How to Make a Bow Scrunchie With Personalized Name Embroidery

HTTL handmade
by HTTL handmade
11 Materials
2 Hours

Do you have fabric scraps that you don’t want to throw away? Perhaps you have an event coming up, and you’d like to add a lovely personal touch for all the guests?

Whatever the reason, I’ll show you how to make a bow scrunchie from scratch. I’ve made two parts to this tutorial; the first demonstrates how to make a regular DIY scrunchie and, lastly, how to sew a bow scrunchie with a personalized name tag.

Page down, and let me show you how it’s done!

Tools and materials:

  • Linen fabric
  • Interfacing
  • Measuring tape
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Pins
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needles
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Elastic
  • Iron

How to make a basic scrunchie

Cutting and sewing a strip of fabric

1. Cut and sew

Cut a strip of fabric that measures 4 x 30 inches. Then, fold the strip right sides facing and sew a straight line across the raw edges. 

Turning the fabric right sides out

Using a pen or chopstick, turn the strip right sides out. You now have a casing for the DIY scrunchie.

Measuring the elastic

Inserting the elastic into the casing

2. Insert elastic

Next, insert a piece of elastic through the casing. Pin a safety pin to one end of the elastic to make the process easier. 

Tying the ends of the elastic together

Tie the ends of the elastic into a knot. 

Sewing the DIY scrunchie

3. Stitch the ends

Align the raw edge of the fabric and sew to secure. 

How to make a basic scrunchie

This is what the basic DIY scrunchie looks like. 

How to make a bow scrunchie

Measuring fabric for the bow scrunchie

1. Cut and sew

Now, let’s spruce things up and give this scrunchie a more personalized touch. First, cut a piece of fabric measuring 7 x 12 inches. 

Drawing lines for the name embroidery

Fold it in half, lengthwise, and draw four diagonal evenly spaced lines on one end. This is where you’ll write the name. 

Writing the name for the embroidery

2. Write the name

Now, write the name along these lines with a pen, as shown. 

Making a personalized embroidered scrunchie

3. Embroider the name

Place an embroidery hoop around the name to stretch the fabric; then hand-sew along the letters. If you have an embroidery machine, you can certainly use that to cut back on time. 

Embroidered scrunchie

It looks so beautiful, don’t you think? 

Pressing the fabric with an iron

4. Press the fabric

Remove the embroidery hoop and press the fabric. 

Cutting the diagonal line

5. Assemble the embroidered scrunchie

Cut the first diagonal line off the folded end. 

DIY hair scrunchie with bow

Fold the strip in half and cut the other end. Like this, both corners will be symmetrical. 

Sewing around, leaving a small gap

Fold the piece right sides facing, pin all around, and sew. Leave a small gap in the middle, as shown. 

Turning the scrunchie right sides out

Turn the scrunchie right sides out through the small gap you left open. 

Pressing the fabric

Press the fabric to smooth out the edges. 

Feeding the basic scrunchie through the hole

Take your existing scrunchie and feed the embroidered piece through the hole. Then, tie the bow with the embroidered ends. 

How to make a bow scrunchie

How to make a bow scrunchie tutorial

How cute is this personalized add-on? I love this DIY hair scrunchie with a bow. It will work really well as party favors or special events. Thanks for joining me, and I hope you now know how to make a bow scrunchie seamlessly. Good luck! 

Suggested materials:
  • Linen fabric
  • Interfacing
  • Measuring tape
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