Beach Pillow DIY Buoy Pillow

Beach Pillow DIY #4, click to see nautical knots pillow,  navy stripe pillow and painted seastar pillow

Beach Pillow DIY Buoy Pillow

I did a combination of two different bolster pillows to end up with a buoy pillow. A case of the yellows and Sew it Love it.


Supplies needed:

  • (1) 5.5” circle
  • (1) 18″ x 18″ piece
  • (1) 18″ x 6.5″ piece
  • rope


  1. I painted a shell and rope design on with craft paint and then ironed it with a pressing cloth.
  2. Hem the white 18×6.5 piece of fabric 1/4” and another ¼” on each side
  3. Hem ¼” on top
  4. Hem ¾” on top (a finished looking hem)
  5. Fold body, sew 1/4”
  6. Line up seams on white and blue, sew ¼”
  7. Sew white “top” together stopping just before you come to the ¾” seam part
  8. Fold circle in half and mark both ends
  9. Pin circle and sew ¼”
  10. Stuff
  11. Slip rope into ¾” seam slot at the top and tie off

Ta-da! Buoy Pillow!

Check back May 24th for my next beach pillow DIY!

If you don’t already follow my Nautical Nonsense board on Pinterest, you should check it out. Tons of fun ideas to make your coastal cottage ship shape!