2 Ways to Make a DIY Scrunchie

Sonella Go
by Sonella Go
6 Materials
20 Minutes

Scrunchies are the perfect way to add a retro detail to your style. I, for one, have been loving the scrunchie trend! I always have a ton of scrap fabric sitting around so I thought, why not use it to make a tutorial on DIY scrunchies? I’ll be showing you 2 methods to make these fabulous hair accessories.

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Hair ties
  • Safety pin
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
Cut the fabric

Before you begin working on your DIY scrunchies, you will need some strips of scrap fabric. These two pieces are both 4 inches thick but one is 20 inches long and the other is 16 inches long. 

Buy hair ties

You will, of course, also need some hair ties. 

How to sew hair scrunchies

Hem the fabric 

The first step is folding in the edges of the fabric twice and hemming them. 

DIY scrunchie with hair elastic

Sew around the hair tie 

Next, sandwich the hair tie in between the fabric. In this step, the right side of the fabric should be touching the hair tie.

No-sew DIY hair scrunchies

Then go ahead and sew as close to the edge as possible. You should leave a gap and not sew the edges of the fabric strip together. 

Hair scrunchie tutorial

Turn the fabric 

To turn the fabric out, take a safety pin and pin it to one end of the scrunchie. Turn the pin so that it is inside and pull it through until you reach the other side. 

Overlap the ends

Sew closed the gap 

To close the gap, put one end inside the other and sew.

Easy hair scrunchie pattern

For the second method repeat the same steps as the first but rather than sewing the ends together with the machine, hand sew the ends of the scrunchie together. 

No-sew hair scrunchies

These scrunchies are not only the best way to make use of scrap fabric but they are an awesome accessory as well! 

Suggested materials:
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Hair ties
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