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Whether it is Christmas or birthdays, one of the most wasteful items that we end up throwing away is paper or cardboard crowns. Half the time they don’t fit, or rip straight away. So today I am going to show you how to make a fabric crown. Now you can sew your own party crown using my free fabric crown sewing pattern. No more torn paper hats ever again!
How To Make A Fabric Crown
This party crown is adjustable to most head shapes, as I will be adding a generous ribbon tie. These fabric crowns are perfect as being added as a filling to my Fabric Christmas Crackers, or any of my reusable advent calendars. And they are great for dressing up or if your little one wants to have a royal party and be king or queen for the day, or for a baby shower or birthday party supplies too!
Materials Needed For Your Fabric Crown DIY – You Will Need
- Fabric for the outer layer and a lining layer. I was making fabric Christmas crowns so chose this 100% cotton fabric.
- A Batting layer. I chose fusible batting. This gives the crown some structure.
- Some ribbon – I used plain white 20mm wide satin ribbon
- Coordinating thread and other tools and accessories such as pins, scissors etc.
- A sewing machine
- My free Crown Sewing Pattern
I like to print my patterns out onto card stock as I find this helps with cutting.
How To Make A Crown
Using the crown pattern template, cut out the crown shape in the outer fabric, inner fabric and the batting. You now have 3 fabric pieces.
I ironed the batting to the lining layer.
For the next step, place the outer and inner fabric shapes right sides together and pin.
Using a 1cm (3/8 inch) seam allowance, sew around the whole thing, but leave gaps at either end denoted by the notches on the pattern. See the view below.
**Note: I actually left a slightly wider gap than this, just enough to give a sharp corner at the ends later once turned and pressed.**
Remember to backstitch at the beginning and end of your sewing to reinforce these stitches.
Clip each corner and points, and clip into the seam allowance at the inner points. This gives a cleaner point once the item it turned.
Turn the whole thing out through the gaps and one end. Push out your corners and points with a knitting needle or sharp point.
*Note – this can be quite tough!
Give it a good press. Estimate how much ribbon you will need to get it to tie around the wearers head with a bow. I cut about 50cm of ribbon for each side. Cut two pieces of ribbon, push about an inch or so into the side gaps that are now neatly pressed
And then topstitch the sides to add the ribbon.
You can choose if you like to topstitch all the way around the edges of the crown.
Your fabric crown for birthday, kids dressing up or wedding is finished!
Because of the way it ties it is also reversible, which is even better.
Why not make these in an assortment of colours and styles to complement your Christmas table decor? Or make them in the recipients favourite fabrics?
I think that they are a wonderful way to end the waste of Christmas and birthdays.
Love This Post With My Pattern For A Crown? Why Not Read Some Of My Other Sewing And Craft Posts?
I hope you have enjoyed making your own reusable crown using the fabric crown pattern free with this tutorial. My aim is to show you really easy sewing projects that you can make. I have quite a few free sewing patterns here in my content. So why not read these other posts I have written?
- Zero Waste Projects For Your Home
- See my guide to starting and setting up to selling on Etsy.
- How To Use Up All Your Fabric Scraps
- Things That Are Perfect To Sew And Sell
- Which Sewing Machines Are The Best?
I hope that this has given you some good ideas. Will you be making a homemade crown? I would love to hear how you get on! Let me know in the comments, or find me on social media
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