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Tooth Fairy pillow

Tooth fairy pillow tutorial

Tooth Fairy Pillows make great birthday presents for girls as well as boys.

Materials

You will need 4 different fabrics, some ribbon and a piece of white felt and some filling.

Cut:

9 inch square for the back
3 1/2 inch x 9 inch rectangle for the front and top
6 inch x 9 inch rectangle for the front bottom
9 inch piece of ribbon and some more for the hook and bow
3 inch square for the pocket

Method

Stitch both rectangles to form the front and iron to one side.

Stitch the ribbon directly to hide the seam.

Make a bow with a piece of ribbon and stitch in place.

Cut pocket, hem it around all sides and stitch very close to the edge.

Draw a tooth on the white piece of felt and cut. Stitch to the pocket.

Stitch pocket to the cushion on an angle.

Cut an 8 inch ribbon, fold in half and attach it to the top of the front top rectangle. This will serve as a hook to hang the cushion on the door handle.

Place both back and front rectangles right side together and stitch all around leaving an opening on the bottom part to insert the filling.

Turn inside out clipping corners of excess fabric first.

Fill cushion and close opening by hand when finished.

Hang on door. I added a bought store organza bag inside the pocket to collect the tooth more easily.

Other Tooth fairy pillows

You can experiment with different ornaments using beads,  sequins, felt die cuts, and the like.

Tooth Fairy cushion

Tooth Fairy pillow

Tooth Fairy pillow

Tooth Fairy pillow

A variation of the tooth fairy pillow in a heart shape.

Felt bookmarks for party bags

Add one of these to your party bags.

Approximately 13.5cm height (5.31′) by 4.5cm width (1.77′).

Flower pincushion

Based on pattern and instructions by Anna Maria Horner, Better Homes and Gardens website.

The pincushion is quite a lot larger than I expected.

Bunting tutorial

I used 5 fat quarters in assorted blue and pink colours, one sided fusible interface and 2 sided fusible paper for the letters, and 3 metres of blue ribbon.
Seam allowances are 1/4′.

You can use the bunting templates (pdf) I used or draw your own.

Cut as many triangles of you need, two per flag of fabric and one per flag of fusible interface.

The letters should be traced as if seen from the back so when they are fused they display the right way.

Cut the letters, if you’ll be using any and fuse them to the right side of the fabric.

Iron the fusible interface to the wrong side of each flag and fuse a letter in place.

Applique the letters at this stage. Stabiliser is not necessary.

Place both sides of each flag right sides together and stitch with a 1/4′ seam. Snip the corner so it’s crisp when turned inside out.

Turn inside out and iron. Top stich 1/4′ from the edge.

Measure the distance between flags and pin flags in place.

Stitch to the ribbon.

Voila.

And another example.

Headband in 15 minutes or less

Fabric

  • 1  15in x 5in rectangle and
  • 2  8in x 4.5in rectangles
  • 7 in elastic band 1/5 in wide

Method
Cut 15x 5 inches ectangle, fold with right sides together and stitch with a 1/4′ seam allowance.

Turn inside out and iron with seam in the middle and the edges turned inside.

Cut second rectangle and fold in half. Then cut the corner off one side like in the picture.

Snip the pointy edge and make a cut in the corner so that the angles are neatly ironed. Turn inside out and iron.

You’re now ready to put everything together.

Slide elastic band in one side together with one of the side bits like in the picture. Pin in place.

Do the same on the other side.

I made a little fold on each side so that the headband wraps better around the head. This is particularly important with wider headbands.

Fold is more visible in this photo. Stitch in place.

Tie the sides to match the head size.

Done!

Simple headband without the sides

This headband is slightly wider at 6 1/2′ wide.

Patchwork headband

I still have leftovers from my celtic string quilt so I thought I’d make a headband out of it.

Same method as above, but without the flaps.

You can adjust the width to your liking. Only make sure that you make folds on the sides for wider headbands.

And a couple more – I seem not to be able to stop making headbands!

The finished headbands.

One with quilted flower.

Reversible headband made with Heather Bailey fabrics.