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Hair Scrunchie

  • Home Crafts
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

Tools and materials required

  • Paper, pencil and ruler
  • Paper and fabric scissors
  • Elastic 5mm wide
  • 40cm x 12cm fabric
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Iron and pins


Make a template if you intend to make more than one scrunchie. Take an A3 sheet of paper (parcel or wrapping paper would be fine too) and mark a rectangle, using a pencil and ruler, measuring 40cm x 12cm. Cut out with paper scissors.


Pin your template onto your desired fabric and mark around the perimeter with chalk. Remove the template/pins and cut out using fabric scissors.


On one of the short edges, press under a 1cm seam allowance. Fold the fabric in half lengthways and pin to secure. Using a sewing machine sew along the longest edge of the scrunchie 1cm away from the raw edge. Turn the work through to reveal the right side of the fabric.


Cut a 5mm wide section of elastic (this should be approx. 18cm in length). Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and insert into the scrunchie. Pin the remaining end of the elastic to one of the openings of the scrunchie. Using the safety pin, thread the elastic through the scrunchie. With the elastic threaded bring both ends together and overlap by 1cm. Secure the elastic into a round by sewing over the overlap either by machine or hand.


All that is left to do is close the scrunchie. Simply insert the raw edge into the pressed edge. Now sew along the pressed edge to close. Perfect for any updo!