Monday, November 8, 2010

Tooth Pocket

My Kindergarten-er recently informed me that he had a loose tooth . . . and sure enough, it was loose.  Really loose.  So I decided to make a little something for lost teeth.  I have seen a lot of ideas floating around out there . . . but I like simple.  So, simple it was going to be. 

I took some leftover pieces of felt.  Out of the white I cut out a tooth shape.  With the green (his favorite color) I cut a 3x6 1/2 rectangle. 

Then I hand-stitched the tooth onto the top half of the felt rectangle.  I left the top part of the tooth open to make a sort of pocket.

Next, I folded the green felt in half, length-wise, with the tooth on the outside.  I then proceeded to stitch around the edge, again leaving the top open.

And there you have it.  A tooth pocket... with a pocket for the lost tooth and another for the money that the tooth fairy leaves.  Nice and simple.

And I made it not a moment too soon.  He lost his tooth that very night.


  1. Those little safe places to keep a tooth are so important. The best is when they're willing to set said tooth container on the nightstand or book case. The worst is trying to find that darn little tooth as it's rolling around under the pillow and you don't want to wake up the sleeper.

  2. What a great little pouch for the tooth-cash exchange! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  3. this is almost just like the one Lucy and I made during out "body week"...I love you Jeanine! We think so much alike =)

    I'll have to tell Lucy about W's lost tooth! That's such big news!

  4. Aw, that's cute! I have a feeling that we'll need one of these soon!

  5. very sweet! great to see you again and thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!all the best, and happy tooth collecting!

  6. So cute! What a fun little idea. My "almost to loose a tooth" saw this and wants to make one too. I think it will be a fun thing to make together and celebrate this big step in his life. Thank you!

  7. I made one for my daughter last year... I added a drawstring to it so she could hang it up and she chose to do so on her doorknob! FIST PUMP from the Tooth Fairy... exchanging $$$ for tooth is so much easier now! We actually just used it again last night... she has one last tooth to loose and it will be passed down to her little brother. You can see mine here:

    Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.

  8. thank you so much for sharing your tutorial at the DIY CRAFT TUTORIAL linky party at

    hope you found some other projects that interested you also.

    see you back next wednesday, we hope,
    have a creative week,

  9. GREAT idea! I'll definitely make this for my daughter when she starts losing her teeth!

    I'm having a Christmas Card giveaway at my blog. Stop by and enter!

  10. that is precious!! love it. following you now! so glad i came to you through skip to my lou!