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Thread: How to make a pillowcase for a Non-Standard Pillow?

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    How to make a pillowcase for a Non-Standard Pillow?

    Hi, not sure where I should ask this, but.......
    I have some 11 inch by 17 inch pillows (got them from the kids), ad want to make Burrito (only one I have used) Pillowcases for them.

    How do I measure the fabric?

    Thanks for the help.

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    I have some that are 12 x 18.

    If yours are actually that xize, I would cut the main piece 25x19. The contrast strip 1.5 inches (or less), and the cuff 5 inches. I would allow 1/2 inch seam allowances.

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    Thank you. I wasn't sure of the measurements.

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    What is a burrito pillowcase? I have a great pattern for pillowcases that we use for charity pillowcases that has no exposed seams. Cuff seam is hidden and French seams for sides and bottom. If interested PM me.

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    SEnt you a pm. Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by lbc View Post
    What is a burrito pillowcase? I have a great pattern for pillowcases that we use for charity pillowcases that has no exposed seams. Cuff seam is hidden and French seams for sides and bottom. If interested PM me.

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    The burrito pillowcase is the one with faux french seams that is commonly used for charities like www.conkerrcancer.org They are also called sausage rolls. Very easy and fun to make, I cut the body 27" and the cuff 9" which is folded lengthwise to make a 4 1/2 " cuff before sewing. I usually don't put in the little trim piece in as it become very wrinkled after washing.

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    Name:  PILLOWCASE Instructions.jpg
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Size:  83.6 KB Here are the instructions for King size and regular size pillowcases I make/ I also stitch down the insert fabric, then it stays straight and doesn't curl - less ironing after drying.
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    Thank you d., I love to make these pillow cases.
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