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Free Pattern to Sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow
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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- Fabric Scraps - small prints or plain white - Use two or three different coordinating fabrics if desired.
- A small scrap for pocket
- Thread to match your fabric How to Choose the Correct Color... Sewing Thread to Match Your Sewing Fabric
- Print out of Tooth Pillow Pattern
- Optional: Lace or eyelet trim or piping to sew in the pillow and pocket edges.(How to Sew Piping in a Seam
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Sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow - Cutting
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- 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 the 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
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- 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... 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
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- 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
- 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.