For all of you with children, or grandchildren, I absolutely adore this tooth fairy cushion (or as us Americans call them “pillows”) tutorial from Sew Scrumptious Fabrics. So here you have it, learn how to make your own tooth fairy pillow with a pocket easy to follow tooth fairy pillow tutorial.


Super cute tooth fairy cushion with a note to the tooth fairy!

You will need:

2 Fat Quarters of cotton fabric.
(One for the front and pocket and a coordinating fabric for the back).
Stuffing

You can download the tooth fairy cushion pattern for FREE here

How to Make:

Print out the pattern or make your own. You need a square approx 17cm x 17cm and a pocket approx 13cm x 9cm. You can make any size that you like.

Cut one large square from each fabric and one pocket piece from the main fabric

Press down half inch at the top of each large square (towards the back of the fabric) then fold back up. This will help you at a later stage.

Making the pocket:
Fold the pocket in half and pin (Make sure you think about the pattern on the fabric and which bit you want to see on the pocket front). Machine sew down each short edge leaving the long edge open.

Clip the corners

Turn inside out and press flat

Zig zag along the bottom edge to neaten and prevent fraying.

Press over a small amount towards the back of the pocket to make a crease

Place the pocket face down on the back fabric piece of your cushion making sure that when you fold it up again, it will be central. Pin along the zigzaged edge.

Machine sew along the pressed crease you made earlier

Fold pocket back up and pin both sides in place

Machine sew down each side.

Making the Cushion/Pillow:

Pin the fabric squares together (pattern sides facing) and sew down one side along the botton and up the other side leaving the top side open.

Clip the corners.

Turn inside out and press.

Press in the top half inch along the lines you pressed earlier.

Fill with stuffing until a nice shape.

Pin the top edges together. Sew all along the top by machine or by hand if you prefer. This can be a bit fiddly. Try and squish the stuffing towards the bottom while you are doing this.

Print off the tooth fairy poem onto card and pop in the pocket.

Wait for the tooth fairy to arrive!

Check out the YouTube video to see how its done.

Happy Sewing!

Joan Mantini

About Joan Mantini

After several years of being the Facebook page owner at Beginner Sewing, I noticed there was a desperate need to have a single go-to spot for members to be able to find answers to their common questions, get some useful tips & tricks, as well as find reputable places to purchase sewing products online. Taking my role as a trade publication editor by day, and combining it with my knowledge of frequently requested beginner sewing advice, I created www.beginner-sewing.com. An outlet that gives new sewists a free digital magazine geared for entry level sewing as an extra bonus!

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