Tooth Fairy Pillow Pattern and Directions

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    Free Pattern to Sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow

    Two Variations of the Tooth Fairy Pillow
    Two Variations of the Tooth Fairy Pillow. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This tooth fairy pillow makes a great baby shower gift for a newborn who already seems to have everything a baby could need or as a gift for an older sibling to keep them from feeling left out of all the fun things that seem to be happening for the baby. Add a book about the tooth fairy for added fun!

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    Sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow - Cutting

    Cutting out the Pattern
    Cutting out the Pattern. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Trace or cut out the pocket in the center of the pattern piece.
    • Cut the pocket by placing the pattern piece on a fold of fabric as directed on the pattern piece.
    • Use theĀ fabric grain line on the pattern piece to pin and cut out the tooth pillow pattern on the straight grain of your fabric.
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    Sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow - The Tooth Pocket

    Sew and Place the Pocket
    Sew and Place the Pocket. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Using the cutting fold line, fold the pocket so that the right sides are together.
    • Optional: Add seam trims if desired to the open edges of the pocket.
    • Sew the edges using a 1/4" seam allowance and leaving an opening in the bottom to turn the pocket right sides out.
    • Trim the seam allowances at the corners to eliminate bulk in the corners and allow the pocket to lay flat.
    • Turn the pocket right side out.
    • Push the seams to the edges.
    • Fold under the seam allowance where it was left open for turning...MORE the pillow right side out.
    • Press, keeping the seams at the edges of the pocket.
    • Place pocket on the pillow front using the placement on the pattern piece as a guide, keeping the folded edge of the pocket at the top.
    • Top stitch the pocket in place, stitching close to the edge on the seamed edges of the pocket, leaving the folded edge open.
    • Optional: Decorate the pillow front with embroideries such as facial features or the child's name. Also sew piping, trim or lace to the front edges if desired.
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    Sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow - The Seam

    Sew the edge seams on a tooth shaped tooth fairy pillow
    Sew the Edge Seams. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Place right sides of the cut-out pillow pieces together, matching the edges.
    • Pin in place.
    • Sew the edges using a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving the area noted on the pattern piece open.
    • Clip the seams at the curves so they will lay smoothly when turned.
    • Turn right side out and pushing the seams to the edges.
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    Sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow - Filling the Tooth Shaped Pillow

    Filling the Tooth
    Filling the Tooth. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Stuff the pillow, pushing stuffing into the tooth roots and the crown of the tooth first, then filling the entire pillow until it is the firmness that you desire.
    • Slip stitch the opening shut when you are happy with tooth filling.