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.
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:
Cut a rectangle of fabric 50cm long by 10cm wide.
Cut a piece of 7mm-1cm wide elastic 20cm long.
- With right sides together (RST) pin the two long edges together.
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.
4. With RST pin the two short edge together and stitch using a 1cm seam allowance.
5. Press this seam open or to one side.
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!
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.
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.