Adorable Felt Tooth Fairy Pillows Kids Can Sew Themselves
When the kids are old enough to start losing teeth, they’re probably old enough to start learning basic sewing. Help them along with this easy low-sew tooth fairy pillow.
Children are already so excited to lose a tooth, take that enthusiasm up a notch and help them learn a fun DIY skill that is also great for fine motor skills.
- 2 pieces of colorful craft felt
- white felt
- foam batting
- large hand sewing needle
- fabric paint
- fabric glue
- fabric hole punch
Place two sheets of felt together – good sides facing in – that will be used as the front and back of the tooth fairy pillow. Use a ruler to mark off the edges of the rectangle. This will later be fringe.
Using a ruler to mark every half inch on the felt. These will be the stitch holes.
A hole punch that will work on fabric is best for making small holes every half inch where the fabric was marked.
Flip the fabric so that the pen marks are on the inside of the pillow and the holes all line up. Thread a large needle with yarn then encourage your kids to sew the pillow shut using a basic running stitch, older children may be able to master a slightly more complicated back stitch.
Before the pillow is sewn closed stuff with foam batting.
Stitch the hole closed. Make sure the yarn is tied off so the pillow does not spring a leak.
To make the tooth pocket, cut a small tooth-shaped piece of white felt. Use fabric glue or hot glue to attach the tooth pocket to the pillow. DO NOT glue down the top of the tooth so it serves a pocket.
Encourage the kids to embellish their pillow however they would like by adding features to their tooth or using scissors to fringe the edges of the pillow. With a DIY pillow this cute, the tooth fairy is likely to add a little something extra!