Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial
I always enjoy the little things that make childhood magical. My niece just lost her first tooth and I immediately asked if she had a Tooth Fairy Pillow. She did not, so of course I had to make one for her and then I made a few more for the Etsy Shop as well. I also like the how it’s made shows so I thought it would be fun to show you guys how I make the Tooth Fairy Pillows and write a Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial all at the same time. I hope you like it.
2 – 9.5″ x 9.5″ squares of fabric
1 – 4.5″ x 4.5″ square of fabric
basic machine sewing supplies
needle and thread
If you want to add a design on the front you can applique, embroider, or iron on a design.
I embroider my designs, This fairy took 9 colors and I love her. She has a flute to play you to sleep and a pouch on her hip for the tooth and/or money.
Hem the pocket edges to make them smooth. I trim the corners and fold 1/4″ to 1/2″ in on each side and sew around the edges.
Pin the pocket in place on the back side of the pillow. I move the pockets around and test out different spots to find what works best for that particular pillow.
Sew the pocket in place. I like to top stitch a decorative stitch along the edge for decoration and extra security. No one wants their Tooth or goodie falling out the bottom.
Line up the large squares right sides together and stitch around the sides leaving an opening for turning and stuffing. I like to start stitching on the edge of the opening (2″ from the edge for this size pillow) and back-stitch the corners. Starting at the opening for turning allows you to form clean corners and makes it easier to hand stitch the closure later. I like to surge the edges or 3 point zig zag stitch the edges to clean and secure the seams.
Clip the corners and turn right sides out. Carefully push the corners out and shape them.
Stuff the pillow with poly fill to the desired pillow density.Start by filling the corners and shaping them out and then fill the center. If you start in the center the corners my not form well.
Hand stitch the opening closed. I use an invisible stitch also called a ladder stitch.
The ladder stitch is almost invisible except for the tie off. If I used a lighter thread you would not see it at all.
Here is the YouTube Video on how I make a Pillow With a full back pocket.
I love the Sneaky little Fairy on the pink pillow because she looks like she is made of wisps of magic and is tip toeing so as not to wake you while collecting the tooth. The Baroque Fae design is also from Urban Threads
Do you have a favorite Tooth Fairy Memory? Share it in the comments?
If you would like to purchase a Tooth Fairy Pillow go to the H & P Artistry Etsy Shop. Feel free to contact me for custom orders.
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