How to make hair scrunchies

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  • It’s so easy to make your own DIY hair scrunchies, all you need is some fabric and a piece of elastic.

    Make your own stylish set of scrunchies from whatever fabric you have.

    We’ve made ours with plain and patterned cottons, but for something a little swankier, how about stitching yours in silk or velvet?

    Whatever fabric you make your scrunchies from, they’re sure to add a fun and chic look to your hairstyle. Jazz up a ponytail or add the finishing touch to your topknot with this simple sewing tutorial.

    This is a great beginner project if you’ve just started using a sewing machine or want to teach little ones how to use one. Kids will love creating their own accessories and sharing their latest creations with friends and family. If you like to be experimental with your hair, take a look at our fun guide on how to dye hair with tissue paper.

    To make hair scrunchies you will need:

    • A piece of plain or patterned fabric, cotton fabric is the easiest to sew
    • 6mm wide piece of elastic
    • Matching sewing thread
    • Scissors
    • Pins
    • Safety pin

    How to make hair scrunchies

    How to make hair scrunchies:

    1. Make sure to press your fabric before beginning the project. First, cut a 10x50cm strip from the fabric. If you’re making a batch of hair scrunchies, cut out more than one strip of fabric.

    How to make hair scrunchies

    2. Then fold the fabric in half lengthwise with right sides facing. Pin and sew along the raw edge with a 1cm seam allowance. Turn the tube of fabric right sides out.

    How to make hair scrunchies

    3. Cut a 20cm piece of elastic and attach a safety pin to one end.

    How to make hair scrunchies

    4. Thread the elastic through the fabric tube and tie the ends of the elastic into a knot to secure.

    How to make hair scrunchies

    5. Fold one end of the fabric tube under by 1cm. Tuck the other end of fabric inside and pin the layers together. You can either machine stitch across the seam to secure or, for a neater finish, hand stitch along the turned edge for an almost invisible seam. For this you’ll need a hand sewing needle and some matching sewing thread.

    How to make hair scrunchies