First of all, the photos above are the reason I had to make a new tooth fairy pillow for my grandson. Lola their dog thought the bear made a good chew toy, the funny thing is I was there babysitting the boys at the time! I couldn't figure out why there was cotton stuffing all over and then I could hear slobbering, chomping and snorting. It sounded like I was at a mini pig farm. Its weird how she can just take out all the stuffing and completely disfigure a poor helpless tooth fairy bear. The bear now looks like a bad Gumby.
I didn't really want to make another of the same, so I decided to make a monster tooth fairy pillow. I used the scraps I had left over from the bear for the eyes because those are Jackson's favorite colors. He said he likes this tooth pillow better. Maybe he gave the dog the bear???
8 1/2 x 11" Freezer Paper
Filling - or cotton balls
Optional: My Tooth Template
2. Cut out and iron freezer paper onto wool. Cut out body and remove freezer paper. Repeat for a total of 2 body pieces.
3. Cut out eyes from the same paper with exacto knife.
4. Iron eyes on wool, cut out and remove freezer paper.
6. Do the same as #4 for the 3rd layer of eyes.
7. Cut out teeth- I numbered them for placement.
8. Take freezer paper tooth and iron back on the the cut piece of wool and trace with a water soluble marker the eyes and mouth on to wool for placement of your felt pieces. Remove paper when done tracing.
10. Cut out a pocket and glue around all the edges of pocket using fabric tac. Place pocket on back of pillow covering the mouth.
11. Put right sides together and sew using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave around 2" opening along the side for turning. I like to use Wonder Clips (my new favorite gadget) instead of pins, it keeps the pieces together without any bunching.
12. Fill with stuffing and sew up opening. I used cotton balls in a single layer to get a flat looking pillow.
Now it is ready for some teeth. Hopefully no dog teeth will touch this one!