Measure the length,
diameter, and circumference of your bolster pillow or batting roll.
Don’t pull the tape measure too tight as you’re measuring the
circumference, unless you want a very skinny, very firm pillow. (If math
is your idea of fun, of course, it’s technically only necessary to
measure the diameter of the pillow, from which you can then compute the
circumference, since the circumference will equal pi*d.
Or vice versa.)
length = __________
Figure out how much fabric and drawstring you’ll need:
length L =
Leave a bigger hem allowance for the fabric length if you’re using a
fat cord for your drawstring; the 1” provides enough room for a thin
1/8” satin cord.
mark, and cut out your fabric. Cut out two drawstrings.
3 Place the fabric with the inside facing up. Press a ¼” hem, lengthwise, along the top and bottom of your fabric, with an iron. Use a zigzag stitch to sew it in place.