Haley Dang, Staff Writer
Edited by Victoria Chiu
Scrunchies seem like a trend that is catching on. So instead of spending money to jump on this new style, this article will show you how to make your own for just a few dollars using a 1950’s sewing machine. I found a lot of these supplies around my house, but you can find all of these things at Fabricland or any other craft store.
- Scrap Fabric
- ¼ Inch Elastic
- Sewing Machine or Fabric Glue
- Cut out an 8cm x 46cm rectangle of fabric, and a 23cm long piece of elastic.
- Fold the piece of fabric right-side on the inside lengthwise and pin down.
- Now sew along the edge with ½ seam allowance or you can glue along this side and glue it down and let dry for an hour before moving on.
- Moving on you now have to flip this tube inside out resulting into something like this, something even more tubular.
- Now you will insert your piece of elastic from earlier, scrunching up the fabric. Being careful not to lose the other end as you’re threading it, through.
- Now you want to take the two ends of the elastic and place them on top of each other, sewing them along the x-crossed square. If you don’t have a sewing machine you can also just tie the ends together in a knot.
- Now you will bring the two ends of the fabric together, and tuck one into the other. I suggest folding the edge a little for a clean look. Then you will sew along that edge.
- Now you’re done, and you should now have a nice, cheap, tangle-free hair scrunchie. Happy sewing!