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How to sew scrunchies

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Scrunchies are always the best go-to way to put up your hair. They are timeless and always stylish. Taking a little amount of time and supplies they are an awesome sewing project too.

What you’ll need:

Cotton fabric

1/4” elastics

Sewing machine and supplies

The steps to take:

1. Start out by cutting your fabric to 20” x 4” and a piece of elastic to anywhere between 7" to 8 1/2”.

I prefer to cut my piece of elastic to 7 1/2" and when sewing together I fold it over about 1/2".

2. Iron the long edges over about 1/4”



3. Fold the fabric in half hot dog style, long sides matching up, wrong sides together and iron. Open the fold back up.


4. Fold the fabric in half hamburger style, right sides together, matching up the short ends and sew. When you sew here make sure that you undo the 1/4" folds that you have ironed! You should now have a loop.

5. Sew the elastic together to create a loop.

You can remove the sewing attachment here as it will make it easier to sew.


6. Place the fabric loop around the sewing machine arm wrong side facing up. Slide the elastic on top of it and fold the fabric over the elastic - it might be easier to place the elastic on before the fabric. Sew along the edges folded to each other close to the edge and continue to move the elastic and fabric as you sew into the correct positioning.



If you would like to add a branding label, do so here before sewing all of the way around.

Recommended read: How to make branding labels/tags


Recommended read: How to sew treat bags

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