Tuesday, March 2, 2010

DIY: Birthday Kid Crowns!

You might remember that I (Mel) received a new sewing machine for my birthday. Well, in typical Mel style I started off with a project that wasn't particularly easy. I mean, I should have started with straight lines, right? Maybe a potholder or placemat? But no, ambitious me chose to make kid crowns for some friends' birthdays. I had seen this adorable pattern on Baby Toolkit and couldn't resist.

My first mistake was not buying brown thread. Brown thread would have covered up my sloppy stitching. My second mistake was not buying the right type of interfacing fabric. The brown & green one has interfacing that I sewed in, but that was so much extra work that I decided not to do it on the pink one. They definitely need interfacing if the crown points are to stand up, but I'm not sure that the kids care... And my third mistake was choosing a first sewing project that involved velcro. Really?! The pink one ended up pretty big, but the velcro makes it small enough to fit our friend.

What do you think
of the results? One was for a 5-year-old girl, and she ended up wearing hers to church the next day. The other was for a 3-year-old boy, and he kept head butting it off while I tried to take photos... however much they use them, it was a fun first project, and I know I'll be making them again.

This post was inspired by the DIY blog carnival at A Soft Place to Land.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cute cute cute! Love your first sewing project with your new sewing machine. Your kids must have loved it too!