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DIY Scrunchie Tutorial

Scrunchies are back in a big way and sewists rejoice as they are a great way of using up small pieces of fabric – make one to match every new garment! I have put together a tutorial for a basic scrunchie but you can definitely get a bit more creative and add a bow or maybe use piping along the long edge.


Gather together all your supplies, you will need.

– Fabric 45cm x 9cm

– 6mm wide elastic cut to 20cm

– Safety pin

– Matching Thread

– Scissors

– Sewing Machine

Fold the fabric in half along the longest edge right sides together. Leaving 5cm at either end sew along the long edge using a 1.5cm seam allowance, backstitching at either end.

Turn the tube right side out.

Pulling the ends out slightly, pin and stitch them right sides together using a 1.5cm seam allowance. Backstitch at the ends. 

Pull outwards so that the raw edge turns inside and the seam edges tuck themselves in.

Attach the safety pin to the elastic and begin to thread it through the tube. 

Pin the other end of the elastic to the fabric at the opening to stop it disappearing through the tube. 

Pull the ends of the elastic away from the fabric. Overlap the ends slightly and stitch together.

Finally sew the gap closed. You can either hand stitch this using a slipstitch or topstitch it closed by machine. 

That’s it, scrunchie is ready to be worn or wrapped up as a gift.