Wool felt crowns are among my favorite projects to sew. Quick, easy, and met with wild enthusiasm from the person you give it to.
A year or so ago I started the process of writing a felt crown sewing pattern to share with you. Designed to help grown-ups create a special celebration crown for their child, this birthday crown pattern is an easy project for a beginner and is interesting enough to keep an experienced sewer engaged. It's also delightful to make with your child for their dress-up box or as a gift for a friend.
And last night I launched the final pattern!
A birthday crown has been a part of our birthday celebrations since Sage turned five. Lupine got her crown on her third birthday. Every birthday, year after year, they wore their crowns on special, celebratory days.
Handmade wool crowns have been a part of our costume box for as long as I can remember, transforming our children and their friends into knights, kings, queens, and fairies.
Each child is individual. And in our home, so are their crowns. (Sage's crown was gold with stars; Lupine's has a bluebird stitched to the front, since her middle name is Bluebird.)
So why this sewing pattern?
Living in a Waldorf community birthday crowns abound! But as I encountered more and more crowns at children's birthday parties I noticed that most of them were the same. Each was charming and made with such care, but I also noticed that almost all were the same shape, the same design, and the same decoration - all drawn from the same online pattern.
And I realized that there was no pattern available to allow and encourage parents to make a crown as individual as their child. And I suspected that this pattern would be a welcome change.
And so the birthday crown pattern was born.
Sewing your crown you begin by choosing from four charming shapes. Then choose from acorns, leaves, snails, mushrooms, rainbows, clouds, a flower garden, or blossom, or invent your own design!
The instructions are simple and step-by-step. Anyone can follow them! I have designed the crown to fit most children ages 1-9, but it's effortless to modify it for ages 8 through adult.
To celebrate my first ever pattern launch I am offer you sweet, encouraging people 15% off of the purchase of the crown pattern. Just enter coupon code "CLEAN15" at checkout. (Valid through July 20.)
You can find my pattern here.
Also, I'd love to give a copy away to one luck winner! Just leave a comment here and I'll choose a winner before the week is through. If you wish you can tell me what other pattern you would love to see!
Comments are now closed. The winner is Sarah who said:
Adorable! These are so bright and cheerful too - although I love the soft, Waldorf-y pastels, birthdays are so full of light and energy that I feel the bolder colors are a perfect fit :) I would LOVE to see some animal designs for my critter-obsessed kiddos...maybe a bunny, definitely a bear, or how about an awesome dragon?