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Raise your hand if you’re an 80’s child! Or an 80’s teenager or an 80’s adult! If you were alive in the 80’s you know all about fashion staples of that decade: massively oversized T-shirts, legwarmers, pegged jeans and puffy and wrinkly fabric covered hair elastics. Bit by bit, 80s styles are coming back into fashion, so channel your inner 80s child and learn how to hand sew a scrunchie for some fab DIY style!
Even a beginner with very basic hand sewing skills can do this project. These DIY scrunchies are so easy to sew by hand that you can make a bunch for you and your daughter both! Or make a bunch for gifts this summer! Scrunchies are back in style!
Watch the full video tutorial below for a very detailed explanation of how to hand sew a scrunchie, or continue reading for a more abbreviated photo tutorial!
- 45 x 8 cm (18 x 3″) strip of fabric
- 25 cm (10″) elastic*
- polyester thread*
- hand needle*
- safety pin*
How to hand sew a scrunchie:
To sew the back stitch, simply insert the needle a little to the right of where the thread comes out, and pull the needle back out a bit to the left of the thread, as seen above. The video above shows how to do this useful hand stitch.
Make sure you hold on to the other end of the elastic so that it doesn’t get pulled inside the fabric tube. I hold the end down with my pinky and ring finger against my palm.
Create a cool hairstyle (like mine below, right?!) with your brand new scrunchie! Knowing how to hand sew a scrunchie is so awesome because you can customize them in many ways. Use wider or more narrow fabric to adjust how wide the scrunchie is, or make the strip longer to make it even more scrunched up. Or adjust how wide open it can stretch by cutting the fabric AND elastic proportionally longer or shorter.
If you love making easy and fun hair accessories, why not try this incredibly simple, no-sew headband and infinity scarf set from an old t-shirt?! It’ll take you maybe… 10 or 15 seconds?! So cool! Find out how here!
If you want to make some really gorgeous scrunchies, check out these amazing DIY pompom scrunchies by my friend Vicky Myers!
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