The tooth fairy reminds us that dreams can come true! Here is something special for the little dreamers in your family. A tooth fairy pillow pattern!
Tooth Fairy Pillow Pattern
When your child loses their first tooth, having a special cushion to tuck the tooth into before going to sleep, adds to the dreamer's expectations of a reward in the morning. What better way to celebrate the story of the tooth fairy, or tooth mouse than with a special little cushion shaped like a tooth.
You can make this cute little cushion and have it ready to accept the donations from the tooth fairy in return for the precious tooth.
Tooth Fairy Pillow Pattern - Supplies
- FABRIC - A scrap of cotton fabric
- MARKERS - Fabric pens or fabric paint for the face. I used Sharpie brand which gave nice results. My tip is to just make sure your drawing is dry before you touch it.
- STUFFING - Stuffing (Polyester stuffing or scraps of fabric cut small)
Downloading the Tooth Fairy Pillow Pattern
Click here to download the pattern. It will open up in a new window. Make sure you measure the test square.
Tooth Fairy Pillow Pattern - Video
Watch this short YouTube video showing you how to make the tooth fairy pillow. It really is very easy. Subscribe for more weekly sewing and craft videos.
Press play below or see the written instructions in the next section.
Tooth Fairy Pillow - Instructions
Step 1 - Cutting
Cut 2 pieces for the main and 1 for the pocket.
Step 2 - Pocket
Hem the edge of the pocket by ¼ inch (6mm) on the wrong side. Put the pocket on top of the front main, both with the right side facing up.
Now you can do the face painting here, but I find it easier to get the position correct by painting at the end. I guess one advantage of painting now is that if you make a mistake, you can just cut a new piece without wasting too much time sewing. Make sure you allow for the pocket going over half the body.
Step 3 - Place the Back
Put the back on the front and pocket with right sides together. This means the pocket is sandwiched between the front and the back.
Step 4 - Stitching
Stitch around the edge with a ¼ inch (6mm) seam, leaving a 1” (2.5cm) gap in one of the sides. Use a small stitch length of 2.0.
If you don't have a sewing machine then you can use a backstitch. This is a strong hand stitch that is perfect for small sewing projects like this one.
Step 5 - Turning
Clip all the curves and turn the pillow the right way out. Give it a good press. Pinking shears are great for clipping small items like this.
Step 6 - Stuffing
Stuff the tooth fairy pillow pattern through the gap in the side and use an invisible ladder stitch to close the gap.
Step 7 - Face
Now it is time to draw or paint the face. I kept my face simple with closed eyes. You might be an expert in faces and have a bit more time.
All finished and ready for the tooth fairy to put some coins in the pocket.
Tooth Fairy Pillow Pattern - In Conclusion
And so to sleep.... perchance to dream.
This is a time to put out a little piece of magic with your tooth fairy cushion and enjoy the fantasy of the tooth fairy with your child.