Bolster pillow is a type of padded pillow added to benches, window sills, chairs and other hard surfaces to make sitting more comfortable. Box cushions can add color and atmosphere to a room, and they are so easy to make that they are ideal for sewing beginners.
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Measure and cut
Using the tape measure, take the length and width of the surface you want to make the pillow. Lay the fabric on a wide, flat surface. You need three in total, but two pieces, the top and bottom of the pillow, will be identical. To work faster, fold the fabric in the middle before the next step. Using fabric pen and your tape measure, draw a box, with rounded edges if desired, according to the appropriate length and width you measured, add up to half an inch to each measurement for seam allowance. Cut along the lines and you should have two identical square pieces of fabric.
Create the third part. Fold up the fabric, as you will probably need the entire length. Alternatively, you can cut the door to produce a long strip of fabric. Decide how deep / thick you want the pillow to be (eg 5 inches); as plus half inch seam allowance will be your width measure for the third part. If the fabric is not long enough, you can cut two or three strips and sew them together to give the desired length. Straight to the right, begins to put each side of the piece three broken one and two. Be sure to leave a hole large enough for the hand so that you can turn off the pillow right side in and stuff it.
Sewing and stuff
A once attached; sew all the edges together 1/2 inch seam allowance. One side of the pillow should be sealed between piece three and piece two. The other side of the pillow should have a 5- or 6-inch opening between the three-piece and the bit one. Carefully turn the cushion right so that the right side of the fabric is outward. Start filling the pillow with poly-filling filling. Be sure to push the filling into the corners. A stick can help this task. When the pillow is properly filled and you simply cannot fit all the more filling in, it is time to close the pillow up.
Brush up on your hand-stitching. With the seams pressed to the inside, use a back stitch to close the remaining opening in the pad. (If you want to know about backstitches and other sewing techniques, check out the resources below.) Develop your basic box pillow design with buttons, textile color or ribbon. Happy Manufacture!