There are several new friends in my neighborhood. I recently discovered Hazel Village animals. Usually stuffies (as they are known among sewing/crafty folks) don’t interest me that much. But the Hazel Village animals, with their hipster Brooklyn clothes, make me giggle like a 5 year old!
Hazel Village animals are well known for their “Industry and good cheer, every day and every year!” It’s their motto!! They love making handmade gifts for their friends in the forest. (Max Racoon made the necklaces that Josie Chipmunk and Oliver Mouse are wearing in the photo above).
Oliver decided he wanted to make some crowns to give to his friends. Here’s how he makes a crown.
Cut a piece of felt 9 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Cut triangle shaped points along one of the long sides of the piece of felt.
The “jewels” are flat craft buttons. He used Perle cotton embroidery thread to attach the buttons. He had to look in the sewing box a long time to find a needle with a wide enough eye. Fortunately, he found one! Oliver tied the ends of the Perle cotton threads on the back side of the crown to secure the buttons.
Oliver chose a star and some squares that looked liked jewels for one crown. Josie wanted to celebrate the all pollinating insects in the field, so she asked to have a flower on her crown.
Oliver had a me sew the two short ends of the felt together with a 1/4 inch seam on the sewing machine. Oliver has very good fine motor skills, but he hasn’t passed his basic sewing machine test yet. If you haven’t passed your sewing machine test yet either, stick-on hook-and-loop fastener (Velcro®) will work too. If you use the fasteners cut a 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide piece. The two ends of the crown will overlap. The rough loops go on the edge of RIGHT side of the crown and on other end, stick the soft fuzzy piece to the WRONG side of the crown.
Have fun making your crowns for your Hazel Village animals (or dolls)!
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