Tooth Fairy Palace Pillow

November 17, 2013

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 comments so far.

28 responses to “Tooth Fairy Palace Pillow”

  1. Andrea Kay says:

    Vicky, this is a really nice idea, and a good tutorial, thank you.

  2. Wendy says:

    Oh so sweet – such a lovely project! x
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  3. knknitnrun4sanity says:

    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!

  4. great idea and tutorial, lucky little girl!
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  5. Gorgeous! Love this idea 🙂
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  6. Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial. What a lovely idea, a palace made from teeth! You have interpret her idea very well.

  7. Jan says:

    It’s a lovely Palace, a nice keepsake and a pretty thing to have hanging on the bedpost even when the tooth fairy isn’t needed.

    Jan x
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  8. Your tooth fairy pillow is SO cute, Vicky. I love it and such an original idea!!!
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  9. wow lovely post and thanks for the tutorial- might give it a go!
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  10. Trace says:

    What a great idea, something different :D. Seen on Handmade Harbour
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  11. Lucy Blossom says:

    What a lovely pillow, I’m sure the little girl will be entranced by it.

    • Amylouise5 says:

      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:)

  12. That is so cute and so fun for the tooth fairy! I would even make one just to display because it’s so cute!
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  13. Awesome! I would’ve loved this when I was a little wobbly-toothed girl! Inspired!

  14. This is such a sweet tutorial!
    Thank you for sharing at #Pintorials 🙂
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  15. This is a super cool idea! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I featured this post on my blog http://www.plushiepatterns.com/tooth-fairy-pillow-palace/ Thanks again!
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