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Birthday Crown: Felt Number Patches

Time for another patch for the birthday crown! My daughter will be turning three in a couple months, so I thought I'd sew this patch lickety-split so I don't forget. Since I didn't document the first time I made one, I thought I'd share the step by step process of sewing felt patches in this post.

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I used dark and light blue felt with matching light blue floss for the edging. Using the font Typewriter, size 175, I printed a "3" and used it as my template. Below you can see how I pinned the felt and paper template on top of one another. Sewing on the paper, I followed the outline of the "3". 

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Pinned in place and ready to sew

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Removing the template 
After sewing all the way, around I removed the paper from the felt to reveal the stitched number. Then I used a seam ripper/scissors to cut through just the first layer of dark blue felt. I chalked in a circle around my number and trimmed it to size.

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Starting at the bottom of the patch a sewed a blanket stitch around the outside of the patch. This last step adds a nice finished look to the piece. 

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Blanket stitch around outside of patch

And for the final touch, I hot glued a strip of velcro to the backside of the patch so that it can be easily attached and removed to the crown with each future birthday.

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Felt number patches

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Birthday crown with patches

The girls are always excited to try on the felt crown for their birthday. It's become a fun tradition for our family. 


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