We had periodically been checking her teeth for any loose ones (every time my son lost one.) So I know this one came loose very quickly and then fell out within a weeks time. (I remember when my son lost his first tooth, it seems like it was loose for months before it finally came out- while he was biting to separate a Lego, of course...)
I knew I better get to work making her a Tooth Fairy Pillow so it would be ready when she lost her tooth!
This pillow is so easy! You don't even need a sewing machine. The materials used and the fact it is such a small project, it can be hand sewn in a jiffy. I can attest to this because my sewing machine broke right after I stitched the words on the front- so the only thing machine sewn, is her name and the pocket.
I absolutely love how the lettering came out. I originally planned on hand embroidering, but at the last minute decided to use my new embroidery/free motion foot (plus I couldn't find my light pink embroidery thread.) I practiced her name a couple of times first, but this technique is really easy. (I have a quick little quilting project in mind and I can't wait to try out the free motion quilting technique on it.)
See how I made the pillow after the jump:
If you want to make a tooth pillow for your little one, you have tons of options. I used felt to make this pillow. It is a great choice for this type of project. Craft stores sell many different colors of felt in 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheets for around 99 cents. The great thing about felt is that it doesn't fray, so there's no need to finish the edges!
You can make any shape you want: heart, rectangle, square, monster or even tooth shaped. The instructions will be the same.
If you want to add your child's name to the front, you could free motion the name like I did with a free motion foot, hand or machine embroider, stencil, paint or even use a Sharpie. It's up to you!
Here is how I made the pillow:
- Needle and thread or sewing machine
- Optional materials to add the name
I only have one recommendation if you are hand sewing your pillow. You could cut the strap either 5/8 inch wide and not fold it in half or cut it 1 1/4 inch wide stitch along the side but not flip it inside out- just leave the stitches showing.
That's all there is to the pillow!
Now, I am starting to get quite a little collection of teeth. Other than the 1st tooth lost, what does everyone do with the teeth? Do you just throw them away?
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