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Tooth Fairy Pocket Cushion ~ how to make your own Tooth Fairy Pocket Cushion with a free tutorial

February 27, 2012

I’ve just made this for my Little Person’s friend’s birthday in a couple of weeks. She will be five, so I thought a sweet little cushion with a Tooth Fairy Pocket on it would be a good idea. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and it was good to be able to try out another new craft: embroidery.

It was very easy to make, although you could always appliqué the stems and leaves of the flowers if you’re not feeling in an embroidery mood.

How To Make Your Tooth Fairy Pocket Cushion

Materials Needed:

Fabric for the front and back of the cushion. I used white for the front and pink gingham for the back (ca. 25cm x 20cm)

Fabric for the pocket. I used pink gingham folded over (ca. 13cm x 10cm unfolded)

Thin wadding for the pocket.

Stuffing for the cushion.

Scraps of fabric & felt for the fairy, flowers and butterfly

Bondaweb for the appliqué and/or Fabric Glue

Emroidery thread

Jewel/Sequin for the wand

How to make your own Tooth Fairy Pocket Cushion

  1. Cut out your fabrics, including the decorations.
  2. Position and secure the fairy onto the pocket.
  3. Position and secure the flower petals and butterfly onto the cushion.
  4. Pencil the words ‘tooth fairy’ on the pocket, and, using your embroidery hoop (if you’re fancy pants enough to have one :D), position the hoop and embroider over the pencil. I used yellow, but it didn’t really show up as much as I’d have liked on the pink gingham.
  5. Repeat, but this time with the cushion front. Embroider the name of the lucky receiver on the top and then embroider the stems and leaves. I used French knots for the middle of one of the flowers.
  6. Embroider the butterfly antennae and use French knots for the ends of them.
  7. Turn the pocket back to front and stitch the three open sides closed, leaving a gap for turning. Trim the corners before turning.
  8. With the pocket wadding in place, turn the pocket, and press it so that the open seams are folded in on themselves.
  9. Pin the pocket in place on the cushion front and top stitch the three closed sides of the pocket (this will also close up the open seam that you left for turning in step 6).
  10. Place the front of the cushion fabric right sides together with the back of the cushion. Stitch closed, leaving a three-inch gap for turning in the middle of one side.
  11. Turn the cushion the right way round and press (with the un-stitched seams closed together).
  12. Stuff the cushion and ‘blind’ close the open seam. Use a ladder stitch: this is where you thread the needle along and inside the fold of one fabric (almost as if it’s going along a tunnel of fabric), stitch across to the other side of the gap, and repeat the process on the other side of the cushion fabric.

Ta Daah! You’re Done. Made By Yours Truly. Sit back and admire your work, with a nice cuppa and a biscuit (and then remember to brush your teeth well).

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2012 00:13

    Very cute! I’m impressed with the embroidery! Might pinch this idea – we’ve got some teeth that are going to fall out here pretty soon…

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    March 30, 2012 21:19

    This is so cute! What a way to add to the magic of the toothfairy and it becomes a wonderful keepsake once they grow older and the magic ebbs. Love this idea!

    • March 30, 2012 21:24

      Thank you! I’ve just finished making a ‘blue’ version with a little toadstool and a hanging spider around the fairy – I’ll add pics before too long.

  3. May 29, 2012 18:58

    That is SO cute! I love to make tooth fairy pillows and adore your idea of adding so many details. Thank you for sharing!


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