How to Make a Pillowcase Using the Burrito Method
I’m going to show you how to make a pillowcase using the Burrito Method, which is so simple and quick that you’ll be making pillowcases for everyone; it’s simple, it’s fun, and the results will astound you.
Cuff Fabric: 1/3 yard. Trim Fabric: 0 1/4 yard. Note: This is completely optional. ThreadScissors*Size 90/14* or 100/16* Heavy Duty Needles
Step 1: Cut Out Fabric Pieces
Cut 1 piece of Main Fabric (27″ x 40″), 1 piece of Coordinating Fabric (9″ x 40″), and 2 pieces of Trim Fabric.
Step 2: Understanding the Process
It’s similar to a burrito.
Step 3: Assembling the Pieces
Before assembling the pillowcases, lay the Cuff flat with the right side facing up and press it, then embroider or applique a name on it. Pin to keep the Trim from shifting as you assemble the pillowcases.
Step 4: Why It’s Called a Burrito
Pin through all layers of fabric, noting how the Cuff wraps like a burrito around the Pillowcase Body. Sew along the raw edge with a 3/8 seam allowance. Fold back and carefully pull out the Piledriver Fabric.
Step 5: Side and Bottom Seams
Pin around the raw edges on the side and bottom of the pillowcase. Use a 1/2 seam allowance to pin the sides and bottom seams together. Clip the corner where the top and bottom seam meet to help with bulk when turning the pillowcase.
How do I make a burrito style pillowcase?
- Place your cuff fabric right side up on your work surface.
- Roll Up the Main Fabric.
- Fold Up the Cuff Fabric.
- Sew the Raw Edges.
- Unroll and Press.
- Trim to Size.
- Finish the Pillowcase.
- Trap the Raw Edges.
How do you make a Pillowslip?
- Start by cutting two identical size pieces of fabric, each 29.5 inches long and 21 inches wide.
- Fold fabric, iron, pin, and sew.
- Pin the pieces together and sew.
- Flip the pillowcase right side out and it’s ready to use.
How much material do you need to make a pillowcase?
A finished standard pillowcase should measure about 22.5 inches by 31.5 inches, allowing for fill depth, seaming, and a 4-inch hem. If the fabric is preshrunk, one yard of 45-inch-wide fabric should be enough to make one standard case.
What is the burrito method in sewing?
To begin, sew the bodice and lining right sides together at the shoulder seams, press the shoulder seams open, then place the outer bodice right sides together with the bodice lining, matching up the neckline and shoulder seams, and stitch around the neckline.
How do you make burrito wraps?
What is the best way to wrap a burrito?
- Add a heaping serving spoon of fillings like cooked meats, beans, and Mexican rice to the center of the wrap.
- Add some toppings.
- Fold in the two ends over the filling.
- Fold in the top and bottom to completely close in the fillings.
- Use foil to wrap the burrito tightly.
What is the coolest fabric for pillow cases?
The Top 5 Fabrics for Cooling Pillowcases
- SHEEX Breezy Cooling Pillowcases. OVERVIEW.
- Snuggle-Pedic Zipper Bamboo Pillow Cover. OVERVIEW.
- WonderHome Cooling Tencel Bamboo Rayon, Silky -Soft Satin Pillowcase. OVERVIEW.
- Great Bay Home Extra Soft Heather Jersey Knit (T-Shirt) Pillowcases. OVERVIEW.
- WonderHome Cooling Tencel Bamboo Rayon, Silky
How much bigger should a pillowcase be than the pillow?
If you’re buying a ready-made pillowcase, choose one that’s 1/2 to 1 inch longer than the pillow length and 2 1/2 to 4 inches wider than the pillow width.
How do we fold the fabric when cutting?
Fold your fabric in half lengthwise so the two selvages meet; there should be no wrinkles in the fabric. Keep in mind that your fabric may not have been cut straight, so the tops may not meet perfectly.
How much fabric do I need to make 2 pillowcases?
To make two pillowcases, you’ll need: 2 yards (1.9 meters) of fabric for standard pillowcases; 2 yards (1.9 meters) of fabric for king pillowcases; 2 yards (1.9 meters)
How do you make a pillowcase by hand?
How To Hand Sew A Pillow Case Step-by-Step
- Step 1: Choose Fabric. The best part is picking out the fabric.
- Step 2: Cut Fabric.
- Step 3: Fold Fabric.
- Step 4: Pin (Font and Back) sides Together.
- Step 5: Sew.
- Step 6: Cut off the thread.
- Step 7: Insert Pillow.
How do you keep a pillow in a pillowcase?
Apply Velcro to the inner side of the flap first, then to the case itself at the point where the flat and the pillow meet, either with glue or by sewing; the pieces should be able to meet when the flap is folded. Finally, insert the pillow and secure the flap with Velcro.