DIY Scrunchies

Lockdown has meant that I have had a lot more time to get crafty and do some sewing projects that I have wanted to do for a while. One item I have learnt how to sew during this period is scrunchies, which are really simple to make and fun to wear. Because I have really enjoyed making them, I thought I would share the pattern with you. So why not have a go if you have some extra time on your hands?

Or, visit my new Depop shop ( to purchase my handmade scrunchies and save the bother!

You will need:

– A strip of fabric of your choice (approx 40cm long and 7cm wide)

– A hair band

– A needle and thread

How to make:

Step 1: Begin by folding your fabric around the hair band with the inside on the outside, then stitch along the edge with running stitch. See picture below.

Step 2: Once you have stitched all the way along, turn the strip of fabric inside out on the hair band. This may be a bit tricky but just keep pulling and it will turn the right way eventually. Then fold both ends of the strip over and stitch together using mattress stitch.

Now your scrunchie is complete!

To add a bunny ear tie to your scrunchie, cut a template similar to the one shown below, and use it to cut out a piece of material the same shape. (Don’t worry if the shape isn’t perfect, chances are you won’t notice too much).

Now fold in half (inside out) and stitch the edges together. Leave a gap in the middle to turn the right way afterwards.

Turn the right way and stitch the gap together with mattress stitch.

Lastly, tie around your scrunchie!

I hope you enjoy this sewing tutorial. Now go and make a load more!

Eloise xxx

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