Tooth Fairy Palace Pillow

November 17, 2013

I am so excited about this recent make that I just had to write a tutorial so you can make your own Tooth Fairy Palace Pillow.

Tooth Fairy Palace Pillow #tutorial


This latest commission started with the inevitable Pinterest Board for toothfairy pillow ideas:) There are so many different ideas, but when I heard that the little girl in question believes that the fairy’s use the teeth to build palaces a palace it had to be.


Start with a sketch of your design, at the size of your finished pillow.


Select your fabric scraps:)


Trace your design to create pattern pieces for roof and door

Trace your design onto base fabric – I used the trick from school days of laying the pencil drawing face down on the fabric and rubbing on the back to produce a trace of pencil on the base fabric.

Cut out pieces, two of each one for the front and one for the back. Apply bond-a-web to adhere to the pieces onto the fabric.


Stitch roof pieces, and draw with stitching the walls and windows

Make the door – Lay right sides together, stitch door shape and turn right side out. Stitch door onto base fabric down each side, leaving the top of the door open to create a pocket or tooth and coins. Hand stitch button on as door handle.


Apply light weight interfacing to the base fabric the size of the finished design, this acts as a very useful guide for stitching the pillow panels together.


Stitch the front and back together, right sides together, leaving the bottom open for turning right side out. Ensure you insert some ribbon if you would like a tie for hanging from a bedpost. Trim fabric at corners, turn right side out. Stuff and slip stitch your opening shut. (A little confessions I ended up having to remove the light weight interfacing in order to turn it right side out, and ended up with slightly less pointed roofs than I had intended!)


 As usual I am popping by Handmade Harbour, and then I might just go and whip up some more palaces:)


PS have you noticed by sliding bar for encouraging sharing blog posts on social media? Great tutorial at UK Craft Blog, thanks Hilary:)

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28 comments so far.

28 responses to “Tooth Fairy Palace Pillow”

  1. Andrea Kay says:

    Vicky, this is a really nice idea, and a good tutorial, thank you.

  2. Wendy says:

    Oh so sweet – such a lovely project! x

  3. knknitnrun4sanity says:

    What a lovely idea – all the more special for the added significance although I am not sure i fancy living in a palace made from teeth!

  4. great idea and tutorial, lucky little girl!

  5. Gorgeous! Love this idea 🙂

  6. Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial. What a lovely idea, a palace made from teeth! You have interpret her idea very well.

  7. Jan says:

    It’s a lovely Palace, a nice keepsake and a pretty thing to have hanging on the bedpost even when the tooth fairy isn’t needed.

    Jan x

  8. aww so cute! a really original design x

  9. Your tooth fairy pillow is SO cute, Vicky. I love it and such an original idea!!!

  10. wow lovely post and thanks for the tutorial- might give it a go!

  11. Trace says:

    What a great idea, something different :D. Seen on Handmade Harbour

  12. Lucy Blossom says:

    What a lovely pillow, I’m sure the little girl will be entranced by it.

    • Amylouise5 says:

      Hope so:) I learn this week the reason why tooth fairies build their palaces out of teeth is so that little people brush their teeth until they sparkle:)

  13. That is so cute and so fun for the tooth fairy! I would even make one just to display because it’s so cute!

  14. Awesome! I would’ve loved this when I was a little wobbly-toothed girl! Inspired!

  15. This is such a sweet tutorial!
    Thank you for sharing at #Pintorials 🙂

  16. This is a super cool idea! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I featured this post on my blog Thanks again!

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