How To Make A Tooth Fairy Pillow?

If you’re considering how to make a tooth fairy pillow, the process is quite straightforward. This involves creating a small pocket-sized pillow, which can comfortably hold a tooth and money from the tooth fairy. The pillow can also serve as a charming keepsake for many children. In this guide, we’ll walk you through step-by-step instructions on making a tooth fairy pillow that you and your child will love.

Getting the Supplies Ready

Before you start, make sure you have the following items:

  • Fabric (consider a smooth and soft material like cotton or flannel)
  • Pillow stuffing (Polyester fiberfill or similar)
  • Thread (to match the fabric)
  • Needle or sewing machine
  • Ribbon
  • Fabric scissors
  • Straight pins
  • A small piece of felt (to make the pocket)
  • Fabric markers or paint (optional, for decorating)

Choosing the Right Fabric

When choosing your fabric, consider something that is easy to wash, soft to touch, and brings comfort to your child. You can also opt for a fabric that features your child’s favorite color or patterns.

Creating the Pattern and Cutting the Fabric

First, create a paper pattern for your tooth fairy pillow. This doesn’t have to be too big; a 5-inch square or a heart shape about 5 inches in diameter should do just fine.

Place your pattern over the fabric and cut around it. You’ll need two pieces, one for the front and one for the back. Ensure the pieces align perfectly. Then, cut out a smaller piece from the felt; this will serve as the pocket for the tooth and money.

Personalizing Your Tooth Fairy Pillow

You could use fabric markers or paints to add some designs to the pillow at this point. Consider writing your child’s name, drawing some tooth-related images, or any design that will make your child smile. Remember, this step is optional and personal to you and your child’s taste.

Sewing the Pillow

Once your pieces are ready, place the felt pocket on one piece of your fabric. Sew along the edges, leaving the top open. This creates a pocket. Then, take your ribbon and secure it to the top of your pillow. This creates a loop to hang the pillow from a doorknob or bedpost. Afterward, put the two main fabric pieces together with the right sides facing each other. Sew along the edges but leave a small gap to turn it right side out again.

Filling the Pillow

Once your sewing is done, turn the pillow right side out, and then fill it with stuffing until it’s firm but not overstuffed. Make sure it’s comfortable enough for your child to hold but not too soft that it loses its shape.

Finishing Up

Finally, stitch up the gap through which you filled the stuffing. Now, your handmade tooth fairy pillow is ready for its first tooth!

Finishing Thoughts

Creating a tooth fairy pillow is not just an exciting DIY project, but it’s one that creates a heartwarming treasure for your child to hold on to during their tooth losing years. With some basic sewing skills and creativity, you can create a well-structured, adorable, and long-lasting pillow. This custom-made tooth fairy pillow will not only provide comfort but also become a cherished keepsake for years to come. Don’t worry about achieving perfection in your first try; remember, the beauty of handcrafted items lies in their uniqueness. Happy sewing!


  • Dominic Johnson

    Hello! I’m Dominic Johnson, the whimsical wizard behind the world of sleep at With a background in Sleep Psychology and a quirky love for all things dozy and dreamy, I bring a sprinkle of fun to bedtime blues. I've spent my career unraveling the mysteries of the Sandman, turning dense science into cozy bedtime stories. When I'm not buried in research papers or testing the fluffiness of the latest pillows, I'm usually found playing impromptu lullabies on my old guitar for my twin daughters or teaching my labrador, Rocket, new tricks. My approach to sleep is simple: blend science with a touch of magic and a hearty laugh.

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