It’s Halloween week, and at our house we are spending our after school time finishing up some last-minute costumes! I made this felt crown for Johnny first, because it is the simplest of my projects! It goes with his King costume.
How to make a Felt Crown
Making a felt crown is easy! Start with a length of felt that is twice as tall as you want your crown to be, and as long as the circumference of the wearer’s head, plus and inch for a 1/2-inch seam allowance.
Stitch any decorations (we made three felt “jewels”) in place. Be sure to leave space for trimming your crown at the top – we put ours a little closer than I will next time! If you are making a crown like ours, you will want the decorations to be in the top half of the length of fabric, and towards the center.
Stitch the crown into a loop, with right sides together.
Fold with wrong sides together, and stitch along the fold line. This is the lower edge of the crown.
If hand sewing: Stitch the outline of the top of your crown, then trim fabric edges to within 1/4 inch of stitching line.
If machine sewing: Trim crown to your desired shape, then stitch those edges together. You have finished your crown!
Give the crown to your king/queen/prince/princess! They may take their royal duties very seriously!
Are you making Halloween costumes this year?
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How was your week of after school family time? I’m thrilled to say that, after 24 days away, Mike has joined us in California! He got here Saturday afternoon, so we have a lot of catching up to do! I hope you will link up your elementary school family learning and fun activities below! Last week I loved this egg carton dragon puppet from Life With Moore Babies and this Halloween ghost bowling game from Kids Activities Blog!