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Most pattern instructions don't explain how to do the Burrito technique.
I learned this excellent technique by taking an Islander Sewing Systems course. They use it with their patterns. It gives you a more finished, professional look when sewing in a shirt yoke! I use it every chance I get!

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  • How to sew . The "Burrito" Technique - Step 1
    Step 1

    When sewing a yoke on a shirt or light-weight jacket, sew the fronts, yoke and back together as usual. Then sew on the yoke lining, but only at the bottom seam.

  • How to sew . The "Burrito" Technique - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lie your shirt down with the yoke lining facing up and roll the bottom pieces (fronts and back) up on to the yoke lining. That roll is your "stuffing".

  • How to sew . The "Burrito" Technique - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then fold the yoke lining over your stuffing, matching the shoulder seams, RIGHT sides together, with the shoulder seams of the other yoke piece underneath. All your shirt is rolled up into your yokes like a Burrito. Pin together the shoulder seams to hold the stuffing inside.

  • How to sew . The "Burrito" Technique - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then sew the shoulder seams together.

  • How to sew . The "Burrito" Technique - Step 5
    Step 5

    After your shoulder seams are sewn together, pull the stuffing out of the end of the Burrito and you will have a neat and tidy yoke - no hidden hand sewing required, no messy seams!

  • How to sew . The "Burrito" Technique - Step 6
    Step 6

    Just press with an iron and add topstitching - if you like!

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