Felt Craft: Smiley Mouth Lost Tooth Pouch

It’s an exciting time when a visit from the Tooth Fairy is imminent. There are so many different ways to present those little baby teeth to the tooth fairy – a tooth under a pillow, in glass of water or even tucked away safely in a tooth shaped pouch or pillow.

Felt Craft: Smile Tooth Fairy Pouch - mypoppet.com.au

Me? I’m particularly partial to making tooth shaped pouches and have made quite a few in the past couple of years. Feeling the need for a change though, I wondered how I could re-imagine the tooth fairy pouch – here’s the result. I present the Mouthy Tooth Pouch!

Let’s make this happen!

Felt craft mouth tooth pouch - mypoppet.com.au

Make a Mouthy Lost Tooth Pouch

You will need:

  • Felt in three colours – white, skin tone*, and a lip colour*
  • Needle
  • Thread – matching lip colour
  • Fabric marker [air drying] or chalk
  • Fabric scissors
  • Dress makers pins

* Your choice of colours

Note: This tooth pouch will fit a 50c coin snugly. If you want to make a larger tooth pouch, simply increase the scale of the template when printing it out.

How to:

1/ Print template at 100% and cut out the pattern pieces.

Felt craft mouth tooth pouch - mypoppet.com.au

2/ Pin the top and bottom teeth pieces to the inside-mouth piece. Make sure the teeth are spaced apart and not too close to the outer edge.

Felt craft mouth tooth pouch - mypoppet.com.au

3/ Sew across the upper edge of the top teeth, and the lower edge of the bottom teeth.

Felt craft mouth tooth pouch - mypoppet.com.au

4/ Layer and pin together the foundation, inside-mouth and lip pieces, ensuring that the teeth can be seen between the lips.

Felt craft mouth tooth pouch - mypoppet.com.au

5/ Blanket-stitch along the outer edge of the three layers to close the tooth pouch.

Felt craft mouth tooth pouch - mypoppet.com.au

6/ There you have it! Your very own Mouthy Tooth Pouch. You’ll be able to slip that fallen tooth into the mouth pocket. In return the tooth fairy will be able to fit a coin as large as a 50c coin. To fit a large coin: slot it into the ‘top teeth’ pocket, then grab the ‘bottom teeth’ and pull over the coin.

Felt craft mouth tooth pouch - mypoppet.com.au

Felt craft mouth tooth pouch - mypoppet.com.au

Felt craft mouth tooth pouch - mypoppet.com.au

Felt craft mouth tooth pouch - mypoppet.com.au

Melissa Gaggiano: contributor for mypoppet.com.auMelissa is a multitalented artist, designer, photographer and writer.

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4 Comments

  • Priscilla says:

    Melissa, very fun project. It’s nice that you provided a to-scale template and clear pictorial instructions. If I still had a little one at home I’d want to make this!

    Is that a real tree? How on earth did you ever find a tree with two “eyes” and a “nose”?!

    • Melissa Gaggiano says:

      Priscilla, thank you!
      You could still make one of these, even without a little one around. You could turn this into a fridge magnet or even a badge.
      Ah, the wood face! Would you believe, the fence along my property has lots of these faces.
      Have a good one, and thank you for visiting.

  • Anorina says:

    What a cute idea! My kids are 11 and 10 so not too many baby teeth left to fall out, but these would make great little projects for the school fete.

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