Feeling a little misunderstood? Need a kingdom to rule? Well, before anyone can be a proper king, they must have a proper crown. In honor of one of our favorite books, Where the Wild Things Are, and the newly released movie, we've whipped up our very own crown. This crown would also make a great addition to a dress up box, a nativity scene costume, Halloween costume, or for your hubby to wear around as he rules the house.
King or Queen Fabric Crown Tutorial
*Peltex or very thick interfacing
*Outside fabric-I used this great shiny fabric found in the clearance section at Joann. If you browse the current costume fabric you will probably find something that would work.
*Velcro strip-about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long
*Wide double-fold bias tape in coordinating color
Let's make a crown!
1. I cut out a pattern first using some freezer paper I had on hand. It's basically a long rectangle, long enough to wrap around a child's head plus 2" overlap (for the Velcro). Mine was 24" long and 4 " high, but adjust according to your child's head. It's topped with small triangles that are 3 inches tall and 3.5" wide. (See dimensions in photo below.) I used my quilting ruler to help me with the points.
2. Using your pattern, cut one piece of the Peltex and two of the fabric. Lay the Peltex down first, then one of the fabric pieces right side up, and then the other fabric layer right side down (my fabric was shiny silver on the right side, black on the wrong side, if that helps). Sew the sides and all the points. Leave the bottom section open.
3. Snip off the tips of the crowns and add a short little snip between each point to help your crown turn better. Slowly turn your crown right side out. Use a dowel or chopstick to help push out your points.
4. Using the bias tape, bind along the bottom edge of the crown. If you are not a fan of bias tape or do not have any, you can just try to fold the fabric in and sew a nice little hem. I had a bugger of a time doing this so this is why I switched to using the bias tape.
5. Attach your Velcro by sewing around the edges of the rectangles.
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