How to Sew a Bedroom Bolster Pillow

Instead of covering your bed with a pile of decorative pillows, try the simple, fuss-free look of a single bolster. This classic pillow is easy to whip up and provides comfy support when working in bed or just curling up with a good book.

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Pin and Sew Ends

Put one end of pillow cover inside out on pillow form (Image 1). Pin piece of circle fabric to cover, making sure all raw edges are facing out and trim is tucked inside (Image 2). Remove cover and repeat on other side. Sew both ends and remove pins. Turn entire cover right-side out and insert pillow form.

Pin and Sew Closed

Fold raw edges of opening inside pillow cover, pinch closed and pin every few inches (Image 1). Use a needle and coordinating thread to whipstitch seam closed. Remove pins and trim any loose threads. Tip: For a washable bolster cover, use a tie, button, zipper or even Velcro closure instead of stitching it closed. Finally, place finished bolster on your bed and step back to admire its classic good looks (Image 2).

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