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Tutorial: Downton Abbey-Inspired “Team Dowager” Badge

Tutorial: Downton Abbey-Inspired Team Dowager Badge | Red-Handled Scissors

When it comes to Downton Abbey, I stand firmly on Team Dowager. From the very first episode, I have been utterly smitten with Dame Maggie Smith’s crotchety character, and find myself wanting to high five and/or kiss her at least twice an episode. Are you crushing too? Head over to FaveCrafts to download my printable Team Dowager badge template, and show the Right Honourable Violet Crawley, Countess of Grantham some love! (Mind you, I strongly discourage any activity that might involve putting the printable in your pipe and smoking it.)

Tutorial: Downton Abbey-Inspired Team Dowager Badge | Red-Handled Scissors

Geek Crafts: Downton Abbey-Inspired “Team Dowager” Badge Tutorial

You’ve arrived the Geek Crafts column, your weekly dose of geeky goodness with Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors!

Now that we’ve been talking nerdy for a few weeks, I’m sure it will come as no surprise to you that I’m completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Not a day goes by that I don’t find myself wanting to hug Mr. Bates, scream at Lady Mary, or kiss the Dowager Countess full on the mouth! If you feel the same way, here’s a little something to keep you occupied while you wait for season three to start. I mean, who can resist the Dowager Countess and her amazing hats?!

Step 1
Print the Team Dowager hat template on cardstock and cut it out with your paper scissors. Then, using a permanent marker, fill in the hat shape with the color of your choice.

Step 2
Select your first embroidery floss color and fasten one end to the back of the template with scotch tape. Thread your embroidery needle with the free end

Tutorial: Downton Abbey-Inspired Team Dowager Badge | Red-Handled Scissors

Are you on Team Dowager? Head over to FaveCrafts to see the complete how-to!

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