If you haven’t already noticed scrunchies have made a comeback in the past couple months. Everyone from my 7-year-old niece to the top fashion bloggers are using them. I grew up in the 90’s so scrunchies are a nostalgic accessory to me. I remember wanting one in every color and print to match my looks. It would have been nice to know how to sew back then and little reasons like this inspired me to learn. Well lucky for you, I’ve come up with a fun, hair-raising scrunchie tutorial. It’s a fun project that requires scrap material and those short ends of elastic you aren’t sure what to do with. Make several in all kinds of prints, colors, and materials… but watch out… you may make a bit too many!
- ¼ yard of fabric (preferably a material with a smooth touch like velvet, satin, or a soft cotton).
- ¼” elastic
- Fold a strip of fabric that measures 11” x 3”
- Mark off a 2” opening at midpoint (the not folded side)
- Sew from the center to the folded corner edge
- Repeat on the other side
- Clip down seam allowance (1/4” or so)
- Flip out through the opening
- Push out corners
- Fold in seam allowance and stitch opening closed
- Knot around the scrunchie (preferably around the scrunchie’s stitched edge)