Birthday crown appliqué design – I finally stitched it out straight!

By on September 7th, 2013
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School is back in session and the birthday parties have begun.  I think we have one every weekend for the next few weeks – but I’m not complaining.  Each birthday party provides an opportunity to make a new design or try out a new technique.

This week’s birthday party was for one of my son (the four-year-old Casanova’s) girlfriends, Maitland.  Since Maitland was turning 5, I thought the birthday crown design was perfectly age and occasion appropriate.  Now I just had to sew it on straight (unlike my last attempt).  Now that I mastered my folding technique for centering – all my projects are coming out a lot better.

Anywho… the shirt I got for Maitland was purple and the piece of fabric I used for the crown was a left over scrap from my daughter’s duvet cover.  I think it coordinated quite nicely with the silver stitching.

Prior to stitching it out I did do some fine tuning on the design to make sure it stitched out nicely.  Previously I had not been happy with the way the inner jewel circle was relating to the outer circle.  Once I made more overlap of the two shapes in the digitizing software the stitching looked SOOO much better.  Now that I am happy with the file – I saved it out for every letter of the alphabet as well as a plain crown and put it on my Etsy store.

Check out the birthday crown design (finally) on the Etsy store

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