How to Sew Hair Scrunchies - Quick & Easy Scrap Fabric Project

8 Materials
1 Hour

DIY hair scrunchies come in super handy, especially as adorable homemade gifts. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to sew hair scrunchies in a super-easy and fast way.

This is the perfect tutorial if you have scrap fabric lying around or want to really spruce up your style and make a scrunchie to complement your outfit by using the same fabric or color palette.

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Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Elastic
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Pins
Scrunchie sewing pattern

1. Cut the pattern

So, the scrunchie sewing pattern is pretty straightforward. All you need to do is cut a piece of fabric that measures 4.3 x 26 inches. 

How to make hair scrunchies

2. Fold the fabric

Fold the fabric lengthwise and stitch the ends together. 

Folding the circle of fabric

You should now have a circle to work with. At the seam line, fold the fabric together, as shown. 

Making DIY hair scrunchies

Then, pull the back layer from underneath over the folded top layer to meet the bottom of the layer underneath. 

Sewing scrunchies

3. Sew the scrunchie

Pin the middle section, leaving the ends open. Then, sew to secure. You should be sewing through two layers.

This is where the technique gets interesting. As you sew through the two layers, pull the inner two layers and carry on sewing the outer layers once you reach the end.

This technique is pretty easy, and it allows you to sew the outer edges effortlessly. Be sure to leave a gap so you can turn the piece inside out. 

Tip: Watch my video from 1:02 minutes to see this technique in action. 

How to sew a scrunchie

Here’s your fabric piece! Sewing a scrunchie is super simple with this trick!

Cutting a piece of elastic for the scrunchie

4. Add the elastic

Now, cut an elastic that’s 6 inches long. 

Threading the elastic through the scrunchie

Pin a safety pin to one end of the elastic and insert it through the gap. Push the safety pin through the whole circle piece.

Tying the elastic in a knot

Remove the safety pin and tie a knot. Make sure the knot is super tight by pulling and tugging at the elastic. 

Cutting the end of the elastic

Cut the excess elastic at the tip. 

Sewing the gap in the scrunchie closed

5. Close the gap

One more step before you complete your DIY scrunchie. Head back to your sewing machine and stitch the gap closed. 

Pink DIY scrunchie on a wrist

3 DIY scrunchies

How to sew hair scrunchies

Your DIY scrunchie is complete! It’s so easy to make. It’s seriously a great accessory to have and it’s also the perfect solution to put those fabric scraps to good use. Enjoy!

To see more of my DIY sewing tutorials, follow me on TikTok  @tugbaisler.

Suggested materials:
  • Fabric
  • Elastic
  • Sewing machine
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