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.

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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.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Tools and Materials

  • 2 pieces of colorful craft felt
  • white felt
  • scissors
  • foam batting
  • ruler
  • pen
  • yarn
  • large hand sewing needle
  • fabric paint
  • fabric glue
  • fabric hole punch

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins


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.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins


Using a ruler to mark every half inch on the felt. These will be the stitch holes.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins


A hole punch that will work on fabric is best for making small holes every half inch where the fabric was marked.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins


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.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins


Before the pillow is sewn closed stuff with foam batting.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

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.

Photo by: Jennifer Ramos

Jennifer Ramos


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!

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