What a difference a fabric makes.
Same bolster, different fabric, different trim.
So many fabrics, so many possibilities
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9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
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Over two hours of close-up instruction from an expert
Answers to student questions from instructor Donna Cash and owner of Kim’s Upholstery, Kimberley Chagnon
Discussions with other members in the DIY Group
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In this Bolster Pillow video I will teach you how to make a bolster pillow, add fabric covered buttons and mix multiple fabrics in one project.
In this video, Donna Cash will teach you how to make a bolster pillow with a diagonal seam embellished with a decorative trim. The gathered ends have a fabric covered button. Donna will show you how to easily pull buttons in a foam insert. Learn how Donna keeps the ends of the bolster nice and round when a welt cord has not been added to the seam. Learn a few tips for mixing multiple fabric patterns in one project.
In this video you will learn to:
Make a diagonal seam
Add decorative trim to a pillow
Make gathered ends of a pillow with buttons
Add trim to the pillow
Pull buttons through a foam insert
Mix multiple fabric patterns on a single pillow
Run Time: Approximately 55 minutes
Class Lesson Breakdown
Part 1 – Introduction
Part 2 – Preparing the Foam
Part 3 – Making the Bolster Pattern
Part 4 – Cutting the Fabric
Part 5 – Mixing Fabric Patterns
Part 6 – Joining Face Fabric to Lining
Part 7 – Adding the Trim
Part 8 – Sewing the Bolster and Inserting the Foam
Part 9 – Pleating the Bolster Ends and Adding the Buttons
Tools & Supplies for a Single 18″ X 8″ Bolster Pillow
One foam bolster @ 18” x 8”
One piece Dacron 18” x 25” and two 8” circles (or sized to fit your foam bolster)
Button twine – about 80”
A needle and strong sewing thread
Two lining pieces @ 20 ½” x 27 ½” (one for a pattern and one to line the bolster)
One piece face fabric @ 20 ½” x 27 ½”
One piece of contrast fabric @ 20 ½” x 27 ½”
Two fabric pieces for pillow ends @ 27 ½” x 5”
Two pieces of foam or stiff welt cord at 27”
One yard of decorative trim
Fringe adhesive, iron on bonding tape, or double stick tape
Two buttons @ 1 ½” or larger
Ruler or straightedge
Donna Cash owns and operates Designs by Donna in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Known for her exquisite attention to detail, she brings beauty to the lives of busy homeowners by offering custom window treatments and soft furnishings. Donna also offers online and hands-on education to workroom professionals and others who are interested in expanding their sewing skills or to increase product offerings and profits.
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