Scrunchies Are all the rage and you won’t believe how easy they are to make! Learn How To Make A Scrunchie in just a few minutes!
How To Make A Scrunchie
I grew up with my mom teaching me how to make scrunchies, headbands, hair bows (I’m looking at you plastic bows with small objects inside), but when the trend faded out, I moved on, never to look back.
Or so I thought.
I never imagined in a million years that I would be teaching my daughter the same things my mom taught all those years ago!
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Here is the written tutorial on how to make a scrunchie –
How To Make A Scrunchie In Minutes
- fabric strips cut to 3.5 x 22 inches
- measuring tape or ruler
- chalk or colored pencil (to mark your fabric)
- thin elastic, 7-9 inches long*
- matching thread
- safety pins
- straw (You can use paper or thicker plastic ones – the bendy straws were not great, but would work in a pinch)
- sewing machine or needle (these can totally be made by hand stitching!)
*To measure the correct length of your elastic, wrap it around your wrist.
- Measure your fabric using a measuring tape and marking with chalk. Cut it out.
- Measure and cut your elastic. Set aside
- Lay your fabric flat, then fold over one of the short ends of the fabric, approx. 1/4 of an inch, and sew a straight line along the edge. Repeat on the other side.
- Sew a straight line down the long side.
- Now you have a tube of fabric that is inside out. To flip your fabric, slide a straw inside the tube, then secure it to one of the ends with a safety pin. Push the safety pin end of the straw into the hole of the fabric, then pull through.
- Once flipped, detach your straw and iron your fabric strip flat.
- Attach 2 safety pins to the end of your elastic (one on each side) and pin one of them to one of the short ends of your fabric.
- Then thread the other safety pin through the fabric hole until it comes out the other side. Now you have a tube of fabric with elastic inside, coming out of both ends.
- Carefully unpin the elastic from the fabric and tie the two ends of the elastic together in a knot.
- Remove the safety pins from the elastic, and then tuck one fabric end into the other.
- Carefully sew the ends together with a straight stitch along the fabric edge that shows.
- Cut off all your long threads, and you’re done!!
It may seem like a lot of steps, but they don’t take much time at all! Once you get the hang of it, you will be a Scrunchie PRO, knocking them out in less than 10 min each!
We recommend using a linen-like cotton fabric for beginners. A knit will be more difficult because of the stretching that happens. But once you master How To Make A Scrunchie, you can totally get creative with the different fabrics! We made a faux leather one and it’s seriously my favorite! (Just make sure you have the correct sewing needle in your machine to handle it. And go SLOW. So worth it.)