2 Different Ways to Easily Make a DIY Scrunchie

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$5
1 Hour
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Today, I am going to show you how to make DIY scrunchies using your scraps. The guidelines for making these scrunchies are super easy. All you need to know is that your fabric needs to be anywhere from 18 to 24 inches long and about three to four inches wide. They are going to look so cute!

Tools and materials:

  • Sewing machine
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Fabric
  • Elastic
  • Safety pins
  • Pins
  • Iron


DIY scrunchie method 1

Cutting fabric for the DIY scrunchie

1. Cut out the fabric

Cut out your desired piece of fabric to 22 inches long by 3.5 inches wide. We are leaving a quarter-inch seam allowance.

Folding fabric right sides together

2. Fold your fabric

Fold your fabric lengthwise so that the right sides are together.

How to make a scrunchie DIY

3. Prep the ends

Fold back one edge so that it is a clean-finished edge, then pin it.

Pressing the edge with an iron

Press this edge with an iron.

Sewing the DIY scrunchie

4. Pin and sew

Pin the rest of the fabric down its length, then sew along the pins.

Turning the fabric

5. Turn the fabric right side out

Pin a safety pin to the edge of your now sewn-up fabric and tuck it inside.


Using your fingers, you are going to guide and pull the safety pin through and out the other side so that you now have turned your fabric right side out.

Feeding elastic through the DIY scrunchie

6. Add the elastic

Attach the safety pin to your elastic and gently feed it through the tube until it comes out of the other side.

Tying the ends of the elastic

7. Tuck in the knot

Tie the ends of the elastic into a knot and tuck it into the scrunchies so that it doesn’t get in your way when you sew it together.

Making DIY hair scrunchies

8. Finish the scrunchie

Stitch the scrunchie shut with your sewing machine.

DIY scrunchie

You’re done! This method is a bit simpler but it is super easy and will get you a basic scrunchie quite fast.


DIY scrunchie method 2

Folding the fabric

1. Fold the fabric

Fold the fabric lengthwise with the right sides facing each other.

Pinning the fabric down its length

2. Prep for sewing

Pin the fabric down its length, but this time make sure to leave the center open.

Sewing the fabric

3. Sew up the fabric

Sew up the fabric along the pins. Remember to leave the center open.

Turning the fabric with a safety pin

4. Turn inside out

Pin a safety pin to one edge and pull it through the tube to the other edge but not through it.

DIY how to make scrunchies

5. Stitch up the edge

Lay the fabric with the stitching along the length flat against your surface so that the edges create a circle shape. Hand-sew the edges shut with a running stitch.

Make sure the stitch is very small and about a quarter-inch from the edge of the fabric.

Turning the fabric right sides out

6. Turn the fabric right side out

Pull everything out through the center hole so that the fabric is right side out.

Inserting the elastic

7. Add the elastic

Attach the safety pin to your elastic and gently feed it through the tube until it comes around to the other side.

Tying the elastic ends in a knot

8. Tuck in the elastic

Tie the ends of the elastic into a knot and tuck it into the scrunchie that it doesn’t get in your way when you sew it together.

Sewing the hole in the center closed

9. Sew the center closed

Hand stitch the center hole shut using a slip stitch.

DIY hair scrunchies

How to make a DIY scrunchie tutorial

That’s it, two methods to make a scrunchie! Use whichever method you prefer, either way you will have a cute and artsy homemade scrunchie. You can wear these in your hair or on your wrist.


Let me know in the comments below if you try this at home!

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  • Needle
  • Thread
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  • Tds22179681 Tds22179681 on Dec 11, 2021

    I have made clothes since age 2. I cut vest for tiny frogs my mother and I found eating insects @ fire department lights at LAKE Sherwood in Ca. I used LONG THIN METAL HOOKS TO PULL THE ELASTIC THROUGH THE CRUNCHY instead of the safety pin. My mom sewed Cowboy outfits & garments for the Western pictures we were in 1946-1958.

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