I blame it on Disney. That darned Disney. What with their princesses and fairies, constantly appearing on every product we buy.
And with all of this analyzing comes all these questions that I don't like giving answers to:
5 year old: "Mom, is Santa God?"
5 year old: "But he knows when we are sleeping or awake or bad or good... and you said God knows everything. How could Santa know that?"
So, in an effort to encourage our daughter to have a firm grasp of reality, I helped her make a special envelope to put her very wiggly tooth in for the tooth fairy.
I marked an arrow shape (about 3"x7" long) on each fabric, and let her cut it out (with my VERY sharp scissors). Don't worry, while I only ended up being stabbed 17 times throughout the process, she survived unscathed.
Then, laying the fabric right sides together, we formed a loop with about 1.5" of elastic, and inserted it at the point of the arrow.
We sewed all the way around, except for a small opening.
Then, turned it inside out.
I think this looks pretty great for a 5 year old's first sewing project! At this point, I hand sewed the small opening shut.
Next, she decided that the soft side should be on the inside, so we folded the velour in, to create an envelope and sewed the sides.
After I attached the button, we were finished.
Now we are ready and waiting for that visit from the tooth fairy and my daughter has informed us that she doesn't want "money," she wants "cash."