I have a friend that I work with that recently asked me an innocent enough question.
"Do you have any fabric scraps I could have to make a tooth fairy bag for my daughter?"
Do I have scraps? pfffffttt. Ahhh, just a few, LOL!
I gave this some thought, asked questions regarding favorite color etc.
It was determined she loves lots of colors and unicorns.
OK, don't worry, I can help you with this.
BUT...you know I could not just let her hand stitch a bag, right?
I researched on the internets (all of them) and found this!
Is this not the cutest tooth fairy pillow ever??
It was machine embroidered and then hand stitched together.
I don't have the ability to machine embroider, so what to do, what to do?
I decided I could try to embroider this by hand.
So I drew up my own pattern and tried. Here is what I came up with.
I did all the stitching by hand, and bought the aqua flower and sewed that onto the unicorn.
I put a string on it too, so it could hang from a dresser or bed post.
I could not be happier with how it turned out!
It was pretty time consuming, but maybe that's because I had no actual pattern and was making it up as I went along, eh?
It took me about 3 hours from start to finish to make, so not casual.
The one in the ETSY shop was about $22 and I feel, with labor and materials, this was a more than fair price for it.
I would have to charge more if I was selling mine for the time alone.
When my friend gave it to her daughter this was her response.
I'm told that she was telling everyone all about her amazing unicorn all weekend long too.
It's certainly nice to know your gifts are so well appreciated!
I scanned in my template for the unicorn that I drew if anyone is interested.
You can find the link to the template here
I traced the pattern on to sparkly felt and cut on my drawn line.
It should be about 3.75"- 4" across when you print it.
I am NO expert on this linking to Google docs, so hopefully you can print it correctly.
If not, email me and I can send it to you via email.
I satin stitched the ears and the horn.
I outlined the horn in gold floss and crossed it over the horn in a zig zag pattern.
I just did some improv lazy daisy flowers and leaves on stems and a few other embroidered flowers. You could add whatever you like.