Fabric

Sunbonnet Sue & Overall Sam Tooth Pillows

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 12"x12"

  • Sunbonnet Sue & Overall Sam Tooth Pillows

Materials

  • FOR BOTH:
  • Pillow form, 12”x12”
  • Steam-A-Seam Sticky Back for Appliqué
  • White sewing thread.
  • SUNBONNET SUE TOOTH PILLOW:
  • Cotton fabrics: pink dot (pillow, sleeve), 3/8 yd.; textured pink (pocket), 1/4 yd.; scraps: pink solid (hand); pink print (bonnet); pink stripe (dress); brown (shoe)
  • Pink medium rick rack, 2-1/4 yds.
  • Pink/white check ribbon, 0”, 0” length
  • Bright pink embroidery floss
  • OVERALL SAM TOOTH PILLOW:
  • Cotton fabrics: blue dot (pillow, shirt), 3/8 yd.; textured blue (pocket), 1/4 yd.; scraps: blue check (pockets); blue solid (overalls); brown (shoe)
  • Off-white burlap scrap
  • Blue medium rick rack, 2-1/4 yds.
  • Bright blue embroidery floss

Tools

  • FOR BOTH:
  • Straight pins
  • Iron and pressing board

Pattern - Sunbonnet Sue & Overall Sam Tooth Pillows

  • Note
  • 1. Sew all seams with right sides together, using 1/4" seam allowance, pinning and pressing as needed. Use two strands of floss for all embroidery.
  • Sunbonnet Sue Tooth Pillow
  • 1. Print and cut out patterns. Cut 6-1/2" square from textured pink and pink dot fabric for front of pocket and lining. Adhere Steam-ASeam to wrong side of bonnet, dress, hand, sleeve, and shoe fabrics, and cut out shapes, following manufacturer's instructions. (Note: Cut top of dress, hand and shoe along dashed lines since these edges will be overlapped by adjoining pieces.) Adhere shapes to pocket front, following pattern.
  • 2. Transfer "my tooth pillow" to top of pocket front, following pattern. Blanket stitch around outside edges of appliqué pieces. Stem stitch words, except "i" dot. Make a French knot on "i" dot, wrapping thread around needle three times for knot. Tie ribbon bow, trim ends, and sew to bonnet.
  • 3. Sew rick rack around pocket front, 1/4" from edges, beginning and ending in a corner. Sew pocket front and lining squares together along rick rack stitching, leaving 4" opening at bottom for turning. Trim seam at corners. Turn pocket right side out through opening. Hand sew opening closed.
  • 4. Cut two 12-1/2" squares from pink dot fabric. Pin pocket to center of one square and sew close to side and bottom edges of pocket.
  • 5. Sew pink rick rack around front of 12-1/2" square, 1/4" from edge, beginning and ending in a corner. Sew 12-1/2" squares together along rick rack stitching, leaving 10" opening at bottom for turning. Trim seam at corners. Turn pillow right side out through opening. Insert pillow form. Hand sew opening closed.
  • Overall Sam Tooth Pillow
  • 1. Follow same instructions as for Sue, using Sam pattern and blue materials.