Hello! It's Karin here today with a Sizzix tutorial on how to make a cute little monster tooth fairy pillow. We've hit the age in our house where teeth are starting to fall out (the kids, not the adults), so when I saw this crazy cute Monster Bigz die I knew I wanted to use it for this purpose. The heart on the pocket is die cut using the new Tim Holtz Heartfelt Bigz die.
Collect a variety of colorful fabric scraps and fuse them to Pellon 805 Wonder-Under according to manufacturer's instructions. Make the Sizzix sandwich — cutting pad, die with blades facing up, fabric fused with Wonder-Under, cutting pad — and, using the Fabi, die cut as many shapes as are necessary for your monster.
Cut two pieces of background fabric, 8" wide x 9" high each. Also cut two pieces of Pellon Fusible Fleece to the same size. Fuse each background piece to a piece of Fusible Fleece. Cut a square of fabric for the pocket 2 1/2" wide x 2 3/4" high. Remove the paper backing from the heart and fuse to the center of the pocket, leaving enough room to turn the edges of the rectangle under 1/8" inch. Do not fuse the monster or sew the pocket onto the pillow front yet!
Appliqué the heart on the pocket and then fold and iron the edges of the rectangle under 1/8". Stitch along the top edge of the pocket on the sewing machine and then set it aside.
Straight line quilt the front and back pieces of the pillow. Remove the paper backing from all of the monster pieces and fuse. Appliqué all the edges of the monster, including the pupil.
Figure out where you'd like the pocket to be — I put it just on the top of the monster's hand — and stitch the sides and bottom of the pocket to the pillow front. Be sure to leave the top open so teeth and money can be inserted! Right sides facing, sew around the perimeter of the pillow with 1/4" seam allowance, leaving roughly four inches open on the bottom to turn, press and stuff. Hand stitch the opening closed and it's all done.
There are many different combinations of monsters that can be made with this die, so have fun!
Other Supplies Used:
- Assortment of colorful fabric scraps
- Pellon 805 Wonder-Under
- Pellon Fusible Fleece
- Wad of stuffing