Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Whatever Wednesday: Tooth Pillow

My oldest son is about to lose his front teeth. I've seen lots of people make little pillows, so I thought that I would make him and my other son one. They are very simple and I just used what I had on hand.

For these pillows, I used Expressions Vinyl t-shirt vinyl. They have some really fun colors!

This is how I made them:
1) I found two images, one of a tooth and the other smiley faces.

2) I didn't want all of the faces, so I used the ungroup button (CTRL+U) and then deleted all but the one. To get the circle off, I had to use the release compound path button (under object). Once I deleted the circle, I used the group button (CTRIL+G).

3) I moved the face to where I wanted and adjusted the tooth. I then cut it out of my Expressions Vinyl flocked white t-shirt vinyl.

4) Then for the names, I mirrored the images.

5) I put both of the red and sky blue t-shirt vinyl onto the mat and cut it with usually settings for heat transfer paper.

6) I took off the excess paper and then ironed the words onto a sheet of felt. I ironed it for about 45 seconds.

7) I did the same thing for the pocket.

8) I then sewed some ribbon onto the three sides of the pocket.

9) I pinned and sewed the pocket onto the felt.

10) I folded the felt in half and sewed three sides together

11) I then added some stuffing and then sewed the last side shut.

And now my boys have little tooth pillows.



Emily said...

really great! My son is only just turning three, but something like this is TOTALLY on my list of things to make someday! Another great version.

Amanda said...

These are adorable! Like Emily, hopefully I have a few years to go before I need these for my boys, doesn't stop me wanting to make some though!

Sewandthecity said...

Oh, how sweet! But, I am missing something. This machine which looks like a printer features in a second post...I guess I have missed the explanation somewhere but it seems like a nice gadget to have...for it looks like it is not a printer but the letter cutter. Great!

Ty and Whitty said...

Thank you so much for linking this up to mine and Lindsays Party Show and Share! This is so so cute I have to make them when my kiddo gets older.

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

Tanya Anurag said...

The pillows are adorable. The tooth fairy must be really pleasured to see such cute pillows :D