How to make hair scrunchies.

This is a tutorial for how to make hair scrunchies. This is a simple little make that is a great way of using leftover scraps from your sewing projects. You can make these equally as well in stretch fabrics as in woven. I love making them for my little girl from the pieces leftover after making her a dress or a top.

You could play around with different fabrics stretch velvet or sequins add a touch of glamour. For more practical scrunchies pieces of plain jersey or craft weight cotton make great versions.

scrunchies tutorial from Bobbins and buttons

You can also try different widths and lengths. These instructions show how to make a medium width scrunchie like the one in the picture.

How to make:

how to make a scrunchie from Bobbins and Buttons

Cut a rectangle of fabric 50cm long by 10cm wide.

Cut a piece of 7mm-1cm wide elastic 20cm long.

How to make a scrunchie from Bobbins and buttons

  1. With right sides together (RST) pin the two long edges together.

How to make a scrunchie from Bobbins and buttons

2. Sew a 1cm seam allowance starting approximately 8cm in from the upper short edge and finishing 8cm short of the lower edge. Reinforce well with back stitch at both start and finish.

3. Turn through to the right side and press so that the seam is in the centre.

How to make a scrunchie from Bobbins and buttons

4. With RST pin the two short edge together and stitch using a 1cm seam allowance.

How to make a scrunchie from Bobbins and buttons

5. Press this seam open or to one side.

How to make a scrunchie from Bobbins and buttons

6. Attach a safety pin to one end of your elastic and thread into the opening. Hold onto the other end of the elastic so it doesn’t disappear inside!

How to make a scrunchie from Bobbins and buttons

7. Check the elastic hasn’t twisted and lay one end over the other by approximately 2cms. Stitch the two ends together using a s zig-zag stitch or straight stitch. As long as the join is strong its not to important what it looks like.

How to make a scrunchie from Bobbins and buttons

8. Press the opening seams in line with the central seam. Stitch the opening closed approximately 2mm from the edge. Reinforce with back stitch at the start and finish.

How to make a scrunchie from Bobbins and buttons

How to make a scrunchie from Bobbins and buttons

 

 

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Julia Claridge

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I had my first go on a sewing machine, it was an old hand crank machine that my mum used with her patients, she was an occupational therapist. I still vividly remember watching with amazement as the tiny perfectly formed stitches were created as I turned the handle. I Grew up in the 70’s and 80’s when buying clothes was less affordable and dressmaking was an answer to updating your wardrobe more regularly. My own mother was a talented dressmaker who made most of my clothes and my sisters clothes as well as a many for herself. I soon got involved with making my clothes, I loved the whole experience of picking out fabrics, trims and a pattern to create a new outfit, then going home to make a new garment or outfit. When it came to leaving school I visited a careers advisor who asked what I wanted to do next. My answer was ..Sew! Read more...

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