The Easy Scrunchie DIY will give you the easy steps to follow to make, this is the perfect sewing tutorial for beginners and more experienced sewers.
Scrunchies are a hit today and when you love to sew, you won’t need to pay any expensive price for a new scrunchie.
After you make one, you will see how easy it is to make a scrunchie, then you’ll be making one in every type of fabric you have at home.
Easy Scrunchie DIY
Materials And Supplies
- 1 piece of cotton fabric of 22 x 3 1/2 inches
- 1 piece of 1/4″ elastic of 9 inches
- Measure tape or a patchwork ruler, rotary cutter and cutting mat
- 1 safety pin
- Sewing Machine
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Easy Scrunchie DIY – Step by Step
Step 1 – Cut Out Fabric
Before you cut the fabric, prewash fabric and press it, if you’re using any wool fabric or other type of delicate fabric for this tutorial, wash the fabric by hand with cold water and neutral soap, allow the fabric to dry and press with a damp cloth.
To cut the fabric you can use a measuring tape and a good pair of scissors for fabric, but you can also use a patchwork ruler, a rotary cutter, and a cutting mat.
Step 2 – Stitch On The Scrunchie
Fold one end 1/2″ to the back and then fold fabric lengthwise, right side inside, pinch a few pins on the fabric and stitch on along the piece, 1/4″ seam.
Step 3 – Turn Out The Tube
Pin a safety pin on the raw edge end and push it inside the tube, pull the tube inside out, press.
Step 4 – Thread Elastic
Pin a safety pin on one end of the elastic and thread the tube with the elastic.
Step 5 – Sew On Elastic
Most tutorials say you need to tie a knot on the elastic, I prefer to sew on elastic with zigzag stitching.
Step 6 – Stitch On To Close The Scrunchie
Tuck in the raw end in the folded end and stitch on like its shows on the picture below.
Your first scrunchie is finished and it looks amazing!
I’m sure you’ll be making more than one, and you will be making it with all types of fabrics from those beautiful colors and prints on cotton fabric, to delicate silk, linen and even velvet.
How To Wash A Scrunchie?
Scrunchies are easy to wash, you can add them in any laundry machine on a regular cycle, and you can put it in the delicate clothing bag. No need to press after washing.
Avoid to putting them in the dryer as the elastic can be damaged with hot temperatures.
In case, you make a scrunchie with any wool fabric or other delicate fabric, to wash them you need to do it following the same directions for the fabric you used to make it, most delicate fabrics need to be washed at home by hand, with a gentle neutral soap and let it dry on a towel.
Can Any Beginner Sewer Make A Scrunchie?
Yes, if you’re a beginner, you can do this sewing project, it’s small and it only requires straight stitching. I’m sure you’ll be doing great.
What Sewing Machine Is Needed To Make A Scrunchie?
You don’t need any special sewing machine to make a scrunchie, any model will be good for this tutorial, at home I used a Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, with straight stitching pattern (3.5 mm) and zigzag pattern, it was only needed a multipurpose presser foot.
Easy Scrunchie DIY – Closing Thoughts
Making a scrunchie is an easy tutorial any beginner or the most experienced sewer will love to make, as this is an easy sewing project that you can make with any fabric you have at home.
No need to pay all that extra money to get a fancy scrunchie when you can make it at home, make your first one with a cotton fabric and then you’ll be making more than one with all those pretty fabrics you have at home.
Scrunchies made by you can be the perfect gift to give to a friend who loves them!
We hope you love this new tutorial and you make many scrunchies!
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