Birthday crown sewing pattern

Waldorf Birthday Crown Sewing Pattern | Clean. www.lusaorganics.typeapad.com

Waldorf Birthday Crown Sewing Pattern | Clean. www.lusaorganics.typeapad.com

Waldorf Birthday Crown Sewing Pattern | Clean. www.lusaorganics.typeapad.com

Waldorf Birthday Crown Sewing Pattern | Clean. www.lusaorganics.typeapad.com

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?

 

 

 

35 thoughts on “Birthday crown sewing pattern

  1. Tracie D says:

    These are so wonderful! Thanks for writing the pattern and sharing your wisdom and inspiration. These would be fabulous for parties and for everyday dress up. I absolutely love the mushroom and rainbow.

  2. Tamika says:

    This is so awesome! Zariah wants to get better at sewing, she would love to make a crown! The kids loved the dyed play silks, the crowns would help with imagination growth too! ( I usually make paper crowns…which torrin destroys!)

  3. Daphne says:

    I would love to make felt crowns for my kids! All I need is a pattern to work from. Could you create a design with animals and/or insects?

  4. Natalie says:

    These are amazing! I’ve made crowns for my children in the past, but I think one made from real wool felt is in order.
    Do you have a favorite source for real wool felt?
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  5. Heather says:

    Beautiful! I made a crown for my oldest son’s first birthday but it’s too small for him now. Never got around to making another or one for his baby brother. Thank you for the inspiration!

  6. Erika says:

    Holding thumbs for luck! They look supercute and as I just got a sewing machine, maybe this will be easy enough for me 🙂

  7. Rebekah says:

    My daughter would enjoy making these with me! Does the pattern come with designs for the flowers/rainbows/mushrooms? I would love to see a pattern for a purse/tote/nature bag.

  8. Rachel Wolf says:

    All of the motifs shown are included, and a bonus snail as well. 🙂 A bag or tote would be a fun project! Thanks for the suggestion.

  9. Sarah says:

    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?

  10. Heidi G says:

    My daughter loves pretend play and I can imagine all sorts of things ending up on these crowns… planets, shields, stars (ooh, with glitter!), lighting bolts, letters, polka dots, and definitely critters!

  11. Andrea D says:

    What a great variety of details to customize. I would love a pattern for my kiddos’ 5th birthday in August. The 3 I bought for their 1st bdays have been well used and are getting a little small.

  12. Suzie says:

    What a fun pattern! I made crowns for the first time this year for my daughter (6) and son (2). They loved them, and it made me think what a great gift these crowns would make for other children!

  13. carli says:

    They look beautiful Rachel!! My kids have been asking for crowns recently, thanks for the pattern!

  14. Michelle May says:

    I would love to make this the first sewing pattern I try since I “temporarily” stopped sewing 7 years ago! So fun!

  15. Alex H says:

    I’ve been wanting to sew some birthday crowns for my kids for sew (hehe) long!! What a beautiful pattern!!

  16. jasmine says:

    my little girl loves when I sew her stuff. this pattern looks so fun to make. i will have to show her and see what she says.she likes the rainbow one.

  17. Allie says:

    Love this!! I so want to make a crown for my littles but fail miserably every time I try. Thanks for the chance !

  18. Nicole says:

    Beautiful crowns and I love their shapes! I’d love to see a tutorial on how to dye play silks. And maybe a simple sewing pattern for making play capes?

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