Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

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Easy Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial. (How to make a Tooth Fairy Pillow)  Any little girl would be thrilled to have this DIY Heart-Shaped Tooth Fairy Pillow – and you’ll love how easy it is to make!

tooth fairy pillow tutorial

In my last post, I mentioned that my daughter had lost her first tooth.  I didn’t even realize it was loose until last week when she was at Grandma’s, and they called me to announce that she had a loose tooth!

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 week’s 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!

heart shaped tooth fairy pillow tutorial

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 sewed, are 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.)

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 as I did with a free-motion foot, hand or machine embroider, stencil, paint, use heat transfer vinyl or even use a Sharpie.  It’s up to you!

Easy Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial. (How to make a Tooth Fairy Pillow)

Materials needed:

  • Felt
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
  • scissors
  • Optional materials to add the name

Instructions for the tooth fairy pillow:

Easy Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial. (How to make a Tooth Fairy Pillow)

Easy Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial. (How to make a Tooth Fairy Pillow)

Easy Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial. (How to make a Tooth Fairy Pillow)

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 tooth fairy pillow tutorial!

tooth fairy pillow tutorial

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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  1. Aishah L Mitchell says:

    I love this… Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. Holly Schumann says:

    I made my daughters tooth fairy pockets out of old Jean pockets and ribbon. So cute

  3. Christine says:

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening! 🙂

  4. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime says:

    I pinned this 🙂

  5. Leigh Anne Wilkes says:

    Too cute – almost makes me want to lose a tooth!

  6. What a great project!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  7. This is so cute!

    My daughter is 6 1/2 and hasn't lost a tooth yet. Let's just say she's not so happy about it! I'm definitely going to make her one of these. So stinking cute!

  8. Such a cute idea! My girls are to young to be losing teeth yet, but once they start I have a great project in mind!

  9. Ana Lopes says:

    So lovely!!! Love the color too! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!

  10. Art and Sand says:

    Such a cute idea.

  11. Sewing for Utange says:

    Very sweet – and your daughter looks thrilled with it!

  12. Jessica White says:

    So cute! Thanks for sharing. I pinned it for future reference. No teeth lost in our home yet, but I'm sure it won't be too long.
    Jessica @ ahumblecreation.com

  13. Robin @ Fluster Buster says:

    These are great, my kids have had one since they were little. Now that they have lost all of their baby teeth they are just collecting dust in their Baby Boxes. I am a new follower! I found your link on Flamingo Toes. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @ http://www.FlusterBuster.com.

  14. Our Pinteresting Family says:

    That is just too cute!

  15. Stella Marie says:

    Too funny – I was JUST talking to my husband yesterday how I had a tooth fairy pillow that I hung on my doorknob when I was growing up and how I wanted to make one for our son. It makes it just sounds sooo much easier when making the coin-tooth swap. Love it!!

  16. Diana - FreeStyleMama says:

    Super cute! My daughter has lost 3 teeth and doesn't want to do the tooth fairy thing at all. I told her to ask the tooth fairy to keep her teeth and she wants nothing of it.

  17. Hah, I saw this on Pinterest before I found it in my feed, and at first, I had to scratch my head, because when the pic is little, it looks like "Limbaugh's Tooth". And I was wondering what kind of ultra-conservative family names the TF after Rush??
    Oh, the weird brain circles I was making!

  18. What a cute idea! I love that it's something different and fun for the tooth fairy to find!