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Hi there! It is Crystal here, from Stitched by Crystal! We had a big birthday in our house last month- my baby turned ONE! In lieu of the paper party hats, this year I made a fabric crown for the birthday prince! I personalized his crown with a big number 1, but also made it REVERSIBLE so it can be worn year-round for dress up fun!
Today, I am sharing a turorial so you can make an adorable reversible fabric crown for your little prince or princess too!
My big boy looked adorable in his reversible fabric crown! It made the perfect accesory for his big day but also looked adorable in some special one year old photos! The crown ties in the back so it is one-size fits all – make one for your little or big prince!
The fabric crown can be personalized with your little one’s age, or maybe their initials.
Or just add some fun trims! And with the easy tie back, the crown can be made reversible so they can have 2 crowns in one!
Sew up a special crown for the birthday boy or girl, or just make them for play. The crowns make a really fun prop for some royal pretend play!
The crown can be made using scrap fabrics and they are a really fun way to use up some small trims and buttons you might have hanging around your sewing space!
Want to make a reversible fabric crown? Great! Let me show you how!
To make a reversible fabric crown, you will need…
- A 4″ x 15″ piece of fusible fleece
- A small amount of iron-on interfacing, I used Pellon shapeflex
- Some scrap fabrics
- Some scrap trims or buttons
- 1 yard of ribbon
- If you want to add a number or initial, you will need a small amount of heat n’ bond
- Basic sewing supplies
Start with your 4″ x 15″ rectangle of fusible fleece.
Fold it in half and cut your crown shape (this way your crown will be symmetrical). I made all mine with 5 points, one big one in the middle and four smaller ones on the side. The shape of your fleece will be the shape of your finished crown, get creative!
Cut your fabric for the front and back of the crown into 5″ x 16″ rectangles and fuse the iron on interfacing to the back. Using your fleece as a guide, cut the fabric for one side of the crown so that it is 1/2″ bigger than the fleece on all sides (do not fuse your fleece to your fabric yet). Then use that fabric to cut a mirror image from the fabric for the other side of the crown as shown below.
Add your trims to the crown, be sure to keep the trims at least 1/2″ away from the edges of the crown to account for your seam allowance.
To add a number or letter to the crown, draw your design backwards on the paper side of your heat n bond. Iron the heat n bond to the backside of your fabric, cut out your design, then iron it you your crown, stitch around the edges.
Now center the fusible fleece on the backside of one of your crown pieces and iron it to fuse it in place.
Cut your ribbon in half and baste the ribbon to the sides of the crown, 1″ from the bottom edge with the cut edge of the ribbon lined up with the edge of the crown. Gather the end of the ribbon and pin it to the center of the crown so it does not get in the way when you sew the crown together.
Pin your crown pieces right sides together and sew around the edges of the crown right along the edge of your fusible fleece. Leave a 3″ opening at the bottom of the crown to turn it.
Trim off half of your seam allowance, clip off the points and cut small slits in the corners in towards the seam.
Turn the crown right side out through the hole you left in the bottom. Iron, then topstitch around the crown, making sure to close up the hole at the bottom.
Pom poms make a fun addition to the crown!
You can make your own pom pom by placing a piece of yarn between the prongs of a fork, then wrap yarn around the fork (I wrapped it about 50 times for the pom poms on my crown. Take the yarn that you placed between the prongs and tie it around the wrapped yarn as tightly as you can and slide the yarn off the fork, then cut all the loops of yarn. Your pom pom will be a little funny shapped, simply clean it up by trimming the yarn.
Secure the pom poms to the crown by hand-sewing them to the points.
Your crown is done! I hope your little princes and princesses love their crowns!
Thanks for reading!
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