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And crowns to match!

2013 July 21
by elizabeth_admin

People, I have definitely gone over to the dark side.  I am afraid.  Very afraid.

I bought a glue gun.  And some “jewels”.

Oh my!  I love this hot glue gun.  I surely do.  I am eyeing everything in the vicinity for jewelification needs.  Seriously.  But let me backtrack a bit…  I thought about what I could include in the birthday prezzies for my nieces besides their dresses.  Because this aunty knows that just receiving clothing for a birthday present is not cool.  I was drawing a blank on toys, because these girls are totally set in the toy department.  And then it hit me.  Matching crowns!

I had some remnants from their dresses.  I have tons of trim.  I could make them matching crowns.  Word!  So I did a cursory search for crowns on the interwebs, found some ideas and just went to town on my own.

Here’s what I did, loosely:

  • Drafted a pattern of three points roughly 5 inches wide each with the middle point being the tallest. Roughly, the pattern was about 3 inches tall at the sides by 15.5 inches long (1/4 inch SA’s included).  The middle point is about 1.5 inches taller than the side points.  Really you can make it any way you want.  I wanted a crown that went almost all the way around their heads.
  • Cut out my fabric and interfacing, 2X each.
  • Interfaced
  • Basted my trim to the top of the crown upside down on the right side, so that when I turned out the crown, the trim would be standing up away from the crown.
  • Sewed the top of the crown rt sides together, clipped the points and nadirs for nice sharp turns when turning out the crown.
  • Pressed the bottom and side seams.
  • Sewed the bottom closed with trim on the front bottom (wrapped around the ends to secure it), leaving the sides open for the back elastic.
  • Sew the side seams closed with the elastic inserted (adjust the elastic size to fit your kid’s head comfortably yet securely).
  • Use your awesome glue gun to affix the “jewels” to your crown.

Et voilá!  You have a fancy schmancy crown that any girly girl would love to wear.  Heck, I want one now.  Even Jack does too.

How cute are these?  (If I do say so myself.)







And now back to regular grown up sewing.  Happy sewing everyone!

7 Responses leave one →
  1. July 21, 2013

    How cute! I think the position of “favourite auntie” is yours for sure!

  2. annie permalink
    July 21, 2013

    Large jewels. A hit w/ any woman.

  3. July 21, 2013

    There must be 2 types of people in the world:

    1. Those who have a glue gun and are dangerously obsessed with it (watch out!!!)
    2. Those who have a glue gun and just couldn’t get interested (that’s me…I really don’t know why)

    I suppose there’s a third – those who don’t have a glue gun, but they don’t count.

    • July 22, 2013

      I went out and bought myself two glue guns, a hot and a cold, and some glue for each and I’ve only been able to get myself interested enough to make one thing with them. I’m completely uninspired by them.

  4. July 21, 2013

    Ha ha ha! I love it! I also love whatever it is that you’re using to model the crowns! (fancy bookends?)

  5. July 22, 2013

    Dolls clothes are next, just a warning 🙂

  6. Judi permalink
    July 22, 2013

    Ever so cute!

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