awesome, and the method is super easy and quick. However, the process took a bit longer with a group of tween boys and parents with limited sewing skills, but the results were great and awesome. I think the parents were a little more impressed with the end product — cute pillowcase with contrasting cuff.
The one issue I encountered was dealing with different types of sewing machines borrowed for the project. Luckily, I had hands on experience with two of the sewing machines — my sister’s and my dad’s machines. I had a good time sharing my basic knowledge and beamed with pride when a parent called me a “professional.” Ah, little do they know that I’m not.
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