If you’re like me, and are loving the 90’s hair scrunchie trend, then this post on how to make a hair scrunchie is for you!
Let’s Get Started
The 90’s hair scrunchie trend is back in style, and I’m loving it! I decided to attempt my own DIY for how to make a hair scrunchie. After watching several YouTube videos, this seems to be the easiest way with a sewing machine. This project literally took me about an hour for three scrunchies, so it’s a fairly simple and easy project.
What You Will Need
Surprisingly, the supplies you will need for this project on how to make a hair scrunchie is fairly small. I personally had most of this on hand because I sew projects pretty regularly. However, if you are new to sewing projects, here is a list I compiled of supplies you will need.
- sewing machine
- sharp sewing scissors
- sewing thread
- safety pin or Ezy-Pull Bodkin
- sewing pins
- fabric of choice cut 3.5in x 22in
- 3/8in elastic cut 9in long
How to Make a Hair Scrunchie
Firstly, I want to start off by saying, this is a super easy sewing project if you are a beginner sewer. It’s not rocket science and is easliy forgiveable with errors.
One of the fun parts about this project, was selecting pretty fabrics. You can honestly have a ton of fun with this. I personally went to Hobby Lobby and had them cut an 1/8 of a yard for each of these prints/solids, and it hardly cost me anything.
However, if you have a nice fabric stash to choose from, you won’t need much at all.
Now go make yourself a lovely, iced coffee/beverage and lets begin!
Begin by cutting a 3.5in x 22in strip of fabric.
Next, fold it in half with right sides together and pin in place.
Then, fold over a 1/2in seam, and pin in place.
Take pinned strip of fabric over to your sewing machine and sew a 1/4in (edge of presser foot) seam all the way down.
Once, you’ve completed that step, you are so close to being finished! Now you need to attach a safety pin or Bodkin to the end of the strip and begin turning it inside out.
Personally, I used a Bodkin which can be a bit tricky with this, so I reccomend a safety pin to start off.
Next, press your strip of fabric with a hot iron, making sure all seams are flat in place.
Cut a 9in piece of elastic, and attach a safety pin or Bodkin to the end.
Begin threading it through the pressed strip of fabric, until you reach the end. I personally made several different scrunchies, so you will see photos of different ones at the same point of steps. So I hope that didn’t confuse you 😉
Make sure to hold tight to the other end of elastic so you don’t pull it all the way through.
Tie a knot in the elastic to secure it, then tuck it inside the scrunchie.
Then tuck the raw edge into the seam edge.
Finally, sew a small seam to close it up, and that’s it!
It seriously is that simple to learn how to make a hair scrunchie!