How to Make Your Own Scrunchies

Learn how to make your own scrunchies with this easy beginner sewing tutorial!

There are so many ways to make your own scrunchies including these 3 easy ways to sew scrunchies using your sewing machine.

Scrunchies are a great afternoon sewing project to make using leftover pieces of fabric from other projects. Once you learn how simple these are to make you will find yourself sewing matching scrunchies for all of your DIY outfits.

I have made 3 different types of scrunchies all with different finishings. There is a bow tie scrunchie, a medium scrunchie, and an oversized scrunchie.

To make these accessories you just need a few simple sewing supplies

SCRUNCHIE MAKING SUPPLIES

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My personal favourite is the bow tie, I think it’s so sweet and it’s a little bit different to your everyday style. You can find a downloadable pattern in my subscriber only library. Simply sign up to my mailing list and you will get access to this pattern and lots of other freebies.

Scrunchie making tips

  • If you want to make scrunchies quickly follow my oversized scrunchie method.
  • Fabrics like linen, cotton, rayon tend to sit better as the fabric has more structure to it.
  • Use skinny elastic that will be strong enough to stay in your hair when worn.
  • Look out for small pieces of vintage fabrics or bed linens at thrift stores.

Bow Tie Scrunchie

This scrunchie is closed by simply sewing the tube closed and stitching over the elastic. The seam is hidden by the bow tie.

How to Make Your Own Scrunchies bow tie scrunchies

Begin by cutting out our scrunchie pattern. I love to use my rotary cutter for smaller projects because it’s quicker, you can find the one I enjoy using here. Cut out 1 x scrunchie piece and 2 x bow ties.

Right sides together, sew around the bow tie with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving a small opening to turn through to the right sides. Cut some nicks around the bow edges to help the curves sit nicer when turned through. Turn through the bow tie to the right sides and press flat. Stitch up the small opening.

Fold the scrunchy piece in half lengthwise. Fold back 1/4 inch on one end and pin along the open edge at the top. Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Using a safety pin turn the scrunchie through to the right sides.

How to Make Your Own Scrunchies all 3 scrunchies turned through to the right sides

Right sides together, sew around the bow tie with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving a small opening to turn through to the right sides. Cut some nicks around the bow edges to help the curves sit nicer when turned through. Turn through the bow tie to the right sides and press flat. Stitch up the small opening.

Fold the scrunchy piece in half lengthwise. Fold back 1/4 inch on one end and pin along the open edge at the top. Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Using a safety pin turn the scrunchie through to the right sides.

Pop the raw edge of the scrunchie tube into the folded end and pin. Sew down to close the seam. Tie the bow around the seam to hide the stitching.

How to Make Your Own Scrunchies bow tie

Medium sizeD SCRUNCHIE

This scrunchie is closed by hand sewing the seam closed.

Cut out a rectangle of fabric 20″ x 6″ (51cm x 15cm). Fold in half and pin to hold in place. Fold over one end 1/4 inch and pin in place.

Sew along the pinned edge with a 1/4 inch seam allowance to close the scrunchie tube. Press flat. Using a safety pin turn the scrunchie through to the right sides.

Place elastic around your wrist or cut as measured above. Thread the elastic through the scrunchie tube and tie it off with a knot.

Pop the raw edge of scrunchie tube into the folded end and pin. Hand stitch the opening closed.

How to Make Your Own Scrunchies medium size

OverSIZEd SCRUNCHIE

This scrunchie is made using a turning through method and a small opening that is sewn shut last.

Cut out a rectangle of fabric 20″ x 10″ (51cm x 26cm). Fold in half and pin to hold in place. Sew along the pinned edge 3″ (8cm)with a 1/4 inch seam allowance then stop sewing and leave a small opening about 2″ (5cm) wide.

Continue sewing the seam to close the scrunchie tube. Press flat. Using a safety pin turn the scrunchie through to the right sides.

Turn the short edge of the scrunchie through the hole so the wrong sides are showing. Pull the other end through the hole and up inside the shorter end. The ends should now be facing right sides together. Pin around the circular ends and pin in place.

I recommend watching my video tutorial for this step!

Sew around the ends with a 1/4 inch seam allowance to join and pull through to the right sides. The end seams will be cleanly enclosed in the scrunchie.

Place elastic around your wrist or cut as measurements above. Thread the elastic through the hole in the scrunchie tube and tie off with a knot. Stitch opening closed.

How to Make Your Own Scrunchies oversized
Yield: 3 Scrunchies

How to Make Scrunchies

How to Make Scrunchies

Learn how to make your own scrunchies with this easy beginner sewing tutorial!

There are so many ways to make your own scrunchies including these 3 easy ways to sew scrunchies using your sewing machine.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5-$10

Materials

  • Pieces of cotton or silk fabric
  • 5-6" Thin elastic per scrunchie
  • Scrunchie pattern for bow tie style (read above on where to find the download)

Tools

  • Safety pin
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • Pins

Instructions

BOW TIE SCRUNCHIE

  1. Cut out 1 x scrunchie piece and 2 x bow ties.
  2. Fold the scrunchy piece in half lengthwise. Fold back 1/4 inch on one end and pin along the open edge at the top.
  3. Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Using a safety pin turn the scrunchie through to the right sides.
  4. Place elastic around your wrist or cut as dimensions above. Thread the elastic through the scrunchie tube and tie it off with a knot.
  5. Pop the raw edge of the scrunchie tube into the folded end and pin. Sew down to close the seam. Tie the bow around the seam to hide the stitching.

MEDIUM-SIZED SCRUNCHIE

This scrunchie is closed by hand sewing the seam closed.

  1. Cut out a rectangle of fabric 20″ x 6″ (51cm x 15cm). Fold in half and pin to hold in place. Fold over one end 1/4 inch and pin in place.
  2. Sew along the pinned edge to close the scrunchie tube. Press flat. Using a safety pin turn the scrunchie through to the right sides.
  3. Place elastic around your wrist or cut as measured above. Thread the elastic through the scrunchie tube and tie it off with a knot.
  4. Pop the raw edge of the scrunchie tube into the folded end and pin. Hand stitch the opening closed.

OVERSIZED SCRUNCHIE

This scrunchie is made using a turning through method and a small opening that is sewn shut last.

  1. Cut out a rectangle of fabric 20″ x 10″ (51cm x 26cm). Fold in half and pin to hold in place.
  2. Sew along the pinned edge 3″ (8cm) stop sewing and leave a small opening about 2″ (5cm) then keep sewing the seam to close the scrunchie tube. Press flat. Using a safety pin turn the scrunchie through to the right sides.
  3. Turn the short edge of the scrunchie through the hole so the wrong sides are showing. Pull the other end through the hole and up inside the shorter end. The ends should now be facing right sides together. Pin around the circular ends and pin in place. I recommend watching my video tutorial for this step!
  4. Sew around the ends to join and pull through to the right sides. The end seams will be cleanly enclosed in the scrunchie.
  5. Place elastic around your wrist or cut as measured above.
  6. Thread the elastic through the hole in the scrunchie tube and tie it off with a knot. Stitch opening closed.

Notes

Scrunchies are a great afternoon sewing project to make using leftover pieces of fabric from other projects. Once you learn how simple these are to make you will find yourself sewing matching scrunchies for all of your DIY outfits.If you want to make scrunchies quickly follow my oversized scrunchie method.

  • Fabrics like linen, cotton, rayon tend to sit better as the fabric has more structure to it.
  • Use skinny elastic that will be strong enough to stay in your hair when worn.
  • Look out for small pieces of vintage fabrics or bed linens at thrift stores.

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