My little girl, KC will be celebrating her 7th birthday this month and before that day comes, I’m already looking for something that she could use or play around with. So, since she really wanted to have a Barbie theme birthday, I decided to make her a crown of her own, like a Barbie princess.
I found awesome site and tutorials when I was searching for a crown and I’m sharing here my own take in making my version of the crown using felt. My stash already have almost all what I need, I just bought additional buttons that look like diamonds.
I took photos during the process and you’ll see them how I did the elements. Note that this project took almost 3 days to finish since I worked on it only during the times that I’m free to craft. It’s an easy project to do but since I’m doing it only after work, it took a little bit of time to finish.
So here’s how I did it:
1. Gather all your supplies. Most of these are available in craft stores.
- Felt – I used 2 shades of pink for the front and back
- Pellon – for sturdier backing
- Assorted buttons
- Elastic band, scrap fabric to cover elastic (not shown)
- Flower and Spellbinder dies (Optional) – you can free hand cut a shape and flowers. There are flower templates available online too. It just so happen that I have the Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die from Papertrey Ink
- Water soluble marker (Optional) – a pencil will
- Others – fabric glue, cut letters or other shapes or whatever embellishment that prefer for your crown
2. Print the crown template. I found this one made by Tara Miller. I adjusted mine, I made a little bigger than the template size before printing. Cut 3: back, front felt, pellon.
3. Add the diamond-like-button in the crown’s top and colored ribbon below.
Note, I adhere only the front felt and pellon while I’m working with the embellishment. The light pink felt serves as a final cover, I put them later to hide the stitching I did in the buttons.
4. Add the other embellishments. This is how I did the flowers, I hope the photos explain them all 🙂
This is how I assembled them
5. I closed the top crown using blanket stitch. It can also be machine sewn but I’m too bad sewing curved lines. If machine sewn is to be done, you need to do it before putting the embellishments.
The length of the crown is a little small than my girl’s head so I added covered elastic band at the back. I did the elastic this way
Attached them at the back of the crown. It’s better to use a wide elastic so you don’t need to do it twice, it just happen that I have a thin one in my stash.
6. Sew both ends with blanket stitch and back-stitch
And the end project…
the flower details
If there’s any other questions regarding this project, just leave me a comment or send me an email 🙂
EDITED: I’m linking this project to And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party