How to Build a Yoga Bolster. Part 1

13 Jan

You will need: 2 pieces of fabric, each 30″ square – one for the lining and one for the cover.  2 circles of fabric, about 9 5/8th in diameter.  A dinner plate or pot lid can make good templates, otherwise, you need to use a compass or string and pencil version of circle drawing apparatus.  Make both circles from the cover fabric.

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Cording, string or a self-made drawstring.  The black one in the photo is made from the lining fabric.

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Serge or sew 1/2″ seams on one side of each of the squares so you have two tubes. Each tube will have two open ends.  Be sure these seams are secure as it will take a lot of strain.  Zig zag to finish the seams if you don’t have a serger.

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Quarter the circles by folding in half and marking the quarters.

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Quarter the tubes and pin at the marks.  Finish pinning the circles in place, easing the fabric as needed. Sew/serge/finish.

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Turn under the open ends 1/4″ all the way around, then turn under again 5/8″

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Leave a good gap in the casing and securely finish the beginning and ending of the stitching.

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Insert the ties.

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Now you have two long bags with drawstrings.  Next up – stuffing!

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3 Responses to “How to Build a Yoga Bolster. Part 1”

  1. bgballroom April 20, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    Reblogged this on Little Light Yoga – DIY Iyengar Yoga Props and commented:

    A tutorial for creating your own yoga bolster.

  2. Rhonda September 16, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    When did you sew the long side together? Before or after attaching the circle?

    • bgballroom September 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

      Hi Rhonda – I sew the long side first then put the circle in. That way you can ease the circular piece to get it in evenly.

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