Over the weekend, I dug out the sewing machine. The funny thing is that I often get asked about ‘fixing’ things using my sewing machine, and the only time that I ever do get out the machine is if someone else asks me to do something for them. I’m not the world’s best at sewing, nor am I very fast at it. To be honest, it is my least favorite “crafty” thing to do, but if I have to I can do it. The result is that when the machine is out (about once every 6-8 months) I go through and “binge sew” on it – to repair everything that needs reparing, make what needs making, and then call it good. I then pack up the machine and it doesn’t see the light of day for another 6-8 months.
Yesterday, I told you what got me started on my “sewing” binge – the need to repair four bibs. The thing is that while I was at it, I remembered that I had promised my niece and my cousin’s daughter that I would make them tooth fairy pillows. A tooth fairy pillow is a little tiny pillow with a pocket. As a child begins losing their baby teeth, they put them into the pillow where the tooth fairy can easily take them (without getting squished by the sleeping child) and leave a little gift in return.
After making the bibs, I had some leftover cotton fabric, and thought this would be fun to use for the kids. I cut some small 4 x 4 inch squares and on one piece of fabric, sewed a little pocket. From there, I pinned the right sides of the pillow together, along with the ribbon to use to hang from the door.
I sewed the right sides together, trimmed the excess fabric,
and then turned the pillows inside out.
Making a french seam, I now sewed around the pillow again – making sure to hide the previous stitch and avoid catching the “door loop” in the stitches.
Having left a small opening for the “stuffing”, I turned the now stitched pillow right side out and then filled it with stuffing from old bed pillows – just enough to make it poofy. Now, I stitched up the hole in the bottom.
Viola! A little Tooth fairy pillow is complete!