Tooth fairy pillow – tutorial

Logan, my youngest nephew, has just lost his first tooth. The excitement!

As all major occasions should be celebrated in stitched form, I thought I’d make him a Tooth Fairy pillow to hang on his door. Logan likes to write letters, and so does our local Tooth Fairy, so it has a back pocket for these, and a little front pocket for the tooth and gift.

Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

If you’d like to make one, you will need –

Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

  • Front and back pieces – 17cm square
  • Large back pocket – 20cm x 18cm
  • Small front pocket – 12cm x 8cm
  • Ribbon
  • White felt and black embroidery thread for tooth applique (optional)
  • Interfacing for pockets
  • Stuffing

1. Applique a tooth, initial or embroider a name onto the front pocket.

2. Fold both pockets in half (you can insert some interfacing if you like) and stitch across the top.

3. Zig zag the front pocket to the front piece.

Tooth fairy tutorial

4. Stitch the ribbon to the right side of the back piece.

5. With the back piece right side up, place the back pocket on top, making sure it is straight.


6. Pin the front piece, right side down, on top.  The ribbon should be tucked inside.

Tooth fairy pillow tutorial

7. Stitch around the edge, leaving a gap for turning.  I like to use a ruler at this point to make sure my stitching is square – it’s easy to redo a line at this stage, you don’t need to unpick.

8. Trim, turn right side out, stuff and sew up the gap.

9. Hang on the door, insert tooth and letter, and wait for the Tooth Fairy to come!

Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial   Tooth fairy pillow tutorial


You are very welcome to use this tutorial for personal use and/or to make pillows to sell.  If you’d like to sell them online, I would appreciate an acknowledgement and link to either my Etsy or Folksy shops (links on the right).  Thank you!


4 thoughts on “Tooth fairy pillow – tutorial

  1. Love it!!!! Especially like that it goes on the door as our tooth fairy doesn’t like going under pilows!
    Jo (Logan’s mummy)

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