# 3 Ways to Make Bolsters

You can add a touch of decor to the living room furniture or decorate the guest room with a bolster – a cylindrical pillow that is often used as a backrest. You can even hug the bolster while sleeping. Once you've learned to make your own bolsters, you can sew them in the afternoon and enjoy the new decorations on your bed at night. You can use a polyester lining for a softer bolster or an old towel for a denser bolster.

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### Method 1 of 3: Forming the Roll Edge

#### Step 1. Fold the fabric in half, right sides facing each other

Place the paint can on top of the fabric, close to the bottom edge. Mark the circumference of the can with a cloth marker.

• Cut two layers of fabric around the marked circle line. These two fabrics will be used as the sides of the bolster ends.

#### Step 2. Sew a long stitch around each circle

Leave a distance of 0.5 inches or 1.27 cm from the edge of the circle. Make a long stitch around each circle of fabric. Leave a distance of 1.27 cm between the seam and the edge of the fabric. This seam will connect the bolster tube with the end..

### Make the cut toward the previously created stitch line, but not past it. The cut edge of this fabric will make it easier for you when sewing to join the loop end and the bolster body

#### Step 4. Determine the circumference of a circle by measuring its diameter

The trick is to multiply the diameter of the circle by 3.14. You will need this calculation to determine how much fabric to use as the body of the bolster.

### Method 2 of 3: Forming the Roll Body

#### Step 1. Cut the fabric into a rectangle

The size used is the circumference of the circle plus 2.54 cm as a seam and the length of the cloth is 60 cm.

#### Step 2. Fold the fabric in half, right sides facing each other

Glue the two 60 cm long edges of the fabric together.

• Sew the edge of the roll 60 cm long to form a tube, leaving a distance of 1.27 cm from the edge.

#### Step 3. Glue the edge of one of the circles to one of the edges of the rectangular piece of fabric

The back side should face out.

#### Step 4. Pull the long stitching thread in the previously made loop of fabric to close it together

This way, the circle of fabric will fit the length of the edge of the rectangle. If you don't do this, there will be fabric residue collected at the end of the bolster.

#### Step 5. Start sewing the circle and the edges of the rectangle

Use the long stitch around the circle as a border and make sure it won't be visible when you finish the roll stitch.

• Sew the second loop as well if you're lining it with polyester.

• Don't sew the sides of the second circle all together. Leave about 7.62 cm so you can add the filling.

### Method 3 of 3: Forming the Bolster

#### Step 1. Fold the towel until it reaches a length of 60 cm, if you are using a towel

You can also get bolster fillings that are ready-made in stores and can be used easily. But make sure that it is the right size for what you need.

• Roll up the towel so that it has the same diameter as the bolster.

#### Step 2. Remove the right side of the bolster cover circle

Then, push the towel roll into it. Make sure the towel stays in shape. Otherwise, the rolling surface will be uneven and uncomfortable to use.

#### Step 3. Sew the second circle to the body of the bolster

Make sure that untidy edges are not visible. Remove the right side of the bolster if you are using a liner.

• Fill the bolster with lining and hand sew on the bolster hole to close it.