Tooth Fairy Pillow & Free Printable

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Easy Sewing Tutorial & FREE Tooth Fairy Certificate Printable -

When I was a little girl, I’d put my lost tooth into the pocket of my pink Tooth Fairy pillow.  She’d come in the middle of the night and  replace it with a coin.

Even though my older boys are long gone with loosing their baby teeth, I still have a younger one that is popping them out like popcorn!

The Tooth Fairy does different things in all the different homes around.  In fact, it’s a lot different from when my older son Levi was little, compared with my youngest.  (15 years apart!)  Every child is different…at least all my boys are from each other!  My Levi was content with the coin(s) for a lost tooth left in a baggie, placed under his pillow.  My middle son Gatlon was needing some fast cash for something and pulled yanked a (loose) molar with needle nose pliers!  And, my Easton LOVES precious tiny stuffed animals…so the Tooth Fairy brings those instead of cash/coins.

I want to show you how simple it is to sew a Tooth Fairy pillow for your little one or someone you know.  I’ll remind you that I am NOT a professional seamstress…I don’t use patterns.  This is simple for any beginner!  Here is my version, easy step by step tutorial

I chose 2 different patterned fabrics– back and front.  (And the front pocket is made with the same back fabric.)

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You’ll need 1/4 yard of each kind design of fabric.  There will plenty of scraps left.  (Unless you do all in the same fabric, 1/4 yard is just fine for the whole pillow.)  Cut 11″x 9″.  For the tooth pocket, cut a piece of fabric (the same as the back fabric)  4″ x 3″.  And 1 1/2 yards of 1 1/2″-2″ wide ribbon.

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Iron and press the seams of the pocket before sewing.  Fold the seam on all sides about 1/4″.  (I know, I’m obviously not too worried about burning my craft table.)

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Sew the pocket seams on all pressed four sides with a straight stitch.  And a second row of straight stitch on the open part of the pocket, before you start to sew onto the front side of the (front) pillow side.  (see below.)

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Go around and finish sewing the pocket with the rest of the second row of straight stitch.  (My straight pins were done holding it into place and I just pinned them off to the side…as to not confuse you.)

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Cut and divide your wide ribbon in half, one for each side.  Sew ribbon onto the backside of the (front) pillow fabric, starting 2″ from the outer edge.  Then face both fabrics together (looks inside out) and sew 1/4″ all along the edges of the sides, bottom and the 2″ before the ribbon.  Leave the top middle part of the pillow and near the ribbons undone.  Turn pillow inside out…

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Fold over the fabric to form a seam on top of the ribbon to finish sewing together.  Leave between the ribbons undone to stuff.

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I cut out the (front) fabric scrap piece to add more pizazz onto the already sewn on pocket.

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That’s right, pull out the glue gun and glue the “symbol” onto the pocket.  (It is still on after 1 1/2 of use!  Besides, it is tied onto the bed, it’s not a toy pillow…it’s a Tooth Pillow!)

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Start stuffing it with cotton stuffing until it’s filled enough for feel.  I had my Easton help with the whole process…because the Tooth Fairy was coming any day for his first tooth!

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This part does not really need to be fancy.  Hand stitch the area (between the ribbons) after filling with stuffing.

Now you have a special pillow for your little one when they pull out their tooth.  The pocket assures there is no tooth getting lost after going to bed.  And, with the pillow tied in a special spot…also assures it will always be ready for the Tooth Fairy!!

Easy Tooth Fairy Pillow and FREE Printable from the Tooth Fairy!

I made this cute Lost Tooth Certificate from the Tooth Fairy that I’d love to share with you.

If you have (or know of any one that has) a small child loosing their baby teeth…then what a cute little certificate to have the tooth Fairy leave them!  Then there is true proof that she came and did her job!  Also, what a cute keepsake for them to have.  It comes in handy when it’s Show-and-Tell day at school.

Tooth Fairy Certificate Free Printable! -

Downloading this image (for personal use only, please) is super easy!  All you need to do is click on the image above, and RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE.  Then you can open it up in a program like Word or Picasa and RE-SIZE and PRINT!

Please enjoy my friends!

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**This Tooth Fairy Pillow & Free Printable is shared and linked up to party with:  {The DIY Dreamer} & {Happy Hour Projects} & {Aldrberry Hill} & {The Girl Creative} & {A Peek Into My Paradise} & {Will Cook For Smiles} & {Not Just A Housewife} & {Seven Thirty Three} & {Mom’s Crafty Place} & {Mom Endeavors} & {All For The Boys}

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  1. Oh my goodness, Gloria, this is just too cute and that printable is beyond adorable!!! These will be SO cute for my little nephews. I have definitely got learn how to use this sewing machine!!! Pinning and will definitely share on my FB page today, too! Have a happy Wednesday!
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    • You can bet I thought of you (and your new machine) when I was writing this! I think I told you this, but I’ve had mine for (I think) 8 years…and I pretty much just use the straight stitch…and create very simple things. (The Ruffled Curtains were more simple than I thought.) Cindy, you can so do it! Hugs!

  2. Too cute! My little girl just lost her TWO front teeth, in the past month. We could totally use this!
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    • Averie, I bet she looks just adorable! I bet she’ll love a cute girly pillow! (I, myself, would love to make a girly one…but, no frilly things in this home.) When my little one lost his two front teeth last summer…he was so bummed cz he couldn’t eat his favorite summer food– corn on the cob! Don’t you just love this age?! Thanks Averie! (=

  3. This is beyond adorable and totally doable! Thanks!
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  4. Lovely Gloria! Love your tutorial. Its a long time since I have stitched anything. You make it all look simple and doable. Thanks for sharing!
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    • I’m am so happy you noticed that is very doable. Even for beginners…I still think I’m stuck in the beginner stage! Thank you Sonali! You are always so kind!

  5. This is so cute and creative! My nephew prefers coins himself when he lost his baby teeth. He also set aside milk and cookies for the tooth fairy on the nights he’s expecting her (haha too funny! :) ). Batman used to be his favorite but he has since moved on to other cartoon characters (he’s 10). This post reminded me of him (and gave me a chuckle). Thanks Gloria. Love this post! :)
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    • That is too cute about setting out a treat for the Tooth Fairy…adorable!! I love this age! Actually every age…it’s just different stages of entertainment for us, right?! Thank you Anne!! (=

  6. Gloria! You are too cute! I am so gonna use this when my little guy starts losing his teeth, first we have to get them all in though. :) haha
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    • You always make me laugh, Krista! As soon as you put that you’ll have to make this for your lil guy…I immediately thought of his baby teeth need to come in first! You crack me up, girl!

  7. I need one of those! The tooth fairy is here all the time!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!
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  8. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can’t wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!
    Have a terrific week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  9. OMG, I love this!! So cute!
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