This DIY yoga bolster is a must if you’re a true yogi! I used it so much in prenatal yoga and it was also nice in yin! Don’t use the studio’s!
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.
What is a yoga bolster?
A yoga bolster is a large, heavy pillow. It is large enough to rest your full back on.
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 $5 each!)
- Polyfill – Another product people often use for yoga bolsters is kapok filler. This is a more expensive option but would be SUPER soft!
I started by cutting two strips 12×36, two strips 6×36, 2 strips 12×6, and 2 strips 2×6.
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.
Sew the largest four strips together along the 36 inch side. You will sew these with the patterned sides facing each other.
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 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 cushion? Me I guess.)
Then you’re done! Now you can go to yoga knowing your bolster is clean and exactly who has used it. If you don’t have old towels or polyform, you can totally use this as yoga bolster cover as well.
What is the purpose of a yoga bolster?
Yoga bolsters are used to add extra support and cushion in certain poses. If you’re pregnant, prenatal yoga utilizes the bolster a ton.
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