How to Sew Fabric Crowns
What better way to get excited for the festive season than to create your own fabric crowns?
Impress your guests at a festive dinner party with this fun, colourful and sustainable sewing project – you can even customise each party crown to suit each dinner guest!
These fabric party crowns are timeless creations which can be stored away, brought back out, worn, and cherished year after year.
Project and instructions by Sophia Palmer.
Please note: All sewn edges use a 10mm seam allowance.
You will need
You will also need:
* Thread to match your fabric of choice
* An iron
* FREE Crown Pattern Download
Lay both crown shapes, right sides together, and place them on top of your foam stabiliser. Loosely cut around your crown shape and pop to one side.
To make your crown ties, cut two strips of your natural fabric (the thinnest one in the pack) measuring 50x8cm. Press in half lengthways.
Fold in one end of each strip by 1cm and press. Then refold the strips in half again. Fold both long edges into the middle and press each long edge.
Then fold the whole strip in half again encasing the raw edges on the inside and press flat. Sew along the long open edges of your tie to secure. Repeat for other tie.
Get your crown shaped fabric and foam, lift up your canvas piece and place the open ends of the ties on either end of your coloured fabric and foam. Make sure they're 4cm from the bottom edge of the fabric. Pin in place.
Top tip: Use masking tape to keep the ties running down the centre of your crown shapes.
Lay the canvas crown shape back on top encasing the ties on the inside. Pin all around the edges through all layers.
Sew around the very edge of the crown shapes leaving a 10cm gap in the long straight bottom edge.
Trim all seam allowances of the foam to match your fabric pieces. Then cut all corners off through all layers, being careful not to cut your stitches. Then at all 'inner points' cut a small snip towards your stitches. Again, being careful not to cut them.
Carefully start pulling your crown the right way around through the gap. You can use the ties to help you. Do it slowly and gently.
Use a knitting needle or dowel to gently poke out all the corners to the shape you need. Be careful not to poke it through the fabric.
Press everything flat.
Turn the gap seam allowances to the inside and press flat again. Use a ladder stitch to hand sew up the gap.
Secure the ties then it's time to don your crown.
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