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Making a cinch string sack from a pillowcase is a cinch.

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Method for converting a pillowcase into a cinch string sack.
 
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Step 1: Tools and materials.

- Sharp scissers
- Sewing machine
- Pillowcase
- Small piece of scrap material
- String
- paperclip or safety pin
- piece of tape.


Step 2: Find a pillowcase and determine how it is sewn together.

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The first step to making a sack from a pillowcase is to determine how the pillowcase is constructed. Some pillowcases will be easy to use and others will require more work. When the length of the pillowcase is sewn first and then the top (opening where pillow goes through) folded over a tube of sorts is created on the end. This type of pillowcase is ideal to make a sack from. The blue patterned pillowcase is sewn this way.

Another way a pillowcase may have been assembled is that the top end (opening where pillow goes through) will be sewn first. The seam along the length would be sewn after that. When this is done there isn't a complete tube around the top of the pillowcase. This type of pillowcase requires extra work since you will not be able to pull your string all the way around the pillowcase. The sage colored (plain, no pattern) pillowcase is put together this way.

Simply look at the top end of the side seam of the pillowcase to determine how the pillowcase is assembled.

It is possible the pillowcase may not have a tube on the top. In that case you will have to create one by folding over the end of the pillow and sewing the folded end fast.