Hi there & welcome to the May Arts Blog!!! I’ve got a fun little idea for those of you that may have little people about to lose a tooth! A tooth fairy pillow – to hang on their DOOR! What a help this will be for that busy fairy!
Start off with some cute fabric – *warning* this is a very PINK pillow – but could easily be done in boy style too! This was in my stash. Then use some coordinating May Arts ribbon.
I cut 2 strips of 3 rosettes & zig-zag stitched them together – this will be the tooth ‘pocket’.
Next I ran a basting stitch down the sheer ribbon to make it ruffle a bit – I didn’t need to pull on the thread much to get the amount of ruffle I was looking for.
I cut 2 – 6” squares of fabric & pinned the ruffle in 3 layers to the RIGHT side of the fabric. (I will again mention that I ‘wing it’ when I sew, so this part took more thought than it should have!)
I then pinned the rosette ‘pocket’ on the RIGHT side of the fabric – roughly in the middle. I pinned the ric rac to the bottom of the pocket.
I sewed those pieces on and then attached a hanging ribbon. (I also pinned the edges of the ruffle in, so that I didn’t sew them to the seam)
I laid the other piece of fabric on top & stitched the right sides of the fabric together. I left an opening a couple of inches wide to turn it right-side-out.
I had my lovely assistant stuff it with poly-fill.
I then pinned the opening shut & stitched all the way around the top 3 sides.
My lovely assistant assured me that it is ‘Squealing cute’!
Thanks so much for stopping by – Hope you’ve been inspired!
Blog Post By: Jen Shears