Easy Last-minute DIY Christmas Gifts

8 Materials
20 Minutes

If you’re running short of time or money, scrunchies make great last-minute DIY Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.

They’re fun, quick and easy to sew from fabric scraps. Make one with me!

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric scraps
  • 3/8 inch wide elastic
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Safety pin
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Labels (optional)

1. Fabric

Cut a strip of fabric 22 inches long by 4 inches wide. You can make it wider for a giant scrunchie.


2. Fold 

Fold it in half lengthways with the right side inside, and pin.

Folding fabric

Fold a quarter inch at one end to the wrong side.


3. Sew

Sew the long edge, taking a quarter inch seam allowance.

Turning fabric

4. Turn

Use the safety pin to turn it right side out.

Pressing fabric

Press well with the seam in the center.

Adding elastic

5. Elastic

Cut your elastic to 9 inches in length.

Adding elastic

Use the safety pin again to thread it through the scrunchie.

Adding elastic

Overlap the ends of the elastic and sew them together.

Joining ends

6. Join

Push the end with the raw edge inside the folded end.

Joining ends

Sew them together through the elastic.

Joining ends

Easy last-minute DIY Christmas gift

Easy last-minute DIY Christmas gift

Pop the finished scrunchies in a cute little bag in sets of toning colors.

Or make some labels with a Cricut or similar and attach them.

Either way, your friends will be delighted with the gifts.

Make some for yourself while you’re at it!

Suggested materials:
  • Fabric scraps
  • 3/8 inch wide elastic
  • Pins
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