DIY Yoga Bolster

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Introduction: DIY Yoga Bolster

About: I am yoga teacher, artist and blogger. My posts revolve around living a healthy life with diy products and essential oils.

A bolster can enhance your yoga practice. I started using one while pregnant. But they can be used at any time.

See my article on LiveNotorious.

Step 1: Materials

  • Cotton Fabric
  • Stuffing - Cotton batting or unused blankets
  • Thread - Color to match fabric
  • Sewing Needle to match fabric type
  • Sewing Machine to make project go faster

Step 2: Cut the Fabric You Need.

Determine what size you want your bolster. I decided on a 30” x 8”. But you could do a smaller size.

Cut 1 piece of your fabric in 31” by 26”.

Cut 2 pieces of fabric in 9” circles. These will be the ends.

Step 3: Pinning the Long Seam

Pin the 30” sides of the fabric together with right sides facing each other.

Sew this straight seam.

Step 4:

Pin one circle onto the end of the 30” cylinder. Right side is facing in, wrong side out. Sew this seam.


Pin the second circle onto the other end, but only sew half way around, leave the other side open to fill with your stuffing.

Turn right side out, so that the seams are all inside.

Step 5: Stuff the Bolster

Roll your stuffing into a log to match the size of your bolster.

Stuff this into the case we just made.

Fold over the seam and sew to close the bolster.

Step 6: Finished!

Now your bolster is ready to be used in your next practice!

See my article on LiveNotorious.

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    5 Discussions

    You could use a pool noodle for a firmer feel. I made a workout roller by stuffing two noodles together. Saved me 25 bucks.

    1 reply

    Hey, nicely done!

    My wife has one of these. Have you found your homemade version here to be firm enough to your liking?

    2 replies

    If I were to make another one, I probably would add some more batting. I used what I had on hand at the time. And to make it even more firm, perhaps a bit of foam to the middle.