The birthday crown is another way we celebrate our birthdays around here. I made it a couple years ago. As you can see in the picture below it is made flat with ribbon to tie on to any size head.
- 1/4 yard crown fabric
- 4 inch thick x length of the crown – strip of scrap fabric for edging or biased tape
- 6 buttons (or more depending how many points you want on the crown)
- 1 yard ribbon
- sewing machine
- pencil or knitting needle
- Determine how long you would like the crown. Remember it doesn’t have to fit perfectly. The ribbon will allow for adjustment.
- Measure 2 pieces of crown fabric the determined length. Or fold the fabric in half the determined length.
- Cut out the crown points.
- With front sides facing each other sew the two pieces together along the crown points.
- Cut tiny slits at each point from the edge of the fabric to the stitching. Be careful not to cut the stitching.
- Reverse the crown and us a pencil or knitting needle to gently push the corners out to make them more pointed. Don’t push to hard or the point of the object will push through the fabric.
- Press the crown points with an iron.
- With a contrasting thread sew along the edges of the points of the crown.
- Measure the edge fabric the same length as the crown. Fold the edging fabric in half the long way and then iron. Open it up and fold each long side into the center crease. Iron along the new edges.
- Fold the edging over the bottom of the crown and pin into place. Sew onto crown.
- Cut the ribbon in half and sew on to each end of the crown.
- Adorn with buttons.