A Super Scrapbuster Scrunchie!

by Sally
1 Material
15 Minutes

All us crafty sewists know that scraps can really build up when you’re sewing up a storm!

This simple scrunchie tutorial will help use up your spare fabric and elastic pieces to make a quick accessory that’s perfect as a gift - to others or just for you!

You will need a piece of fabric, thread, pins and a sewing machine as well as a small piece of elastic, approximately 10 cm.

The size of the scrap will affect the size of the scrunchie. I like to use pieces that are 40x10 cm.

I am using a viscose challis here but most woven fabrics will work for this pattern.

By hand or on the sewing machine, secure the two ends of the elastic together.

With right sides together, enclose the elastic within the long sides of the fabric. Secure with pins or clips, and stitch along the long edge with a 1cm seam allowance. Backstitch at both ends and leave the short ends open.

Trim the seam allowance to around half the width

Turn the scrunchie the right side out. We’re getting there!

Turn one of the short edges of the tube in on itself wrong sides together. Tuck the raw edges of the other end inside. Pin and edge stitch down this seam to secure.

And that’s it! Your scrunchie scrapbuster is all done 😍

Enjoy wearing your new scrunchie!

Suggested materials:
  • Viscose challis   (Rainbow Fabrics Kilburn)

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