Hair scrunchies – the perfect accessory for tying up your hair, or adorning your wrist. They are so easy to make with just a little bit of fabric and some elastic. Learn how to make a scrunchie with our step-by-step tutorial!
Making your own scrunchies is so easy and inexpensive. You can make two scrunchies from a fat quarter of fabric. A great stash busting project and good use of those prints with great colors! Make one for you, and give one as a gift!
Hair scrunchies are an easy sewing project and would be a great project to teach kids to sew. And, it doesn’t take long — start to finish is less than 20 minutes which makes this a perfect project for the child who wants to learn to sew, but not ready for a complex (and long) project. Learn how to sew a scrunchie with our directions!
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Make one for every outfit! Add a pop of color, or just make utilitarian scrunchies for heading to your workout.
Which elastic is best for scrunchies?
I prefer 1/4-inch elastic to make hair scrunchies. It seems to be the perfect size to be able to twist around your hair to make either a pony tail or a messy bun. If you go with wider elastic, it is hard to twist around your hair. Thinner elastic tends to wrap around your hair too much and sometimes will tangle in your hair.
How can I adjust this hair scrunchie tutorial for thick hair? Or thin hair?
If you hair is thicker, you might want to increase the length of both the fabric and the elastic. Try extending the fabric by about 2 to 3 inches in length and making the elastic about 1-inch longer. This will give you more fabric and stretch to the scrunchie.
For thin hair, the basic fabric dimensions and elastic may be way too much. Try narrowing the fabric width by about 1/2 to 3/4 inch and reduce the length of the fabric, too. Then, use about 1-inch less of elastic while sewing the scrunchie.
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