|Original unfinished pillow.|
Anyways, daily I've checked out Sew, Mama, Sew! to see the pillow creations and tutorials. One day they had a Tooth Fairy pillow up for display. This reminded me of an incomplete Tooth Fairy pillow I made for my daughter years ago. She, maybe, only used it once or twice, but she kept it on her shelf with all her other favorite little things she loves.
So as soon as I saw the tooth fairy pillow on Sew, Mama, Sew! I grabbed my daughter's castle off her self so that I could create a tutorial for the one that I made (about 5 years ago). The first picture of the pillow is the incomplete one. Aside from polyfill inside the castle I never added the back side of the pillow, so this is probably why it's more shelf art (like my daughter has used it) instead of a pillow. Plus I never added the elastic to hold the drawbridge closed (shame on me...I know), but you know how the saying goes... "Better late then never". Eh.... well in this scenario this saying doesn't work, since my daughter no longer has any baby teeth left. Sigh... sniff...
Well with no further delay here for you is a PDF pattern along with some pictures on how I put together this Tooth Fairy Castle Pillow with Drawbridge Tooth Pocket. Finished pillow is based on the PDF pattern, slightly different then the original unfinished pillow.
|Cut out felt pieces from pdf pattern.|
|I started off by sewing the tower to the bottom portion of the castle.|
|Next I started to sew the side triangles to the drawbridge. Small flat side of triangle will be in center of drawbridge.|
|Both side triangles are now sewn onto the inside, front of drawbridge.|
|Next sew other side of triangle to drawbridge, at the same time sewing it to the bottom portion of castle. Sew around top of drawbridge then back down sewing triangle on other side of drawbridge.|
|Sew door, and tower crown onto tower. Sew along one side, and top of tower. Add optional polyfill.|
|Pin remaining sides down to hold in stuffing, and sew remaining sides of castle. Lay back piece of felt on top of castle. Sew the pillow leaving small opening to turn pillow right-side out. Stuff with polyfill and sew opening closed.|
|Add button and string or elastic to hold draw bridge closed. I also cheated and glued the windows on.|
|Voila! You now have a Tooth Fairy Castle pillow with a drawbridge tooth pocket.|