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Fashion Zipper Headband

By: Coats and Clark

Once you know how to make a fabric headband, you'll love this special trendy twist. Just add a zipper and you have a fashionable Coats and Clark accessory little girls will love to wear. Here's an easy way to jazz up an otherwise ordinary hairdo.

Fashion Zipper Headband     Fashion Zipper Headband

Supplies:

  • Coats Fashion separating zipper, color 972 Pink
  • Camo, 24”
  • Coats Dual Duty XP All Purpose thread, color 6170,
  • Green Linen
  • Fabric covered headband, 3/8” wide
  • Hand sewing needle and scissors
  • Optional: Glue gun and glue sticks


Steps:

  1. Separate the zipper. Cut a 12” piece of the remaining zipper with the end and slider. Set 12” piece aside. Be careful not to let the slider slide off the cut end!
     
  2. Using the zipper side without the slider, start at the left end of the headband and wrap the zipper around the end to secure. Wrap in a spiral fashion to the other end of the headband. Depending on the size of the headband, it may be necessary to use the cut piece of zipper without the slider to completely cover the band. Cut any excess zipper leaving enough to tuck under the last wrap. Thread a hand sewing needle and double the thread. Hand sew the zipper to the headband on the underside of the headband.
     
  3. Sew a line of running stitches by hand along the edge of the 12" piece of zipper tape pulling up thestitches to gather as you sew. When the zipper gathers to make a full circle, tack the end behind the right side.Continue to sew running stitches and gather the remaining length. Secure the plasticized end behind the final ruffle with a few stitches.
     
  4. Arrange the ruffled zipper to look like the photo and sew a few hand stitches to hold in places. Sew the rosette to the headband at a perky angle.

Option:
A plastic headband may be used instead of a fabric covered band. If using a plastic band, in step 2, glue the zipper in place as it is wrapped around the band.

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