Miss G will be 6 in a few weeks and at her last dentist appointment the dentist told us to be on the lookout for loose teeth. Well to say Miss G was freaked out is a bit of an understatement. She did not like the idea of her teeth coming out. We have been really talking up how awesome it is when the tooth fairy comes so I thought I would make her a cute little Tooth Fairy pillow. She loves it. Now you can make your own Tooth Fairy pillow.
- (2) 6″x6″ squares of fabric for pillow front & back
- (1) 4″x4″ square of fabric for tooth pocket
- (2) scraps of fabric for tooth and monogram
- 6″ of ribbon
- Fusible webbing such as Wonder Under
1. Draw your tooth and letter onto your Wonder Under, make sure your letter is backwards so when you fuse it to your fabric it will be the right way. (For the tooth I just did a Google search. For the letter I used Picmonkey.com, one of the edit functions allows you to reverse the text.)
2. Iron your Wonder Under to the back side of your scraps of fabric, then cut them out.
3. Remove the backing from the Wonder Under, fuse your letter to your back pillow piece, fuse your tooth to the pocket. Using either a straight stitch or a zig-zag stitch, sew the letter and the tooth down.
4. Either embroider or use fabric markers to add a face to your tooth.
1. Fold the sides and bottom of pocket piece in 1/4″ and press, fold top down 1/4″ twice and press.
2. Edgestitch the pocket onto the front pillow piece.
2. Pin piping around outside of front piece.
3. Clip corners to ease piping around them. When you get back to your start point, open already pinned piping (the part you trimmed in step 1), and insert your ending piece of piping in it. Sew all the way around piping with 1/4″ seam allowance.
4. Place ribbon at the top of front piece and baste, pin bottom piece to top piece and sew around with 1/2″ seam allowance (use a zipper foot if you have one.) Leave a gap at the bottom to turn and stuff pillow.
1. Clip corner, trim extra ribbon and turn pillow, press well, and then fill with fiberfill.
2. Handstitch opening close, using your preferred method.