Tooth Fairy Pillow Craft

Tuck teeth awaiting pickup by the tooth fairy into this simple-to-sew pillow.

Tooth Fairy Pillow Craft

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, January 2010


  • Card stock

  • Scissors

  • White felt

  • Water-soluble marking pen

  • Embroidery needle

  • Black embroidery floss

  • 1/4 yard soft fabric (Martha used a 100 percent cotton flannel in light blue)

  • Embroidery hoop

  • Pins

  • White thread

  • Sewing machine

  • Loose batting


  1. Print tooth template on card stock and cut out shape.

  2. Trace shape onto white felt with a water-soluble marking pen, and cut shape from felt.

  3. Embroider face onto tooth with black embroidery floss. The eyes are French knots (get the French knot how-to); the mouth is created with a backstitch (get the backstitch how-to).

  4. Cut two pieces of 9-by-9-inch fabric. Hoop one piece of fabric in an embroidery hoop, and pin tooth in center.

  5. Hand-stitch around the edge of the tooth with white thread, leaving the top open so the tooth becomes a pocket.

  6. Remove fabric from hoop and place appliqued side down on other square of fabric. Pin in place. Sew pieces together around edges with a 1/4-inch seam allowance, leaving a 4-inch opening for turning right side out.

  7. Trim corners of seam allowance and turn right side out. Stuff with batting and hand-stitch opening closed.


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