Bolster cushions are super easy to make. A bolster nestled
by your sofas armrest adds a decorative touch and extra comfort. For more
interest add piping to the seams in step 3.
50” ribbon 14” square cushion insert
1.Cut one 13 x 19 in rectangle, cut two 3 x 19 in
2.Zigzag 19 in side on all pieces.
stitch the narrow rectangles on either side of the wider rectangles. Seam allowance
is ½ in. Remove pins as you stitch.Zig
zag edges. You should now have a 19 in square.
4.Open and press seams flat. Zig zag all edges.
5.Fold the square in half right sides together
with the narrow rectangles on the ends. Making sure the seams meet.
stitch 1 in in from the edge to form a tube.
7.Open and iron the seam flat
8.To make the casing turn the edge over twice ½ in
each time. Iron to keep in place and stitch around the circumference. If your machine has a removable
extension piece remove it while stitching the casing. It makes it so much easier.
9.To thread the ribbon through the casing channel
pin one end of the ribbon to a safety pin and enter through one gap and slowly
work the pin all around and emerge through the other gap. Repeat on the other end.Turn cover right side out.
10.To inset the square cushion roll it up and
slowly pull the cover over the cushion. Once the cushion cover is in place pull
the ribbon to gather the sides and tie a bow.