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Easy Felt Crafts: Tooth Pillow (Mr. Smiley Tooth)


Do you have young children in your family who will be losing their baby teeth soon? What about children who are afraid of dentist? This easy felt crafts project, called Mr. Smiley Tooth, helps children cope with dental visits and contains a pocket to hold teeth for the tooth fairy.

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow - Mr. Smiley Tooth

Look, the large pocket also easily holds treasures the tooth fairy brings for the lost tooth.

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow pocket

Easy Felt Crafts: Tooth Pillow Materials and Tools:

  • Craft felt, 9 in x 12 in, two white and one black
  • Yarn (size 3 or size 10 crochet yarn both work great) in red, black and white
  • Yarn darner needle (a pack of size 14 to 18 gives you alternatives)
  • Pins (straight or safety) (optional, but really help)
  • Polyfiberfil
  • Scissors
  • Pattern (Click here for the pattern.)

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Felt Crafts: Tooth Pillow:

Collect the materials and tools for the Tooth Pillow.

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow materials and tools

 Print the pattern on letter size (8.5x11) paper. Cut out the shapes. 

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow first cut out pattern pieces

Pin the pattern pieces to the felt and cut out the shapes. Cut two of the tooth shape, two of the oval shapes and one of the mouth shape out of the white felt. Cut two of the small shape (pupil of the eye) out of black felt. 

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow cut felt shapes

Thread needle with black thread and knot one end of thread. Position the black pupil shape over the bottom of the white oval eye shape. Use a blanket stitch and begin stitching the black shape to the white oval across the middle. Make these first stitches prior to placing the eye shape on the tooth shape.

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow sew pieces of eye together

After stitching across the top of the black shape, position the eye on one of the tooth shapes. Use the pattern as a guide for placement.

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow position eye to front tooth shape

With the blanket stitch, work counterclockwise to connect the eye shape to the tooth shape.  After stitching around the shape, push the needle to the back of the piece.

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow sew around eye shape

Knot the thread and make three or four small stitches before clipping the thread. These stitches help secure the thread. Make sure they do not show on the front of your work.

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow knot thread on back

Use the same steps to position and sew the second eye shape.  

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow sew second eye with same steps

Thread needle with the red yarn. Sew blanket stitches across the top of the mouth shape.

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow sew top of mouth

Position the mouth shape on the tooth shape.  

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow position mouth

Pin the mouth shape in place and continue the blanket stitches around the bottom of the mouth to attach it to the tooth shape. Add one or two extra stitches at the corners of the mouth to add strength to the stress points. 

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow sew on mouth

Mr. Smiley Tooth's face is complete. 

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow front complete

Match the front and back shapes and pin. 

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow pin front and back together

Thread needle with white yarn. Begin the blanket stitch between the narrow "roots." This area is unobtrusive for the first stitches and allows you to easily add the polyfiberfil when the stitches are almost complete. 

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow begin outer stitches

Leave the needle and thread attached and stop to add the polyfiberfil to the first "root" and to the main part of the tooth. 

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow stop to stuff

Pin the remainder of the shape and continue stitching. A small amount of polyfiberfil remains to be added to the second "root" when within only a few stitches of the beginning point.  

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow pin again and sew

Make the final stitch, knot the thread and push the needle through the middle of the stuffed shape to hide the end of the thread. 

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow finish stitches

Trim the thread close to the pillow shape. Fluff the pillow to allow the cut end to pull back into the middle of the polyfiberfil. 

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow trim thread

Mr. Smiley Tooth - always happy, always smiling - is ready for a child to hold and cuddle.

Easy felt crafts tooth pillow finished

A tooth pillow for dental visits or a tooth fairy pillow for those baby teeth, this easy felt crafts project takes only a few simple and inexpensive materials and tools along with a small amount of time.

Mr. Smiley Tooth is fun to make and fun to give to those little ones.

Have fun!


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