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I often have a bursting full to capacity scrap bag. And what better way to use up some of these lovely brightly coloured scraps than making hair adornments? These are great for small stocking fillers and for wearing at nursery or school. Here’s how to make scrunchies.
How To Make Scrunchies
These 90s stalwarts are back! And this is a great way of getting a coordinating hair decoration to match an outfit. Or just for having some fun fabrics adorn your pony tails and buns
You will need
- a piece of fabric about 3 inches by 20-22 inches – I cut mine on a cutting mat using a quilting ruler and rotary cutter.
- a 9 inch piece of 1cm (1/2 inch) elastic
- coordinating thread
- and a sewing machine
Take your piece of fabric and press it in half long ways, right sides together. Starting about an inch (2 cms) from one end, sew a 6mm seam allowance. Stop about 2cm from the other end and backstitch.
Turn the tube of fabric the right way out (I love my loop turner for this), and press.
Thread the elastic through the tube using a bodkin or safety pin. Make sure to keep hold of the other end! Sew the elastic together securely (or knot)
Sew the two ends right sides together. When you pull the scrunchie out, you should find a gap in one side. I fold the raw edges in, and sew the gap closed on the outside (you can hardly see it once the scrunchie is being used)
Redistribute the elastic around the tube. And voila – you have a fabulous fabric coordinating scrunchie!
The Finished Scrunchie
Now that you know how to make scrunchies, you can make them in all colours and fabrics, to match every outfit, or just to give to friends and family.
Want to use up other fabric scraps? See my other post on using every piece of scrap fabric.
Or see how I also used scraps of this fabric to make unsponges.
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