Embroidered Crown

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For Grayson’s birthday I made him a felt crown and he absolutely hated it! He wore it for a matter of minutes whilst opening presents before he realised it was on his head, then whipped it off and said ‘yuck!’. He’s a tough critic!
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On the bright side, Harper thought it was super and has requested one for her birthday in March. As I mainly stitched the crown by hand, I managed to get it done in front of the TV over Christmas. I do love a craft I can do in front of the Netflix on the laptop.

You will need:

  1. Begin by using the front and back templates to cut out the crown shape. Cut a front and back template in red, then do the same in blue (or whatever colours you’ve chosen). One of these is your outer layer, the other is your inner.IMG_7192
    2. Hand embroider a stitch design onto the outer layer of the crown. This took me a lot longer than I thought it would, as I got a bit carried away with the detail! IMG_7189

3. Once you’re happy with your stitching, pin the inner pieces of felt to the outer pieces and use a sewing machine to sew together. If you don’t want your machine stitches to be visible, use thread to match your inner fabric in your sewing machine bobbin and a thread to match your outer fabric through the needle. Sew the inner and outer fabrics together.

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4. Now you will have the front and back pieces of your crown and they need to be sewn together. Slightly overlap the sides and pin in place, then use a zig zag stitch.

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A crown fit for a birthday boy, or more likely their older sister who thinks every day is her birthday!

~ Laura xx~