2. Measure, mark and cut two pieces of the same fabric equal to 4 ⅜-in.-wide x the circumference of the bolster, plus 1" for the gathered end panels.
3. Using the compass, trace two 9"-diam circles on fabric in a contrasting color and cut them out. Or, you may trace around the end of your pillow twice. For piping, measure, mark and cut two strips equal to 1 ½-in.-wide x the circumference of the bolster, plus 1" on the bias (or diagonal) from the contrasting fabric.
4. Iron all pieces and finish raw edges (except piping) with zig-zag, over-lock stitching or .
5. With the right sides facing, stitch together the long edges of the large piece wrong side out with ½" seam. Press seam flat and turn right side out.
6. Fold bias strip fabric right side out lengthwise over cord and pin together. Using a zipper foot, machine sew as close to piping as possible. To join the piping cord to the bolster cover, pin the piping to right side of bolster, aligning all the raw edges on both ends. Overlap the piping fabric (not the cords) on the end by ¼" and fold under top edge. Using zipper foot, baste in place. Remove pins.
7. On each 4 ⅜-in.-wide end piece, fold under both short ends ½" and one long side ¼" then ¾" toward the wrong side of the fabric and press. Topstitch long side closed to form channel for drawstring. Thread drawstring through the channel using a safety pin attached to the drawstring to guide it through. With wrong side out and raw edges of short end aligned, stitch short ends together with ½" seam just short of drawstring channel.
8. Align the raw edges of the drawstring end pieces, wrong sides out, with the raw edges of the bolster sandwiching piping in between. Sew all the pieces together using the zipper foot. (Piping should be on left side of zipper foot when sewing pieces together).
8. Thread beads onto ends of drawstrings and knot ends.
9. Insert the bolster into the cover. Place the two contrasting circular pieces of fabric on each end, pull the end caps over them, then tighten and tie the drawstrings.