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How to make crown chair backers for your coronation party with our video tutorial

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How to make crown chair backers

The nation is gearing up to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III on 6 May 2023. And what better way to prepare than a simple craft project to make a street party decoration like these fun crown chair backers?

These crown chair backers are guaranteed to be a show-stopping adornment to your street party. Slip one over the back of each chair to add a bit of royal glamour to your celebrations!

Although it's a sewing project, these crowns don't require any previous crafting experience and can be made by hand without the use of a sewing machine.

And if you get the coronation craft bug, check out our favourite coronation craft kits – or check out how to knit your own King Charles with our free knitting pattern. Why not make more street party decorations with our Beefeater place settings and coronation serviettes.

Happy crafting!

You will need

How to make crown chair backers

Step 1

Measure the widest part of the chair that you'd like the backer to cover and add two centimetres. This will be the width of your crown.

Step 2

Using this measurement, draw a crown using black pen on your yellow felt and cut it out.

Step 3

Using the previous cut-out as a template, draw a second crown the same size on the felt and cut that out too.

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Imogen Cooper - Hearst Owned

Step 4

Pin the two crowns together using safety pins, with the side you drew round facing inwards, to avoid seeing any black pen.

Step 5

Stitch the two crowns together around the outside using the yellow embroidery thread. Use a simple running stitch and avoid stitching the base of the crown together – this goes over the back of your chair!

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Imogen Cooper - Hearst Owned

Step 6

Embellish your crown using red thread – we stitched crosses along the bottom and circles across the top to mimic jewels.

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Imogen Cooper - Hearst Owned

Step 7

Place the finished over the back of your chair and enjoy!

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Imogen Cooper - Hearst Owned

Are you having a coronation street party? Share your celebrations with us by tagging @primamag in your pictures on Instagram!

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