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Written by Julia Mulcair on July 6, 2022

A Birthday Crown Fit For a Princess!

It was my Niece's birthday recently, and I love to make something for them each year. This time around I thought a birthday crown was fitting for a 4-year-old Princess.

I used the sustainable Christmas crown template found on the Pitt Trading website here 

The fabric I used is a cotton velvet, mid-weight with a lovely plush finish. The fabric is quite soft with a lovely drape so this project required a stabilizer. I cut the same shape in a non-iron on shapewell and sandwiched that between the two layers of velvet.

birthday crown 1

Also sandwiched in at either end is a piece of ribbon to tie.

birthday princess 2

I stitched round the entire edge, 6mm in from the edge with a 3mm straight stitch to secure everything in place.

I then got to making it pretty!

I added a number 4 embroidery to the front centre, using the in-built Curlz font in the 30mm height, hooped up in the 120x120 hoop.

princess crown 3
pincess crown 4

The embroidery is a soft gold and paired beautifully with the amethyst velvet

I then added a few more finishing touches, a ribbon stitched across the bottom and some jewels to the points of the crown.

princess crown 5

The crown doubled as a gift wrapping too.

princess crown 6

The birthday girl was pretty happy with it!

Until next time, Happy sewing

Julia

Article written by Julia Mulcair
Julia Mulcair is the owner of Pitt Trading, an Australian online fabric store and the lingerie society, a monthly subscription service for lingerie sewers. She grew up around fabric, and has been sewing for 30 years. Julia focuses on garment sewing, with a particular love of lingerie making. She shares her makes on Instagram and YouTube and is always working on the next lingerie design!

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