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Thursday, March 1

2011 Tutorial Round-up: Tooth Fairy Pillow (November 2011)

(dated November 2011)
written by Pamela Pilon of Bibmababy Online
Appeared in Home Grown, Parenting in the North Magazine (ISSUE 5)

Back in November, I released a tutorial for a Tooth Fairy Pillow, an ideal presentation to swap teeth for cash. You could also alter this pattern to make a Soother Fairy Pillow. Just a little imagination is needed. * Click on the images for a larger view.


Approximately 1 hour


  • Printer to print out the Pillow Pattern Pattern available HERE
  • ½ meter for tooth (quilter’s cotton)
  • 5 inches x 5 inches for pocket (quilter’s cotton)
  • 5 inches of bias tape
  • Batting
  • Fabric pencil
  • Ruler
  • Rotary cutter and mat or scissors
  • Sewing machine, needle and coordinating thread


  • Exterior Print -Cut 2 of the pillow patterns
  • Pocket
    - Cut 1 pocket
    - Cut 1 strip of bias tape, the same width as the pocket


* Unless otherwise noted, all seams are a ¼ inch allowance.

  1. Sew the bias tape to the long edge of the pocket square. Backstitch at both ends.
  2. Cut excess tape.

  3. Fold the short sides under by ½ inch. Press.

  4. Fold the bottom of the Pocket Square under by ½ inch. Press.

  5. Using one of your tooth cutouts, print-side facing up, place your pocket square in the center of the tooth. Pin in place.
  6. Stitch the pocket beginning at the top left corner, going down the edges at inch, and come across the bottom and then finally up the right side. Leave the top unstitched and remember to back stitch at the beginning and the end.

  1. With print sides together, pin in place.
  2. Stitch the raw edges together, leaving a gap open (as noted on the pattern) to allow to turn the pillow inside out and backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitch.


  1. Turn the pillow right side out through the gap you left in step 7.
  2. Using batting, stuff the pillow by tearing small pieces of batting and stuffing into the roots of the tooth first. Packing it in tightly.


  1. Pin the hole closed and stitch using a needle and some thread.

Note: You can also alter this design by folding over a ribbon to create a loop and stitch the raw ends into the hole using your sewing machine and top stitching it closed.

You can find all these tutorials and other great articles in Homegrown, Parenting in the North (FACEBOOK, WEB, ISSUE).

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