Tooth Fairy Pouches (pattern pieces included)

 

My daughter has been reading a book that has a tooth fairy in it and is so curious about how that all works.  So I jumped all over talking to her about that magical little Tooth Fairy.  Then I told her that we could make a little pouch to put her first lost tooth in (which hasn’t happened yet), to be sure the tooth fairy finds it under her pillow.

 

So I did just that.  Very simply.

 

I tried out two tooth fairy pouch styles to see which one I would like better…….and I like them both. 

So does my 5 year old. 

 

 

Each pouch opens up and has an elastic cord closure.  The inside is perfect for a lost tooth but also as a return place for the tooth fairy to leave coins or a folded bill(s).  (I don’t know, how rich is the tooth fairy these days?!!)

 

 

These pouches are nice and small to fit under a pillow but can also be hung from a bed post

You know, if your child would rather not have a tooth fairy digging under their pillow.

 

 

It just makes the whole “tooth fairy” thing a little more fun.  And magical.

 

 

**And if you and your kiddos aren’t into the whole Tooth Fairy thing, use them as little coin purses.  Or pouches to hold rings or other small nicknacks.  What kid doesn’t like a little pouch for their trinkets?!!

 

 

Would you like to make your own tooth fairy pouch?

 

Supplies needed:

  • Felt, any color (I used polyester felt but wool felt would be a bit more sturdy.  But since this doesn’t get worn or tossed around too much, polyester felt works just fine.)
  • 3 1/2 inch strip of elastic cord
  • button cover
  • scraps of fabric for handle and button cover

 

 

First of all, you can find a free star and tooth template that I sketched out, here.

 

Once you cut out your paper pattern, use it to cut out 2 pieces of felt in the shape that you want.

 

Then cover a button cover with the fabric scrap of your choice.  Attach the button to the front and center of your tooth (or star) shape, with a needle and thread.  (More info about button covers here.)

 

Then cut a strip of fabric to be used for your handle.  The size you cut depends on how long you want the handle to be but I cut mine out to be 2 x 10 inches.  Then I folded it in half lengthwise and then opened it up and folded both edges in towards that center fold and ironed those folds down.  Then I folded it back in half and ironed again.

 

Now, sew that strip closed, right along the two folded edges that met together.  Next, fold each end in half and sew a few stitches to keep it in place.  Do the same to the other end, making sure that fold is going the same way on both ends.

 

Then place those folded ends along the top of the tooth, but on the back side.  (The folds are on the outer edge of the handle.)  Pin in place.

 

Now, fold the elastic cord in half and place the ends along the inside of the back tooth piece.  Stitch in place.  Then place the front tooth piece together with the back tooth piece……with wrong sides together.  Pin in place.

 

Then stitch around the entire tooth, back stitching a few times where the little handle is attached.  And be sure to leave enough of an opening at the top to drop the tooth inside.  Trim any eneven edges if necessary.

 

And that’s it. 

 

Now make another shape.  And make one for a friend. 

 

They’re quick enough to make several all at once.

 

 

 

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28 Responses to “Tooth Fairy Pouches (pattern pieces included)”
  1. 1
    Melissa says:

    The Tooth Fairy at my house leaves a dollar. My daughter was flying by herself to visit my sister in Jersey for a few weeks and she lost a tooth on the plane. It caught my sister by surprise (no cash), so the Tooth Fairy left her $10. We decided that the Tooth Fairy must have accounted for the higher cost of living in Jersey.

  2. 2
    Winter says:

    These are really cute! In our house the tooth fairy leaves a dollar, a quarter and a penny from another country. The first time Ella lost a tooth, we put a penny in for good luck. We didn’t notice it was a Canadian penny but Ella noticed. She was so excited that the tooth fairy had been to Canada the same night. We decided to get online and learn a bit about Canada. We use the penny as a way to learn about other countries and customs. And we always look up the tradition for losing a tooth in the country we’re researching.
    Our oldest son just participated in a scientific conference in Japan so we know which country we will be researching next!

  3. 3

    Hey,,I am facing my wisdom tooth pain these days..huh,,,I like the lovely teethy creation..Is it suitable for me too..?? haha :)
    Lots of Love ~

  4. 4

    I have never posted on your blog before, yet I almost feel like part of your family. ;) Amidst the dozens of emails I read each morning, your new blog updates ALWAYS put a smile on my face. Your ideas inspire me, YOU inspire me! Thank you so much. :)

    While I sew totally by hand and while I primarily use recycled natural fiber materials, I have adapted several of your projects. I also forward the sewing tips to family members whom sew on the machine more than I do.

    So, once again, thank you. On this “day of service” for MLK Day, you are doing an AWEsome community service by creating this blog each day. :)

  5. 5
    Jeanette says:

    At our house the tooth fairy leaves a dollar in the form of a gold coin. She also leaves them a prize, like a new tooth brush, or dental floss or mouth rinse. And sometimes she even leaves sugar free gum.

  6. 6
    Aleta LeBlanc says:

    These are really cute. Unfortunately my 5 1/2 year old has already lost all of her front teeth on top and bottom. We were using a ziplock baggie but I hate buying and using plastics!! If they lose a tooth at school (which is where her very first one came out) the nurse gives them a little tiny tooth shaped container on a necklace. Sadly I was too tired to take the tooth out and instead I grabbed the whole necklace when I put the dollar under the pillow. Maybe a little pouch will make up for it :)

  7. 7
    Brenda J. Moore says:

    Very cute idea and compact. What a great idea. Well done!

  8. 8
    Liz says:

    I just asked this same question on FB because my 5 year old’s tooth is hanging by a thread. According to my very unscientific poll, $1 is the going rate for the tooth fairy. We are going to try and use a gold dollar to make it fun!

  9. 9
    Wanda Lynn says:

    This is such a cute idea!

  10. 10
    Kim says:

    Shoot! I read this about 3 hours too late. My daughter lost her third tooth today, the second time she had one pulled by the dentist. She sure would have loved a cute little pouch to brighten up her painful day. Oh well, there will be many more teeth lost. I better get working on a pouch for the next one. :) I love your blog and hope to some day be able to sew as flawlessly as you.

  11. 11
    Loralie says:

    Love it!
    When my brother and i were little, my parents had a special clown doll with a little pocket in the front. We would put the tooth in the pocket and set him on our bedside table and sometime during the night after everyone was asleep he would go and hide somewhere in the house. The next morning i would have to find him, and magically the tooth would have changed to money!
    Great memories… our poor Tooth Clown got eaten by a monkey years ago (loong story), so i might give this a go!
    Thanks for your inspiring blog :)
    xxx

    • 11.1
      Kristina Noall says:

      I don’t usually reply to other people’s comments, but I have to say, I would love to hear how your tooth clown got eaten by a monkey! :)

  12. 12

    Oh how I wish I would have had this two years ago when my daughter lost her first one! So much cuter than what I made.

    But I made a pillow that hangs on her door. Now this noisy tooth fairy doesn’t have to stress about waking her “sleeps lighter than anything” girl up! (oh, and this tooth fairy pays 50 cents each!)

  13. 13
    Chelsea says:

    What a fun idea! I have a 7 year old daughter that would love these. She has lost a few teeth already and usually just put them in boring zip lock bag. I love you website by the way!

  14. 14
    KimZ says:

    Made three yesterday and it was very simple to do. I skipped the elastic band (mostly b/c I didn’t have any on hand) and plan to add a big shaped heart or star button. Thanks for sharing.

  15. 15
    Momma Guth says:

    What a precious idea! My older kids are 10,13, and 16 so, I have heard the tooth fairy grumbling when she was having a hard time finding the prize under the pillow. Now, we have added another boy to the bunch, and I am excited to make a tooth fairy pouch for him! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  16. 16

    I will remember this! Our first teeth are just growing now and the Tooth Fairy will not come here for a few years. But as soon as she does, some nice pouches will be waiting for her

  17. 17
    Laura says:

    We do a paper dollar at our house too. My daughter was told by a friend at school that if the tooth is really shiny and clean the tooth fairy left a gold dollar instead! We have started that too since it is a good incentive to brush really well! ;) And i made my daughter a triangular (she picked the shape) tooth pillow back when her first tooth was loose. She leaves in on her nightstand for the tooth fairy and I know the fairy appreciates not having to fumble around under the bed pillow looking for the tooth!! :D

  18. 18
    ifIcould says:

    Thanks for sharing such a cute idea and pattern. I made one and my son loves it- I link to your post here http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2012/01/tooth-pouch.html. Thanks!!

    • 18.1
      Anonymous says:

      i was never into the whole tooth fairy thing but my brother and sister were. i remember when my sister lost here tooth and put into her pillow. i guess my brother got jealous so he stole it and put it under his. well, i guess the tooth fairy was smart because he didnt get any money. :( i love your pouch and think its a great idea for little kids!

  19. 19
    Lara says:

    This is what I had wanted, but it’s to late, I made some little bags with a tooth on them, one for each child. Now I’m just waiting for the tooth to come out after two months. She’s going to get a gold dollar when it comes out, it’s more “fairyish” than just the paper bill and the same cost.

  20. 20
    Grigorianna says:

    Thank you very much for your idea
    I made a tooth fairy bag for my daughter today :)
    I want to show you this: http://chertinenok.livejournal.com/47512.html

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