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This DIY yoga bolster is a must if you're a true yogi!

DIY Yoga Bolster

This was such a fun project! I’m so excited to share it with you. Do you do yoga? Well if you don’t, you should start now. Yoga bolsters are used to add extra support and cushion in certain poses. If you’re pregnant, prenatal yoga utilizes the bolster a ton. Sometimes when you go to a studio, the bolsters are pretty well loved, or you don’t know exactly who has used them. It’s so easy to make your own and you know exactly who has used it!

What you need for your yoga bolster
  • 1 yard fabric
  • 4 towels (If you don’t have old towels laying around these are $3.50 each!)
  • Polyfill
  • Thread

I started by cutting two strips 12×36, two strips 6×36, 2 strips 12×6, and 2 strips 2×6.

This DIY yoga bolster is a must if you're a true yogi!

Take the two smallest strips and fold in the 6 inch edge by 1/4 inch and sew it. These will be your handles on the edge.

Sew these strips onto the 12×6 sized strips in the center.

This DIY yoga bolster is a must if you're a true yogi!

This DIY yoga bolster is a must if you're a true yogi!

Sew the largest four strips together along the 36 inch side. You will sew these with the patterned sides facing each other.

This DIY yoga bolster is a must if you're a true yogi!

Sew on one of the 12×6 inch strips the same way. This DIY yoga bolster is a must if you're a true yogi!

The last 12×6 strip I sewed two sides with the patterned side together, then flipped the whole thing right side out.

Then comes the towels. This seems strange, but you’ll love the weight! Towels are my inexpensive alternative to dense filler. Put your towels inside your bolster. I used 4 full sized towels.

Then you’ll put in some polyfill around the edges so it’s not uneven and softer. This DIY yoga bolster is a must if you're a true yogi!

Then you’ll sew the final edges closed. This was the hardest part because I used the sewing machine. (I would have just used needle and thread but I didn’t put my contacts in so I couldn’t thread a needle. Who is too lazy to put contacts in but has enough energy to make a yoga bolster? Me I guess.)

This DIY yoga bolster is a must if you're a true yogi!

Then you’re done! Now you can go to yoga knowing your bolster is clean and exactly who has used it. If you’re interested in yoga bolsters you may also be interested in this super simple meditation cushion I created! Also don’t forget to clean your yoga mat with this DIY yoga mat cleaner.

This DIY yoga bolster is a must if you're a true yogi!

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