Sew Your Own Pillowcase Using the Burrito Method

12Projects #8 Pillowcase
Chances are if you've been sewing for any length of time, you've made a pillowcase or two. They are always useful, and an inexpensive and quick way to spruce up your decor. Make one in a holiday theme to add some fun to your guest room or give one to a special young person. Find the perfect fabric to match someone's interests, and you'll have a delightful and personal gift for a friend or hostess. 

Traditionally sewn pillowcases are great, and a perfect first project for beginners. We want to show you how to up your game with the burrito method. This technique is so slick! Once you get the hang of it, you'll be turning out immaculately finished pillowcases as fast as you can choose the fabric.

Our pillowcases are constructed with three fabrics (body, cuff, and trim). Valori's pillowcase pattern has all the cutting instructions and directions for a standard style pillowcase. Use it to get started, then follow our updated instructions for a fantastic finish with no visible edges. Yup, clean lovely seams inside and out. It looks so professional, you'll love it! 

Since this method is easiest understood by watching someone do it, Jackie agreed to show you how it's done...

We put together some holiday themed kits to make it easy for you to spread a bit of holiday spirit. They are all so cute it's hard to choose. 


We also made up kits featuring the Cotton + Steel fabrics featured in our video. 


You can find all the kits here

If you're in the area, stop by the store for a large variety of pillowcase kits. We are always making up new ones, but because we only make a few of most selections, the kits don't all make it up on our website.