A few request came from Miss Princess Maressa recently.
And who can say no to this adorable face??
She wanted a pink cape with a big 'M' on it.
Just like her brothers' capes.
And to go alone with such a fancy cape, a comfy princess crown/tiara.
So many of those plastic ones frustrate my 4 year old who claims they either hurt, or don't stay on.
So I thought a felt one would solve both problems. :)
Here's the tutorial:
I started with a favorite plastic crown. I took a piece of paper, foled in half and drew a likeness.
I cut this out and traced it onto stiff white felt.
Using this template, I cut 2 in the stiff felt and one in thick batting/interfacing.
Then I added thesilver rick rack and some sewn on felt layers.
I also made an elastic band with white cotton fabric and elastic.
Then I placed the layers together with batting in the middle and the elastic band on one side and sewed the layers together leaving the other end open.
Then I used a strong craft glue to add lots of bling bling.
Once dried I sewed the otehr end with the elastic band inside.
She quickly wore it the very next morning at breakfast.
What a pretty pretty tiara!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
Great tutorial! I really like how you combined the rhinestones with the felt. All the crowns I've seen in the past are usually just felt.
very very cute!
S.R. has been begging for a princess cape here lately, so I guess I will be following your lead, and getting to work...love the tiara!
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