DIY Velvet Quilted Bolster Pillow Tutorial

DIY Velvet Quilted Bolster Pillow Tutorial

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With all of this time staying at home, we have had ample time to reflect on what out houses look like. Almost everyone is changing something up in their homes, whether it be investing in new furniture over fourth of July sales, cleaning up their yards, or trying out some new paint colors.

One space in the house that many times gets neglected is the bedrooms, as not many guests see them, but they are the place you probably spend the most time in your home. Adding luxurious bedding, texture, and color can really brighten your mood and make the space feel like a sanctuary to escape to. By adding a velvet, rust colored bolster pillow to a gray, white, and blue bed really can transform how the space and add some depth.

Creating a bolster pillow case is actually really simple. It requires one piece of fabric and one piece of batting sewn together with a handful of vertical stitches, and then sewn around the edges. If you wish to be able to change it out, adding a zipper makes it extra functional. It's definitely an extra pillow strictly for decoration, but it really makes a difference! Follow the instructions below to make your own bolster pillow case. 


  • 1 yard Rust velvet fabric
  • 1 yard Batting
  • 14" x 36" Bolster pillow insert
  • 14" Zipper to match the fabric
  • Thread to match
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins


1-2 hours




  1. Start by cutting out a piece of velvet and a piece of batting 28" x 36" each. Lay them on top of one another.

  2. Measure 3" distances along the 36" side of the fabric and pin stripes along these measurements. Sew along each of the pinned lines to create a quilted effect.

  3. Fold the fabric along the 28" side so the pillow case is 14" x 36". Sew along the edges of the fabric on one short end and the long end about 1/2" from the edge of the fabric.

  4. Attach the zipper by pinning it right side of the zipper to the right side of the fabric about 1" from the edge of the fabric. Sew the zipper down on both sides.

  5. Insert the pillow and close the zipper side.

This Tutorial was created by Julia Bleck of Bunny Baubles Blog

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