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DIY Wool Felt Crowns

DIY Wool Felt Crowns, a project you can make simple or be elaborate with. I chose to make it with two colors, one a felted color, the other a solid. While I used a sewing machine, this can be sewed by hand if you have the patience. It would be pretty as well top stitched with embroidery floss.

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See Momtastic’s post on Birthday Crowns post for a printable pattern. I printed out two copies of the pattern to make cutting out faster. You will need to tape the pattern together, but easy enough. Using two 8″ x 12″ sheets of wool felt I cut out 4 pieces total (2 of each color). The pattern is designed to be put on a fold, but since my wool was smaller, you work around it! As well, due to my boys having ample heads I extended the lowest part of the pattern and just cut to the end of the fabric. If your child has a smaller head…..follow the pattern 😉

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After cutting out, pin each set together (there is no wrong side with felt) and sew the middle together with a ¼” seam. Flatten the seam with your fingers (don’t use an iron though on wool).

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Pin the 2 assembled pieces together, making sure the center seams match up and are flat inside. Sew together, around the outside, using a ¼” seam. You can use a standard seam or a zigzag. Felt does not ravel, so need not be finished. If you are feeling crafty, you can use pinking shears after, as I did. If you’ve never used pinking shears, practice on a sample of fabric first.

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After it is finished, it is time to add Velcro® or similar as a closure to the back. Fit it on the child’s head, mark where, and sew it on. Use a softer Velcro, such as the baby style, so it doesn’t irate their skin. Do not use off brand, it is never as nice. You only need a 1″ to 2″ piece, although you can add more, so it is more adjustable.

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It is actually a very easy project, and great for sewing beginners. Felt is forgiving and easy to work with. And honestly, kids won’t notice if you do have any mistakes 😉

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And then….onto the fun part. Decorating! You can add more felt, do needle felting, embroider, add-on buttons, sparkles, jewels, whatever you decide.


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