My grandson, Evan, is six years old which means he is now losing his little baby teeth. I found this cute little tooth fairy pillow on Martha’s Stewart’s craft page. I thought what a great idea for him to have a little pillow to call his own. The best part about this little pillow (other than the fact that I was making it for my favorite grandson) was I had all the scraps in my sewing closet to make it for free. I didn’t have to do anything except put in my time and love.
I found the scrap of green first, because I wanted to make the pillow a really bright color. Then I had to do some digging to find the white felt for the toothy.
The process of putting the pillow together went like this:
- Print out the template for the tooth on some card stock, and cut out 1 piece from the felt.
- Cut two pieces of a 9-by-9 inch squares from the fabric you are using.
- Trace the cute little face on the felt.
- Embroider the little face on the felt with black embroidery thread. A french knot was used for the eyes, and the back-stitch for the mouth.
- Then I chose to use an alternate color thread to sew the little toothy, by hand, to the front side of the pillow. I used a back-stitch for this portion also. Remember to leave an opening at the top of the tooth for the tooth fairy!
- Once the tooth is sewn on the pillow, place the two squares for the pillow, right sides together, and stitch with a ¼” seam. Leave an opening at the bottom for turning, and stuffing.
- Turn the pillow right side out, and stuff with batting. I stuffed my fairly firmly so it would hold up for a six-year-old boy.
- Once the pillow is completely stuffed to your satisfaction, sew the opening closed.
- Give the gift of love to your favorite toothless wonder.
- This is a great little project if you are looking for something simple and quick to sew.
Now on a Grandma note; Evan loved his pillow. Although being the boy that he is when I gave it to him he decided to see if it would fly across the room like a boomerang! Boys will be boys. His mother told me she is not quite sure how the mechanics of the pillow will work for the tooth fairy’s sake. We’ll update you on that front when Evan has his next tooth fairy visit.