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Fabric Crown {tutorial}

I am so excited to share this with you today! If you missed it, this goes with Addison’s
Pink Lemonade Dress. It’s pretty quick to make too! I hope you love it!

Fabric Crown Tutorial

I have to say I really enjoyed making this! Probably because I have been playing with my serger like a kid with a new toy! You don’t have to serge it though.. it just made it a little easier for me. I’ll be giving instructions for both serging and sewing.


-1/4 yard Fabric
-1/4 yard Craft weight interfacing
(even less of each if you happen to have scraps lying around)
-Long strip of fabric to ruffle Length can vary, 2” wide. I wanted mine to hang down in the back when tied.
-Fabric for flower and other accents
-Mini Ric Rac
-Invisible thread (optional)
-Serger (optional)
-Ruffle foot (optional)
-Basic sewing tools


The first thing you are going to want to do is figure out what size to make your triangles. My daughter’s head was about 18.5” around so I wanted the crown to be at least half that so I made the width of all the triangles together 9”. I overlapped each triangle about an inch, so make sure to take that into consideration. Then figure out the height you want for each triangle.
This doesn’t have to be exact because the ties will allow for adjusting, so don’t stress at this step!

One. (cutting your fabrics)
Once you figure out the size of your triangles, cut out 6 of them in your main fabric. Then cut 3 triangles out of your craft interfacing that are slightly smaller than your fabric triangles.
Fabric Crown Step 1

Next lay your interfacing on one triangle with the shiny side down and iron according to instructions included. Then put another triangle on top of the interfacing. Serge around all three edges.

**Now if you do not have a serger instead of “sandwiching” the interfacing, iron the interfacing to one triangle just as we did above, but then take your other triangle and put them right sides together, sew around leaving a gap to turn. Turn the fabric right side out and top stitch around. This will eat up some of your width and height so make sure you include for that if you aren’t serging the edges.

Let’s attach the triangles now. put the middle one in front and then line up the other two on the sides, behind the middle triangle. Pin in place. Make sure your gaps are even in between each triangle or it will look funny! Then sew along the bottom so to attach them all to each other.
Fabric Crown Step 2

Ok, now set that aside for a little bit and lets work on the ruffled strip. I actually used a ruffle foot for mine, but you can do it without too. I took my strip of white fabric (muslin) which was about 2 yards long and about 2 inches wide and I found the middle of it. Then I moved out from the center until I had about 20 inches, 10 inches on each side of the center point. Then I ruffled until I had the width of my crown (9 inches long) and stopped there. So I had a long piece of fabric with ruffles in the middle (I guess they are more like pleats, either way)

Fabric Crown Step 3

Take your mini ric rac and invisible or coordinating thread and sew it down over the stitching that created your ruffles. I left my ric rac long as well so that it was mixed in with the extra muslin for tying.

Fabric Crown Step 4

Once you are done with that you will attach your ruffled/pleated fabric to your triangles — lining up the ruffled section with the base of the triangles. Then Sew right down the middle of your ric rac again making sure you are attaching it to the base of your crown. (side view below)

Fabric Crown adjustable size

Next I added my fabric flower and just hot glued it where I wanted it and you are done.

EXTRA: I knew my daughter wouldn’t leave it on well and that I would have a hard time tying it so I hot glued on a piece of lace elastic that I use for headbands so that it would sit firmly while I attempted to tie : )

Fabric Crown Tie
Here’s the back showing how I tied the bow with the fabric and ric rac. I LOVE ric rac… is that weird? : )

Fabric Crown Flower

Ruffled Fabric Crown

Do you have a little girl who would want to wear these? Addison just doesn’t do hair accessories. I’m honestly so surprised cause she’s completely dainty and girly! Doesn’t she know she has a mama who wants to make her these things?!? : )

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    • Ashley says

      Thank you so much!! You’re too sweet! I wish it would have worked as a better photo prop for me.. hopefully when my daughter gets older she’ll let me play dress up with her! lol

    • Ashley says

      Thanks Holly! Birthday parties are quite nerve wrecking! I worked for so long on this and was still freaking out at the end! I can’t imagine decorating for a big party!!

  1. says

    This is such a cute crown!! Our daughters will love this! We appreciate you linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Hope you’ll come back soon! -The Sisters

  2. says

    No serger :( but I’m using your basic methods!! Making my daughter a hello kitty crown that I doubt she will want to wear lol. She’s almost two, very girly, but runs the opposite direction when I have a bow in my hand :) this mama makes pretties for lots of girlys but mine won’t keep one on just like yours lol. Love the tutorial. When I post this crown I will give you a shutout!

  3. Chiara says

    Hi, made this today for my daughters friends birthday present. Was easy and looked great. Will now be making one for each of my little girls I think! Thankyou so much for sharing. Is it possible to ask how you made your fabric flower? I made one and attached it, however it took my longer than the crown to make as I am a hopeless hand sewer! Thanks again!

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