A great looking and practical DIY Queen of Hearts crown_style headband are available for you to use in your sewing or craft projects. This lovely crown design will have you on the go all day long. The Queen of Hearts crown is the most well known and most popular headband of this type. It is the perfect way to express yourself with style and grace. Here is how to make your own Queen of Hearts crown.
First you need to gather your tools and supplies. You will need a large hole punch that has a rounded tip, the two rulers (one long and one short), a ruler that is slightly shorter, pliers, thread, sewing needles, elastic bands, and a safety pin. You can find these items at a local craft store. The pattern you downloaded from the Internet will also provide you with the fabrics and instructions on how to make your own crown.
Using your measuring tape, measure the circumference of your head from temple to temple. Use a small ruler to make sure your pattern is accurate. Also use the large hole punch to punch your pattern into the large hole in the fabric. Position the fabric over the large hole. Match the fabrics colors, but be sure to add more of one color to the bottom panel than the other. For this pattern, I prefer to use lighter colors on the bottom panel and darker on the top panel.
The next step is to pull the pattern out of the large hole. You will probably notice some tears at the sides of the fabric as this is a result of stretching the material. Use the fabric repair stick to fix this. Do not worry about having to iron or hem the edges as these will only create a smoother surface when you sew the elastic bands on.
The final step is to sew the elastic bands onto the fabric. Start by sewing the band to the band underlayment, followed by the band to the outer side of the crown. The elastic bands should go across and under the large hole you made in the fabric. Once you are satisfied with the elastic bands, use the machine to sew them together. When you are done, you can now trim the ends.
One very important tip for this project is to sew the elastic bands together while they are slightly bigger than the actual size of the crown. This way, you won't have to double back or sew them together again when you have to adjust the size of your headband. To avoid having the elastic bands too tight, I would suggest you use a serger to make sure that your elastic bands are sewn in the correct place. If you want to practice your hand_sewing skills, you can always start sewing these elastic bands by yourself.
To complete your Queen of Hearts crown DIY, you can also finish it with a nice golden bauble to tie on the band. You can use pretty beads and pearls for this. The most common jewelry that can be used for this purpose are Swarovski crystal beads and seed beads. If you want a different look, you can also use small rhinestones, crystal beads, or mother of pearl. It doesn't matter which beads you use, as long as you coordinate it with your crown shape.
After your Queen of Hearts crown is completed, you can also cover your band with a plastic_laminated crown that matches the color of your gown. The laminated plastic crown will protect your band from dirt and dust. To add some more character to your crown, you can use rhinestones on either sides. Make sure though that your rhinestones to match your dress!