No-Sew Bolster Cover (from curtains)
I want to share a quick no-sew, DIY project with you that I promise will measure up to even the most discriminating tastes.
Recently I wrote a post on 5 Unconventional Ways to Use Curtains. If you missed it, click here for an exciting read. In it I promised to share with you how I used a pair of curtains to cover an old bolster I purchased second hand for 5 bucks.
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HOW TO MAKE A NO-SEW BOLSTER COVER
I am now making good on that promise. So with out further delay, here are the items I used:
- 2-4 rubber bands (similar in color to the fabric being used)
- 1 pair of curtains (50"w x 84"L per panel)
- 1 bolster (6" x 30")
Lay both curtains on a flat surface and fold their length in half.
Place the bolster inside the fold of one of the curtains (#1).
- Roll the bolster inside of the curtain
- Stop periodically to make sure the fabric is pulled tightly around the bolster
- Tuck any excess curtain fabric while rolling
Your first rolled curtain, with the bolster inside, should look like this:
- Place the curtain-covered bolster on top of the 2nd curtain.
- Make sure that the grommet holes for curtain #1 are facing the opposite direction as those for curtain #2*
- Repeat the same rolling process in Step 3.
*IMPORTANT: Make sure to leave enough overhang fabric from curtain #2 so that it can be secured with a rubber band.
- You will notice (in the photo on the right), that the fold from curtain #2 will be visible on one end of the bolster.
- Gently gather the loose fold along with the rest of the fabric from curtain #1 into something that resembles a ponytail
- Secure the "ponytail" of fabric with a rubber band.
- Repeat on the other side
Both ends should look like this:
Now simply pull the curtain gently through the rubber band to tighten, and flare out the ends on both sides. Et Voila! Here is the finished product!
Tell me, what do you think about this project? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.