28 April, 2024


DIY handmade Scrunchie
Making your own scrunchies can be a fun and easy DIY project! Here's a simple guide on how to create a handmade scrunchie. You'll need some basic sewing supplies and any fabric of your choice. Let's get started:

Supplies:Fabric (about 22 inches long and 4 inches wide for a standard scrunchie)
Elastic (about 8-9 inches long, 1/4 inch wide)
Needle and thread or a sewing machine
Safety pin or bodkin
Fabric scissors
Pins or clips (optional)
Ruler or measuring tape

Cut Your Fabric: Start by cutting your fabric to the dimensions mentioned above. These measurements can be adjusted based on how wide or fluffy you want your scrunchie to be. A longer piece of fabric will result in a fuller scrunchie.

Fold and Sew the Long Edge: Fold the fabric lengthwise, right sides together, so that the two long edges meet. If you're using a patterned fabric, make sure the pattern is on the inside. Sew along the long edge, about 1/4 inch from the edge, leaving both ends open. This creates a long tube.

Turn the Fabric Right Side Out: Use a safety pin or a bodkin attached to one end of the tube to help turn the fabric right side out. Pin the safety pin to one end and feed it through the inside of the tube, pulling the fabric through until it's right side out.

Insert the Elastic: Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and use it to thread the elastic through the fabric tube. Make sure to hold onto the other end of the elastic as you pull it through so it doesn't get lost inside the tube.

Secure the Elastic: Once the elastic is through, remove the safety pins and tie the ends of the elastic together in a secure knot. You can also sew the ends together for extra security. Make sure the elastic is not twisted inside the fabric.

Close the Scrunchie: You now have two options to close the open ends of the scrunchie. You can either fold in the raw edges of one end and slip the other end inside it, creating a clean seam, and then hand sew it closed. Alternatively, for a simpler finish, just place one end over the other and sew across the overlap. If you're sewing by hand, use a ladder stitch for a seamless look.

Finish: Adjust the fabric around the elastic evenly and fluff it out to hide the seam. And there you have it, your very own handmade scrunchie!

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