Tooth Fairy Palace Pillow

I am so excited about this recent make that I just had to write a tutorial so you can make your own Tooth Fairy Palace Pillow.

Tooth Fairy Palace Pillow #tutorial

 

This latest commission started with the inevitable Pinterest Board for toothfairy pillow ideas:) There are so many different ideas, but when I heard that the little girl in question believes that the fairy’s use the teeth to build palaces a palace it had to be.

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Start with a sketch of your design, at the size of your finished pillow.

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Select your fabric scraps:)

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Trace your design to create pattern pieces for roof and door

Trace your design onto base fabric – I used the trick from school days of laying the pencil drawing face down on the fabric and rubbing on the back to produce a trace of pencil on the base fabric.

Cut out pieces, two of each one for the front and one for the back. Apply bond-a-web to adhere to the pieces onto the fabric.

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Stitch roof pieces, and draw with stitching the walls and windows

Make the door – Lay right sides together, stitch door shape and turn right side out. Stitch door onto base fabric down each side, leaving the top of the door open to create a pocket or tooth and coins. Hand stitch button on as door handle.

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Apply light weight interfacing to the base fabric the size of the finished design, this acts as a very useful guide for stitching the pillow panels together.

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Stitch the front and back together, right sides together, leaving the bottom open for turning right side out. Ensure you insert some ribbon if you would like a tie for hanging from a bedpost. Trim fabric at corners, turn right side out. Stuff and slip stitch your opening shut. (A little confessions I ended up having to remove the light weight interfacing in order to turn it right side out, and ended up with slightly less pointed roofs than I had intended!)

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 As usual I am popping by Handmade Harbour, and then I might just go and whip up some more palaces:)

Vicky

PS have you noticed by sliding bar for encouraging sharing blog posts on social media? Great tutorial at UK Craft Blog, thanks Hilary:)

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28 thoughts on “Tooth Fairy Palace Pillow”

  1. What a lovely idea – all the more special for the added significance although I am not sure i fancy living in a palace made from teeth!

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    • Hope so:) I learn this week the reason why tooth fairies build their palaces out of teeth is so that little people brush their teeth until they sparkle:)

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