No-Sew Bolster Cover (from curtains)

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")

Step 1

Lay both curtains on a flat surface and fold their length in half.

Step 2

Place the bolster inside the fold of one of the curtains (#1).

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Step 3

  • 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:

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Step 4

  • 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.

*IMPORTANTMake sure to leave enough overhang fabric from curtain #2 so that it can be secured with a rubber band.

 

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Step 5

  • 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:

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 www.JadoreleDecor.com | Learn how to make a no-sew bolster cover from a pair of curtains. | DIY

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!

bolster-wraped-in-old-curtian-final.jpg
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Tell me, what do you think about this project?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.

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