Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

on February 21 | in Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 79 Comments

Shannon from pieceLove created this cute and super-easy Tooth Fairy Pillow tutorial for you and the kids in your life. Learn more about Shannon in her introduction here. My own kiddo is a day or so away from losing his first tooth and can’t wait to tuck it away for the Tooth Fairy!

Shannon has included a PDF download with the tooth embroidery pattern and some wee “Tooth Fairy Invoices.” Now you’ll be prepared when the tooth wiggling begins!

1. From one fabric cut (3) 4.5″ x 5″ rectangles, and (1) 6″ x 5″ rectangle. Also cut (1) 2″ x 11″ strip from coordinating fabric.

2. Trace tooth pattern (in PDF file) onto top right-hand corner of one 4.5″ x 5″ square (on right side), positioning tooth .75″ – 1″ away from sides.

3. Make strap by ironing 2″ x 11″ strip in half, lengthwise, to form crease, then open.

Next, iron long edges inward toward crease.

Then iron entire strip in half again.

4. Fold the embroidered rectangle in half, width-wise, wrong sides together. Also fold the 6″ x 5″ rectangle in half, width-wise, wrong sides together. Edge stitch along folds of these two rectangles, and along the open length of the 11″ strip as well.

5. Lay the (folded and edge-stitched) 6″ x 5″ rectangle atop right side of a 4.5″ x 5″ rectangle, lining up bottom raw edges.

6. Now lay the embroidered rectangle on top of the two rectangles from the previous step, tooth side up, and line up top raw edges.

7. Pin through all to hold in place.

8. Now pin the strap to another 4.5″ x 5″ rectangle, positioning edges of strap 5/8″ away from edges of rectangle.

9. Use a small safety pin to temporarily secure strap out of sewing area.

10. Lay front piece (with the two flaps) onto the back piece (with the strap)– Right sides together.

11. Pin together. (Wherein everybody sees that I have an “overpinning” issue.)

11.5. Sew, leaving a 1.5″ opening for turning on lower right side.

12. Trim corners. (Don’t cut into seam.)

13. Turn, remove safety pin and iron flat.

14. Stuff.

15. Close.

And done! Tuck a tooth into this tiny pillow, then hang from a bedpost or knob for easy fairy access. The PDF download contains a tooth embroidery pattern and, oh!…wait for it!…some wee Tooth Fairy Invoices to help ensure the transaction goes down smoothly.

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79 Responses to Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

  1. Kelly P says:

    You’re not alone in your overpinning issues, just so you know. The pillow is darling!

  2. Joy says:

    The tooth invoice is hysterical – what a great idea!

  3. Steph says:

    Love this! Just finished one up for my son tonight using some fabric leftover from his 5 year old shirt I made (pirate fabric and some red with white stars for the handle). SO cute and he loves it! He is 5 so will probably lose his first tooth any time now. We are ready for it!

  4. Joanne says:

    Very cute!

  5. Deb says:

    What little grandchild wouldn’t love that?!

  6. Christine says:

    Cute, cute, cute. What a wonderful idea. And the invoices make it perfect!

  7. Whimsy says:

    This is so adorable!

  8. Tess says:

    This is a great tooth pillow idea! I have a few years until my son starts loosing teeth, but I’d rather have it finished too early than too late, and one hanging up rather than being tucked under his pillow is perfect!

  9. oh my this is the cutest!!!!!!!!!

  10. sharonj says:

    What a great idea for the kids!

  11. nik says:

    I think this would look really cute with your Kumari Garden fabric. Thanks for a great idea!

  12. Wendy D. P. says:

    This is so stinking cute – definitely on my to do list!

  13. Gail says:

    Oh how cute.


  14. Susan C. says:

    Adorable! And I appreciate your over-pinning. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Elizabeth says:

    I love this one- so simple and cute!

  16. Stacy says:

    That is so funny! An “overpinning issue”! I tend to overpin too, especially when I do not want anything to move at all because I do not want to have to rip it out and fix it! Great idea, BTW. I can see a tooth pillow in our future!

  17. Sarah J says:

    this a great idea. thanks for the tutorial.

  18. Beth T says:

    How fun to make something that is sure to become part of a family’s treasure house of memories.

  19. Heidi Anderson says:

    Oh, I love this! I was just thinking about making one and this is perfect!

  20. priti says:

    aw so cute!
    my son is loosing all his baby teeth,perfect project for me!

  21. Tiffany says:

    Very useful tutorial since I have 2 five year olds who are starting to lose teeth.

  22. Anya says:

    Love it! I am going to make this with my daughter who is learning to sew.

  23. Marcia W. says:

    This is a really cute idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

  24. Bridgid says:

    This is a lovely idea, I am sticking in my queue of projects.

  25. Laura W. says:

    Very cute!

  26. Kay says:

    This is adorable. And another great tutorial. Thanks!

  27. Jessica says:

    My favorite part is the tooth detail.

  28. Heather F says:

    So timely. My daughter has her first loose tooth and I’ve been wondering what I’m going to do if she catches me rummaging under her pillow for her tooth!!!

  29. Maris Olsen says:

    Thanks for the darling tutorial – hoping to use it for grnadkids someday before too long! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Maris Oslen

  30. June S says:

    Very adorable!

  31. VickiT says:

    What a cute pillow and the fabric is perfect. Thank you.

  32. susan h says:

    very cute

  33. Tooth invoices – BRILLIANT!

  34. CJ says:

    Sweet pillow. Maybe someday, when I have grandkids. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Stephanie S says:


  36. rose says:

    Cute idea!

  37. Rebecca says:

    Cute idea!

  38. Maya says:

    That is really cute.

  39. krystina says:

    Very sweet

  40. Jennifer says:

    I love this! I had a tooth fairy pillow growing up (who knows where that ended up!?) and I’ve been wanting to do one for each of my girls. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration!

  41. Sarah says:

    My Daughter’s hygienist told her that her first tooth is just barely starting to wiggle- which means it won’t come out for several more months. BUT, she is very eager to tell every human on planet earth about it! I’m sure she’d love to make a pillow like this to get ready!

  42. Jacqueline says:

    No more teeth lost in the sheets. Perfect.

  43. Margaret says:

    This begs the question… what does the Tooth Fairy leave at *your* house?

  44. Robyn says:

    so cute!

  45. Tara says:

    Ahhh! I now know what I’m making my neices for Christmas! Too cute!!

  46. I haven’t been able to post a comment in 2 weeks!
    But I do love this pillow. I think Russ is almost old enought o need one! *Oy!*

  47. Cassandra says:


  48. Fantastic! Most of these that I’ve seen lately have been more boyish (like Monsters). Love that this can be both.

  49. Alex says:

    I was just searching for a tooth pillow tute this morning! Perfect timing.

  50. SewLindaAnn says:

    “Wee tooth fairy invoices” is cracking me up. This is a too cute idea, I totally love it.

  51. Margaret says:

    So sweet!

  52. Ms. Fine says:

    Really cute.

  53. Amy G. says:

    Super cute!

  54. monica says:

    Perfect tutorial! It’s going in my idea book.

  55. Tong says:

    this is way too cute!!

  56. Angela F says:

    So cute! I love tooth fairy pillows!

  57. Sara says:

    What a great tutorial and the invoices are outrageously adorable!

  58. Anya says:

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  59. Jen says:

    That is one cute pillow perfect for kids!

  60. Emily says:

    This is way to cute! I wish I had found this before my girls started loosing their teeth. Maybe I’ll make it for my nephews. ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Very cute! My son is still a little young for a tooth fairy pillow, but I’ll be filing this idea away for later!

  62. Jacque says:

    This is so precious! I wish I’d had this when my kiddos were little…maybe I’ll have a grandkid soon to make it for. Love the tiny invoices! Thanks for sharing!

  63. Tez says:

    wonderful idea!

  64. Lynda says:

    What a great idea! I bet any kid would feel special with this!

  65. patricia says:

    So cute and practical, too! I have three of these I need to make. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  66. craftytammie says:

    love this one, and the invoices! sweet!

  67. Suzanne says:

    Cute! I love the fabric choice which reminds me of primary paper used in school.

  68. Cass says:

    Too cute! My son lost a tooth last night so this would have been perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. linda says:

    This is the cutest! Thanks for sharing!

  70. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    Ohh, I love it! Seriously cute!

  71. Seanna Lea says:

    That is both adorable and some overpinning problem!

  72. Rebmara says:

    Cute pillow!

  73. Valerie says:

    Really sweet. My kids will love it!

  74. vesna says:

    So very lovely!!excellent idea

  75. Vanessa says:

    How sweet!

  76. Helena P says:

    I think I will have to save this one for later, my baby is only just GETTING her first teeth. A great idea for a pillow!

  77. Angel says:

    What a great idea! So much better than, “Stick it in a Ziploc so the Tooth Fairy can find it easier.”
    I need to make one of these STAT!
    Thank you.

  78. Katrina H says:

    So very cute!!!

  79. what a lovely idea! thanks for the tutoral!

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