Get the kids excited for the tooth fairy to come with their very own Tooth Fairy Pillows! Choose from four different simple-to-sew patterns. Pirate, superhero, ballerina, or bear. There’s something for everyone! Each pillow has a tooth shaped pocket to hold your child’s tooth and the tooth fairy gift. Find out below just how easy it is to make your own adorable tooth fairy pillow. Plus, I created a free printable template to help you along the way. Click the link to get access before getting started: FREE Printable: Tooth Fairy Pillow Template.
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One half yard of Fabric
Felt – various colors
Pink Tulle (only needed for ballerina pillow)
Pink Ribbon (only needed for ballerina pillow)
Cut two squares of fabric, roughly 7 inches tall x 7 inches wide.
Lay the two squares of fabric face to face (with the printed pattern side touching).
Using thread that’s the same color as your fabric, sew the two squares together about ½ inch in from the edge of the fabric. (I did this by hand, but you could do this with a sewing machine if you’d prefer).
Be sure to leave about a 1 ½ inch gap in your sewing (this is so you can flip your fabric right-side-out.)
It should look like this once it’s been flipped right-side-out.
Now you can fill your pillow with stuffing.
I let my daughter help with this part and she loved it. And really, her smaller hands made it that much easier to push the stuffing inside!
When your pillow is filled, hand-sew the gap closed.
If you haven’t already, I recommend printing out my free tooth fairy pillow template.
Cut two white teeth shapes out of felt.
(*If you are making the bear pillow, you can skip this step) Place one of the white teeth on top of your printed template. Using your black marker, lightly trace along the smile (this is only to serve as a guide when gluing on the real felt smile).
Cut a very thin piece of black felt. And two small round circles (red, or pink).
Using your hot glue gun, glue the thin strip of black felt and two small circles onto the tooth over your lightly traced line.
Cut two small squares of white felt (about 3/8 inch x 3/8 inch).
Round the edges to turn them into circles. (Alternatively you could use one of the eyes from your template as a guide for cutting out your eyes).
Use a black permanent marker to color in the eyes. Leave a small white circle near the center of the eye.
When you’re finished, set the eyes aside.
From this point forward, I’ll show you how to proceed making each of the four different tooth fairy pillows (Pirate, Superhero, Ballerina, and Bear). If you’d like to skip ahead to the pattern you are making, feel free to do so!
Using your template cut the pirate bandana out of red felt.
And cut the eye patch out of back felt.
Glue the bandana, eye patch, and one eye onto the tooth.