To make a bolster pillow, prepare the material pieces, sew the main piece into a tube, attach the end pieces to the tube, thread the ribbon through the end pieces, put the pillow in the case, and close the case by tying the ribbon on both ends. This process takes about an hour and requires 1 yard of fabric, scissors, a sewing machine, two ribbons and a filler pillow.
- Prepare the material pieces
Cut the main piece of the fabric according to the length and width of your filler pillow, adding 1/4 inch on each side for seams. Hem the main piece on all sides. Cut two end pieces large enough to cover the ends of the filler pillow, adding 1/4 inch extra on three sides and 1 inch extra on one side. Hem the end pieces on all sides, allowing for a larger seem on one end of each piece.
- Sew the pieces of material
Fold the main piece of the fabric in half lengthwise. The decorative side of the fabric should be on the inside of the fold. Sew the ends together with a 1/4-inch hem. Sew each of the end pieces to the main piece.
- Finish the details
Thread the ribbons through the end pieces. Stuff the filler pillow into the case. Close the case by tying the ribbons on each end.