Tooth Fairy Pillow Craft

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

What You'll Need


  • 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
  • Tooth Template


  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.

Related Articles