Wondering what to do with those fabric scraps left over from bigger sewing projects? Sewing your own scrunchies is the perfect solution. It’s a great way of making use of those fabric scraps as well as being the perfect finishing touch to an outfit.


How to Sew a Hair Scrunchie

I’ve cut my fabric to 6″ wide by 30″ long. I’ve also cut a length of 5mm elastic 6″ long. I’ve pinned the end of the elastic to the wrong side of the fabric 3/4 of the way across. I’ve used a zig zag stitch to stitch the elastic in place.

How to Sew a DIY Hair Scrunchie - Step 1
How to Sew a DIY Hair Scrunchie – Step 1

I’ve pressed under about half an inch at the opposite end of the length of fabric.

How to Sew a DIY Hair Scrunchie - Step 2
How to Sew a DIY Hair Scrunchie – Step 2

Then I folded the fabric in half length ways

How to Sew a DIY Hair Scrunchie - Step 3
How to Sew a DIY Hair Scrunchie – Step 3

and stitched along the long edge.

How to Sew a DIY Hair Scrunchie - Step 4
How to Sew a DIY Hair Scrunchie – Step 4

The jumbo sized scrunchies are quite easy to turn right sides out with your fingers. Smaller sizes would need help from a loop turner.

How to Sew a DIY Hair Scrunchie - Step 5
How to Sew a DIY Hair Scrunchie – Step 5

The un-stitched end of the elastic is inserted into the other end of the scrunchie. And the pressed hem pulled over the join. Then a simple line of stitching through the fabric and elastic.


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I do hope this sewing project inspires you to have a go at sewing your own scrunchies. Follow me on your favourite social media channel to see more craft projects like this.

How to Sew a DIY Hair Scrunchie - Step
How to Sew a DIY Hair Scrunchie

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Bridie @ Heart Hearth and Crafting

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