Tooth Fairy Pillow Pattern and Directions

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    Free Pattern to Sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow

    Sew a Happy Tooth Fairy Pillow
    Mollie Johanson

    This tooth fairy pillow is easy to sew and makes a great gift for a child with a loose tooth. Our free pattern and instructions make it simple to craft a tooth-shaped cushion in a flash!

    You can make this pillow in anticipation of that first missing tooth, but it's so easy to sew that you could wait until the time comes. And although it has a few tight curves, it's simple enough that kids can practice their sewing and make their own tooth fairy pillow.

    Are you making this for a gift? Add a book about the tooth fairy for added fun!

    Updated by Mollie Johanson

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  • 02 of 08

    Tooth Fairy Pillow Materials

    Tooth Fairy Pillow Supplies
    Mollie Johanson


    • White or printed white on white fabric - two squares, each about 10 inches
    • Fabric for the pocket - about 3-1/2 x 5 inches
    • Stuffing
    • White thread
    • Embroidery floss
    • Optional: Lace or eyelet trim or piping


    • Pins
    • Scissors
    • Sewing machine
    • Pencil
    • Iron
    • Needle


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  • 03 of 08

    Cut the Tooth Pillow Pieces

    Cut the Fabric Pieces for the Pillow
    Mollie Johanson


    Download the JPG Tooth Fairy Pillow template and print it out at 100% on standard paper. Size accuracy isn't vital for this project, but you should try to print as close to full size as possible.


    Place the tooth template on the white fabric with the straight edge on the fold. Pin and cut around the shape or trace and cut out the tooth. Repeat to cut the second tooth. 

    Cut the pocket by placing the pattern piece on a fold of fabric as directed on the pattern piece.

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  • 04 of 08

    Make the Pocket

    Fold and Sew the Pocket
    Mollie Johanson

    Using the cutting fold line, fold the pocket so that the right sides are together.

    Optional: Add a small piece of eyelet or piping to the open edges of the pocket if you'd like.

    Sew the edges using a 1/4" seam allowance and leaving an opening in the bottom to turn the pocket right sides out.

    Trim the seam allowances at the corners to eliminate bulk in the corners and allow the pocket to lay flat. Turn the pocket right side out. Push the seams to the edges.

    Fold under the seam allowance where it was left open for turning the pillow right side out. Press, keeping the seams at the edges of the pocket.

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  • 05 of 08

    Decorate the Pillow Front

    Embroider a Face and Attach the Pocket
    Mollie Johanson

    If you'd like, embroider the face pattern at the top center of the tooth front. Mark the face lightly with a finely sharpened pencil. Use satin stitch for the eyes and back stitch for the mouth, working with 3 strands of embroidery floss.

    Pin the pocket on the pillow front, keeping the folded edge of the pocket at the top.

    Top stitch the pocket in place, stitching close to the edge on the seamed edges of the pocket and leaving the folded edge open.

    Optional: You can also decorate the pillow front by embroidering a name or adding other motifs. If embroidery isn't your thing, use fabric paint for the embellishments.

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  • 06 of 08

    Sew the Tooth Fairy Pillow

    Sew the Pillow Layers and Clip the Curves
    Mollie Johanson

    Place the right sides of the tooth pillow pieces together, matching the edges — pin in place.

    Optional: You can sew piping, eyelet trim, or lace along the seams if desired.

    Sew the edges using a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving about 2-1/2 inches on one side open.

    Clip the seams at the curves so they will lay smoothly when turned.

    Turn the tooth fairy pillow right side out and push the seams to the edges.

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  • 07 of 08

    Fill and Stitch the Tooth Pillow

    Close the Opening With Slip Stitch
    Mollie Johanson

    Stuff the pillow, pushing the stuffing into the tooth roots and the crown of the tooth first, then fill the entire pillow until it is the firmness that you desire.

    For a smooth and even filling, add the stuffing in small pieces.

    Slip stitch the opening shut when you are happy with how full and firm the tooth feels.

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  • 08 of 08

    Finish the Tooth Fairy Pillow

    Finish the Edges With Running Stitch
    Mollie Johanson

    To add an extra touch to the edge of the pillow, top stitch around the tooth shape by hand. Use running stitch and 3 strands of embroidery floss in a coordinating color. 

    Your new pillow is ready for a visit from the tooth fairy! There's no need to hide a tooth under a regular pillow when you have this adorable cushion sitting near a bed.