So, today I’m making pillowcases.
I’m going to use the Burrito Method to assemble them.
Here’s what you need:
- Main Fabric: 1 yard.
- Cuff Fabric: 1/3 yard.
Trim Fabric: 1/4 yard. Note: This is totally optional.
Size 90/14 or 100/16 Heavy Duty Needles
Step 1: Find the Grain
Visit my tutorial on how to find the grain. It is important for your fabric to be squarely on the grain or you will have a twisted pillowcase. Ask me how I know this.
Step 2: Cut Out Fabric Pieces
From Main Fabric, cut 1 piece that is 27” x 40”
From Coordinating Fabric, cut 1 piece that is 9” X 40”
From Trim Fabric, cut 1 piece that is 2” X 40”
Step 4: Assembling the Pieces
Lay the Cuff out flat with the right side facing up.
Fun Idea: Embroider or applique a name on the cuff before assembling the pillowcase.
See how the Cuff wraps over the Pillowcase Body, like a burrito.
Pin through all layers of fabric.
Step 6: Side and Bottom Seams
Be sure that the Cuff/Trim seam is even. I actually sewed this first, then went back and did the rest.
Clip the corner where the side and bottom seam meet. This will help with the bulk when you turn the pillowcase.
Now, the Pillowcase is facing right sides together. Pin the side and bottom seams.
Stitch the side and bottom seams using a 1/2” seam allowance.
Step 7: Finishing the Pillowcase
Turn the Pillowcase right side out and press the seams flat.
Voila! Finished size 30″ x 19″.