This week my daughter JJ lost her first tooth. I was so excited for her. It had been wiggly for quite some time and finally it came out. Yay! When I was a girl, my mom made me (and all of my sisters) a tooth fairy pillow. I loved it! She made it out of some flowery material and had some lace for the edges. Very girly. Well, when my daughter told me that her tooth was wiggly for the first time I knew immediately that I had to carry on the tradition of making her a pillow.
It’s a super simple pillow with a little pocket on the front where she can put her tooth in. Easy peasy. Since she has a bunch of fat quarters that I have bought for her while we are at the fabric store, I let her pick what she wanted out of her collection. The material she picked out we had bought at JoAnns and isn’t super girly. I thought…okay, it’s what she wants. I measured out the material for 10 inches squared. It makes for a pretty small, but perfect for a little tooth, pillow. It only took about an hour to make. The reason it took longer was because I didn’t have any pillow filler, only lofty quilt batting. I ended up cutting the batting into really small pieces before putting it in her pillow. It totally worked and she was VERY happy with the pillow.