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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Burrito Pillowcase Tute


Today I'm guest posting over at Fort Worth Fabric Studio {Blog} and I've put together a tute for them showing the Burrito Pillowcase Method.


Fort Worth Studio Fabrics provided me with the fabric for my samples and I chose this gooooorgeous Skopelos collection by Katerina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics available here at Fort Worth Fabric Studio:


If you haven't made Burrito Pillowcases before they're incredibly easy and look really impressive, here's some extra photos I took of my finished pillowcases and some detail shots.


The fabric design folds back inside the cuff for a perfect finish and I show you how to sew French seams so there's no visible raw seams


In my tute you have the option to add a decorative or top stitch to the folded accent though I haven't added one myself in these samples.  


I give quantities for one pillowcase or to make a two pillowcase set alternating the main and cuff fabrics as I have.

 

What a perfect gift.


Regular readers will know already exactly what I did with my left-over scraps - I made a Pencil Case Book Cover; you can read more about it here.  Follow my blog today and you'll be one of the first to have the tute for a pencil case book cover when I release it later this year.  Please be patient though as I'm about to go travelling again for most of October and November so it's likely to be nearer to Christmas when I get around to writing the tute.


If you'd like to make your own Burrito Pillowcases follow this link over to the Fort Worth Fabric Studio {Blog} and if you do make some please share your photos with me on my Facebook page or Instagram using the #madebyChrissieD hashtag or add them to my made by ChrissieD & me Flickr group or you can email them to me and I'll share them on your behalf.



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12 comments:

  1. Chris - thanks so much for sharing your easy-to-follow tutorial over on our FWFS blog! We are thrilled to have you! The pillowcases are gorgeous! :) --Jodie

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    1. Thanks so much for inviting me Jodie and those pillowcases are winging their way across the Atlantic, along with the Pencil Case Notebook as part of my daughter's 21st birthday present - hope she's not reading these comments! - Chris :D

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  2. So beautiful pillowcase and love your fabric combo!

    Have a fun day.

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  3. Great tutorial! I enjoy ordering from FWFS--they have beautiful fabric and great service. Also wanted to mention that I have friends coming to City Quilter this Friday. Not sure if you will be there but they will be on the look out for you! If not have fun on your travels!

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    1. I'll be in Scotland Helen, it's Flicky's 21st weekend and I'm very excited to see her and my middle son, Joe and his partner, Katie are coming too, it'll be a lot of fun. These days I'm only at the store if I'm teaching, I don't work the shop floor anymore but if you're ever coming in you must let me know so I can meet you at last!!! - Chris :D

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  4. I love making these... super easy and very satisfying!! Cute and fast!

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  5. Gotta love pretty pillowcases! Thanks for the tute! it's been a long time since I have done these and kind of forgot about them. I think I may spruce up my linens for the Holiday company!

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  6. Gotta love pretty pillowcases! Thanks for the tute! it's been a long time since I have done these and kind of forgot about them. I think I may spruce up my linens for the Holiday company!

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  7. Lovely pillow cases (I'm pinning the tutorial!)... I bet those Art Gallery fabrics are a dream to lay one's head on! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  8. Gorgeous fabric! I'm off to check out your tutorial now!

    Thanks so much for linking up to And Sew We Craft Together.

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  9. Sadly, I'm finding this to be a wild goose chase in order to locate the actual tutorial. I've clicked on the link that is supposed to take me there, but there's just so much content that I'd need all day just to find it. I really want to be thrilled to give making them a try, but so far I've just been clicking on links in circles.

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    1. Linda, I'm so glad you left me a comment about not being able to find the tute on FWFS's website - if you hadn't I'd never have known and now I've been able to update the links in my post to the actual page of the tute. If you are still interested in seeing the tute here's the direct link "Burrito Pillowcase Tutorial". Thanks again for taking the time to tell me, no-one else had! - Chris :D

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