Quick DIY Bow Scrunchies to Make With Scrap Fabric

8 materials
$1
30 Minutes
Easy



If you have some scrap fabric that is too pretty to go to waste, sewing a few of these DIY scrunchies is a great way to use it. With just a few basic tools and materials, you can make this scrunchie, which I think is absolutely adorable, and such a fun accessory to wear. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Scrap fabric
  • Elastic
  • Two safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric chalk or pen
  • Sewing machine
Cut the fabric

Prepare the fabric for the scrunchy

I started by cutting a piece of fabric that was 50 centimeters (19.5 inches) long, and eight centimeters (three and a quarter inches) wide.

Fold and pin the fabric

Fold, pin and sew 

I folded the fabric in half lengthwise, and then pinned and sewed the long edges together, leaving the ends open.

Attach a safety pin on one end

Turn the fabric right side out

To hide the seam, I attached a safety pin to one open end of the fabric and pushed the pin through to the other open end.

Pull the safety pin through the fabric


I scrunched the fabric over the pin until the pin came out the other side.

Pull the pin out the other end


Then I pulled the pin through, pulling the fabric through after it, and turning it right side out.

Iron the fabric and prepare the elastic

Iron the fabric and cut the elastic

I ironed the fabric flat and prepared a 12 centimeter (four and three-quarter inches) length of elastic.

Insert the elastic

Insert the elastic into the fabric

I attached a safety pin to one end of the elastic, and inserted it into one open end of the fabric, using it to move the elastic along the inside.

Pin the elastic on one end


Once the elastic was inside the fabric strip, I used a second safety pin to attach the other end of the elastic to the opening of the fabric strip, so it would stay in place, and not get pulled all the way through the strip.

Pull the elastic to the other end


Then I guided the first safety pin all the way through the fabric, scrunching the fabric over the elastic until the safety pin came out the other end.

Sew the elastic together

Sew the ends of the elastic together

I removed the safety pins from both ends of the elastic and sewed the ends of the elastic together.

Sew the ends of the fabric together

Sew the ends of the fabric strip together

I tucked one open end of the fabric into the other open end and stitched it closed.

Cut fabric for the bow

Prepare the fabric for the bow

Next, I cut a piece of fabric 60 centimeters (23.5 inches) long and ten centimeters (four inches) wide.

Fold the fabric in half lengthwise

Fold the fabric

I folded the fabric in half lengthwise.

Measure and mark three centimeters

Measure three centimeters (one inch)

I measured three centimeters (one inch) from either end of the fabric strip and marked it with a fabric pen.

Cut the ends of the fabric

Cut a diagonal piece off either end

From the three centimeter marks, cut a diagonal piece from either end. The cuts should be parallel to each other. On one end, I began the cut on the open edge of the fabric and cut towards the corner of the folded edge. And on the other end of the fabric, I began the cut from the folded edge and cut towards the corner of the open edge.

Leave an opening


Pin and sew the fabric

I pinned the fabric together along the open edges, including the short edges, but left a gap in the middle of the long edge. This opening will allow me to turn the fabric right side out, once it’s sewn together. 

Sew the fabric for the bow

Sew it together

I sewed the fabric for the bow closed, making sure to leave an opening in the center.

 

Push the ends in with a scissor

Turn the fabric right side out

Using the tip of a scissor, I pushed the fabric from the end of the strip towards the opening in the center and pulled the end through. Then I repeated the process on the other side of the strip.

  

Straighten the corners


Push the corners out

Again using the scissor, I inserted the point into the opening in the middle of the fabric and pushed the tip into the corners to make the corners sharp and neat. I repeated this process on both ends of the fabric.

Iron the fabric


Iron the fabric

I ironed the fabric flat.

Close the gap

Sew up the opening

Now that I no longer needed the opening, I sewed it closed. Then it was time to put everything together!

How to make bow scrunchies

Tie the bow onto the scrunchy

I pulled the fabric for the bow through the middle of the scrunchie and tied a bow over the exposed seam, where I had sewn the ends together.

DIY scrunchie with bow

Make everything nice and neat

I played around with the fabric to make sure everything looked neat and straight and even.

Easy bow scrunchie pattern


And now I have this adorable bow scrunchie. It’s the perfect accessory to add a gentle, romantic vibe to your look. Did you find this bow scrunchie tutorial helpful? Let me know!

Suggested materials:

  • Scrap fabric
  • Elastic
  • Two safety pins
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