No Sew Felt Crown Tutorial- Inspired by Where the Wild Things Are - Pretty Real

No Sew Felt Crown Tutorial- Inspired by Where the Wild Things Are

4:14 PM

Today I'm sharing a 100% NO SEW felt crown tutorial. I click on a lot of "no sew" projects only to find out there's a bit of hand stitching involved. I don't know about you but I count having to thread a needle as sewing. I get it-- adding a few stitches would ensure its staying power through lots of dress up sessions.  But so far it has withstood Genevieve and Nadia stretching it over their big heads so it's been moderately "tested."

Materials:
2 sheets of felt in complimenting colors
Heat and Bond (+ Iron)
Elastic
Template - I used this one from HelloBee
Glue gun
Optional:
Embellishments (I used buttons but the sky is the limit- trim, gems, etc).
Pins would be helpful

Step 1. Cut each piece of felt into two 3 1/2 inch strips the length of the felt-- felt is typically about 11 inches long. (you'll have 4 strips)

 Step 2. Cut your iron on adhesive into 3 1/2 strips- you're making it match the felt strips.

Step 3. Place 2 "like" strips side by side to make one long strip and then place the adhesive over the top (see photo for guidance).

Step 4. Following adhesive packaging instructions, adhere the other felt pieces to the first long strip.

Step 5. Using the template cut your felt into the crown shape. I attached the template with hairpins because I'm resourceful like that. But straight pins would make more sense if you have them. You could probably just hold and cut but I didn't trust myself.

Step 6. Next, I wrapped it around Dax's head to get an idea of the right length, removed it, and trimmed it to just less than necessary (about 1 1/2 inches too short) since I'd be using elastic for a more snug fit.

Step 7. Cut your elastic to the right size and using your glue gun dab and glue elastic to crown.

Optional
Step 8. Add embellishment.  Since I wanted this to be a no-sew project, I glued my buttons on but kept the thread they come with so that they'd look sewn on.  I'm not above faking people out regarding my level of motivation and crafting ability. You could easily attach any embellishments with glue or heat-n-bond.
Note
There are lots of ways to do this project- I often will use a tutorial as a starting point but then make it up as I go along or modify to meet my needs.  If you're not opposed to sewing you could do a couple of big stitches instead of elastic- this would especially work for older children who can place it on their heads themselves.

You're done!

Here's a picture of sweet Dax Joey wearing the crown. It's not centered because I was using the distract-and-prop method of getting him to keep a hat on. ;) It worked for all of 5 photos.
Is anyone else wanting to throw a "Where the Wild Things Are" themed party?  No? Just me?

Check out my other felt projects:
$6 Felt Wreath (love this one!)
DIY Sheep Costume- my most visited post on TasteFull.






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2 comments

  1. Super cutie Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Hi. Thank you for sharing this project to us. We included it on our round-up post here, http://sewuber.com/make/diy-costumes-for-children/

    Please feel free to contact us if you want to add something.

    Cheers,
    Sandra

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