How to make a headband- Zig Zag Tutorial

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I know there are so many tutorials for headbands out there.  This is my spin on how to make a headband– a zig zag headband.  If you’re anything like me, you already have all the things you need on hand to make it.

Here’s what you need:

Pick out a scrap of fabric and coordinating scrap of felt.   
Here’s what I chose:

Cut fabric into 2 pieces of 3″x1″.
Face fabric pieces back to back.
Using a 5/8″ seam, sew a the inside of the rectangle.

It should look something like this-
easy, peasy right?

Using your pinking shears, cut an outline around the rectangle.

Squeeze together a section in the middle of
the rectangle to create a pleat:

Sew a straight line to create the pleat:

Cut out the coordinating piece of felt to approx 2″ x 1 1/2″. 
Cut out two triangles on the ends of the felt like so:

Layer the zig zagged bow on top the felt.
Sew another straight line over the original pleated stitches
to sew the two pieces together:

Using your glue gun, make a line of glue on the
back of the felt and lay your headband onto that line.

Next take a small piece of felt (2″x1″) and the headband.
Wrap the small felt square around the bow and the headband.

Glue it into place.
Cut another piece of felt to place over the
back of the headband to finish it off.
Glue that on the back of the headband like so:

And there you have the finished Zig Zag Headband:

Finished product on my favorite model:

Doesn’t she looked thrilled to be modeling?
This post was originally written for a guest post last year, I’m finally sharing it here!


  1. says

    Super cute Mique! I love it. I just want to tell you how much I love your blog (and have since the beginning)….you do such a beautiful job on everything you create and keeping this going along with the Queen Bee Market. I am always amazed at all you do. Thank you for being a continued inspiration after all these years of following your blog.

    • Mique says

      Tasha- this is the sweetest comment ever. I really needed it. ;) I don’t keep everything together all the time and am constantly trying to find a good balance. Thank you for being supportive from the beginning!! I really really appreciate it! xoxo