Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tooth Fairy Castle Pillow with Drawbridge Tooth Pocket

Original unfinished pillow.
At Sew, Mama, Sew!  it was February pillow month , and I had great expectations to create a pillow or two and enter their contest, but that did not happened.  However, I did create a bolster pillow made out my daughter's outgrown pajama pants.

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.


  1. What a great, great idea! I like the draw bridge too, what a wonderful touch!

  2. that is really awesome i saw ur tut from sew mamma sew! thank you :)

  3. Gosh, that is just adorable! Thanks for sharing the instructions- my daughter doesn't have any teeth yet (at 1 year old!), but I am assuming she will (?) and will love making one of these for her!

  4. Ohmygood! How much do I love it that you cheated and glued the windows on!! What kind of glue did you use?

    And the draw bridge is really inventive. I made a little tin, all decked out with paper and flowers to hold my daughter's teeth. But she still has baby teeth to lose (not many, but like you said, Better late than never!) So I will have to get to work on this one. At least I could make one for my little one!

  5. Oh this is Wicked! We had a ceramic fairy in our house, with a tulle pouch, and a glow in the dark wand. But since my friend bought me some castle fabric, I'm making a quilt for my son with castles and crowns on it. I have lots left that could be used for this kind of pillow! A drawbridge, now that's the shizzle!