Burrito Roll – An Advanced Sewing Technique

Have you ever wondered how to get that finished look on a sleeveless garment?

It’s pretty simple in theory, but difficult to explain without a video step by step, so we will provide both.

You will have the front and back bodice pieces and front and back facings.  Important:  You are literally trying to fit the entire bodice or dress through the strap, so you must make the strap wide enough to pull the bulk through.  So make sure it’s wide enough and the fabric is not too heavy weight.  Make sure you’ve stitched the shoulder seams all the way to the ends and consider back stitching a few stitches for added strength.

Click Below for the Tutorial


Burrito Method

    • Connect the shoulder seams of the main fabric and lining fabric separately.
    • Press the seams open.
    • Pin down the neckline of the main and lining fabrics right sides together.
    • Sew around the neckline.
    • Clip the seam allowance of the neckline.
    • Under stitch the neckline by sewing the seam allowances to the lining 1/8 inch from the edge.
    • Time to do the burrito method.
    • Lay the bodice flat.
    • Roll our bodice towards the other armhole.
    • Flip the lining under the rolled bodice to meet the main fabric.
    • Connect the lining and main fabric armholes, right sides together. Sew.
    • Clip the sewing allowance to release tension.
    • Pull the bodice out.
    • Do the same for the other arm hole.
    • You can now understitch the armholes.
    • Pin the side seam of the lining with the side seam of the main fabric, right sides together.
    • Stitch each side in one go.
    • Flip it over. Now we have a fully lined bodice using the burrito method.

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