Today I am going to share with you my number one go-to gift for little girls.
The Felt Crown
It is so easy and is so quick to whip up several at a time.
Here's what you'll need:
2- 9.5"x 4" pieces of felt
12 in elastic (this fits my 4 year old's head perfectly, so adjust accordingly)
10 in ribbon
First, using the template below, cut out two crown pieces and whichever other pieces you wish to use.
Felt Crown Template
Then take your decorative pieces and lay them on top until you get it the way you want it.
Now, pin the ribbon down and sew it. Then sew each of the felt pieces down. You may want to use steam-a-seam for this if you consider yourself a novice sewer, that way they won't move around or bunch up on you.
Cut the ends of the ribbon to match the edge of the crown.
(You can easily make this a reversible crown by decorating the other crown piece as well!)
Now put the two crown pieces wrong sides together, sewing the elastic into one end first. I inserted the elastic about 3/4". Sew along the bottom of the crown and then when you reach the other end, insert the other of the elastic about 3/4", being sure that it is not twisted and sew it in. **Note: You will want to sew over the elastic 2 or 3 times to be sure it is secure.
Then finish sewing around top of the crown. In some places your pieces may have slipped a bit and aren't perfect. Have no fear!! That's why we love felt, just trim it up to where everything looks just right from the front. Although, if the front and the back are the same color, this really won't be much of a problem.
I know....poor little guy. I guess I need to make him one of his own.
Please let me know if you have any questions at all!! Have fun!
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