Simple Scrunchie

I’m sure everyone used to wear a scrunchie at school – well the good news is that with the revival of 90s grunge fashions and 80s neons, scrunchies are making a come back! This tutorial shows you a really simple way to make one – I promise it will take less than half an hour!

I can wait to take mine to Glastonbury this year to complete my festival look 🙂

You will need:

  • 16 x 5 inch strip of fabric
  • 7 inch piece of elastic
  • Safety pin


Step 1:

Cut a length of fabric 16 by 5 inches, iron and fold in half lengthwise with the righ sides together.

Step 2:

Leave a 5mm gap at wither end and stitch along the long edge of the fabric. Turn right side out.

Step 3:

Attach the safety pin to the elastic and use to pull the elastic through the length of fabric. When you come out the other side hold the elastic together with one hand and you’ll see the scrunchie has started to bunch up. With my other hand I just neatened out the bunching until I liked how it looked!

Step 4:

Stich the elastic together (by hand or machine).


Step 5:

Now this is the slightly fiddly bit. Put one end of the scrunchie inside the other and then fold over a hem on the bit of the scrunchie which is on the outside. Hand stitch around the the fabric – take care not to sew through all the layers, you just want to sew the fabric closed keeping the inside bit hollow.


Step 6:

Get your hair up in a high ponytail and rock out your new scrunchie!!

Happy Crafting 🙂

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