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DIY Hair Scrunchies

This scrunchie tutorial is amazingly easy for any sewist.

DIY Hair Scrunchies
DIY Hair Scrunchies
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DIY hair scrunchies have never been easier. Learn how to sew your own scrunchie with this video tutorial! Like everything in fashion, these trendy accessories are making a comeback.

Grab your favorite fabric prints, and discover that making hair scrunchies is easier than you think. You can make a variety of these hair accessories for any occasion.

They also make fantastic gifts. You can make several of these in a short amount of time and give them out during the holidays one year, or even as small gifts at a bachelorette party for your bridesmaids. Give them to the girls in your sorority, in favor bags after your daughter's birthday party, or really for any occasion where a small gift might be warranted. This video tutorial will make you an expert scrunchie maker in no time!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour


Primary TechniqueSewing


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Cotton Fabric (Jane likes to use quilting material!)
  • Elastic
  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Safety Pin


  1. First, cut your fabric 40 inches long and 4 inches wide. The wider you cut the fabric, the fuller the scrunchie. The narrower, the thinner.

  2. Measure your elastic about 12 inches, or smaller depending on how tight you want your scrunchie to be.

  3. Turn the raw ends of the fabric in and sew in place.

  4. Next, with the right sides of the fabric together, sew the long side of the fabric and turn it right side out. 

  5. With a safety pin attached to one end of the elastic, thread the elastic through the tube, making sure neither end of the elastic gets lost in the middle!

  6. Sew the two ends of the elastic together.

  7. Sew the open edges closed with a top seam.

  8. Don't forget to trim your elastic!

  9. You're done!

Did you used to wear scrunchies back in the day? Describe your favorite one!

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I still have some velvet scrunchies I picked up in a cosmetic store. They are much gentler on your hair than the elastics people use. I love everything about this sewing tutorial, from the very first picture aid to the last one. I'll have to make mine with some satin fabric because it creates the least friction and I can decide on what elastic to use.

Well the weather is finally getting warmer and time to pull that hair up so this is a great time to get out those long scrap pieces of fabric and make yourself some scrunchies. You will not believehow easy they are to make even for a beginner. I like making my own because you can pick your own fabric and how wide or thin you want them. Why not make some extras for anyone needing one.

I wore scrunchies all the time back in the day! I remember being obsessed with this silky baby blue scrunchie that my cousin had when we were kids. I'm pretty sure I 'borrowed' it at one point without asking her first and the guilt still keeps me up at night sometimes. This patterns seems super easy, so I think I'd like to give it a try!

I wore scrunchies back in the day. My grandmother made me a set out of yarn and I LOVED them.

I did wear scrunchies. A black velvet scrunchie is what I remember the clearest. I liked that they didn't hurt your hair so I'd love for them to make a comeback!

I had a powder blue velvet scrunchie that I loved!


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