Easy scrunchie tutorial with photos

Its Leap Day! You have an extra day to see a new place, try out a new sport, eat a new food… or come home, put on sweatpants, and sew some scrunchies :)

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This scrunchie tutorial is pretty easy, plus you don’t have to buy any special elastic, just use whatever hair elastics you have around.

Here’s what you’ll need…
fabric
scissors
needle
thread
hair elastic

Here’s how you do it…

Cut a strip of fabric about 6″ x 35″.

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The bigger the fabric, the fuller the scrunchie. For example, here’s a list of the fabric widths for the scrunchies below:
Seafoam green lace: 8″ x 40″
Bright colors geometric: 6″ x 35″
Big pink and orange flowers: 5″ x 40″
Yellow with small flowers: 4″ x 35″

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Put your fabric inside out, around the hair elastic. Think of it like you are making a tube around the elastic.

easy scrunchy tutorial | crafty whatnot.com

Using a whip stitch (or any stitch you find easiest) sew the long edges of the fabric together.

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Muggle the cat enjoys sewing…

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As you sew, make sure you are keeping the elastic inside the fabric tube.

easy scrunchy tutorial | crafty whatnot.com

When you get to the end of the tube, tie off the thread and cut off any extra thread.

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Turn the tube right side out.

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You’re almost done, it’s even starting to look like a scrunchie!

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Sew the ends of the tube together. To do this role the edge of the fabric on each side under slightly, so the frayed edges are not showing. When you’ve sewed all the way around just tie a knot and cut off extra thread.

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You’re done! You’ve got an adorable scrunchie to give you that nostalgic 80s-90s feeling.

easy scrunchy tutorial | crafty whatnot.com

easy scrunchy tutorial | crafty whatnot.com

Wear it ironically in a side pony to a theme party, or on a typical Saturday afternoon in a big bun on the top of your head (like me)!

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Not going to lie, after I started this, I “scrunchied” every plain elastic in the apartment. I now only have scrunchies… so go on, SEW ALL OF THE SCRUNCHIES.

29. February 2016 by Jessie
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