Friday, May 3, 2013

Super quick Scrunchie tutorial

The 80's was also about Scrunchies, so I made a quick one to go with C's outfit.  I'll share it with you here, I'm sure there are more sophisticated ways to make Scrunchies but this worked for me :)

Start by cutting a strip of fabric about 19 inches long by 5 inches wide.

Fold in half, right side together and sew in the length, leaving the ends open.  Turn inside out.

Cut a piece of elastic roughly the same size of the strip and insert from the one end and pin onto the other end. Sew.

Bunch the fabric up till you are satisfied with the amount of "scrunch".

When you're happy with your scrunches, sew the end of elastic in place and cut the extra piece off.

Fold ends together, pin, stitch and trim close to the stitch line.  

Turn the stitched edge to the inside, ruffle your scrunches along till you're happy with the look and you're done :)

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  1. Thanks for the tutorial. I wore a lot of scrunchies in the 80s, but I still like to wear them now, because they don't break my hair like regular hair elastics do. If you make them with a nappy fabric like velveteen they don't seem to slip as easily.

  2. Thanks for the advice, Gale ! If I ever have to make another, I'll definitely think about using velveteen instead:)

  3. Hooray! I remember helping my Mom make scrunchies in the late 80s, early 90s. They were all the rage. Glad to see them making a resurgence! ;-)

    The Thinking Closet

  4. Hi Lauren,

    Thanks for visiting for The Thinking Closet! Loved that housewarming gift ideas you had:)


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