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How to make a scrunchie elastic hair band?

How to make a scrunchie elastic hair band?

Carrie Bradshaw, all my apologies. You know I am a big fan of yours, I even was inspired by you to make different outfits.

I know I’ve watched Sex and the City so many times that I must know half of the dialogues… But I must say that I differ just in one of your opinions, the one saying that Scrunchie elastic hair bands are a no go.

Because when you have long and heavy hair, most of the times what you want to do is just tide it up in a nice chignon, but guess what? if you don’t have a scrunchie band, most of the times it doesn’t work. So I hope that you’ll still love me if I write down this simple sewing tutorial to make scrunchie elastic hair bands 😉

So if like me, you wear a scrunchie elastic band to attach your chignon and you like sewing, this sewing tutorial will be really helpful for you.

You can make scrunchies from any fabric scraps that you have so it makes it a funny and simple sewing project and you’ll use those remnant fabrics. A win-win situation!

A perfect fabric scrap burning sewing project!

Also, a perfect sewing project for beginners, don’t you think?

How to make a scrunchie elastic hair band?

Follow the instructions below.

Scrunchie elastic hair band, materials needed:

            – Fabric: 50 cm long X 6 cm high

            – 10 cm long x 0,50 width cm elastic band

These are the measurements I used for thin scrunchies, if you want to make wider and even scrunchies with more gathers than the ones you see in the pics, just add the desired length and width to your fabric pieces.

In the case that your fabric scraps (or simply the length of your fabric) is not long enough, you can always cut 2 pieces and sew them together (in that case add 1 cm for the seam allowance). Sew the side seams together

Then fold and press the seams to the wrong side of the fabric.

Fold and press the piece in 2, lengthwise, and towards the wrong side again.

Sew the edges of your elastic band. A zig-zag is a good stitch to sew them.

Insert the elastic band into your fabric. Just a part of it, because if you try to insert it all, the fabric will be all gathered and more difficult to sew.

For that, I just pin it in place like this.

And then, you just have to top stitch your fabric at 2 mm from the outside edge (the one that is open) to close the scrunchie. When stitching, be careful and insert the elastic band all the way through inside the fabric (so it all stays inside 😉 )

In a few minutes and with just fabric scraps and an elastic band, you can do many scrunchie hair bands.

Isn’t this a super simple sewing project? I just love it, and I combine all my scrunchies with the different outfits I make, since I use the fabric scraps from those projects.

And last minute edit… “Just like that” is out on screens… I haven’t seen it, but maybe Carrie has fallen into the scrunchie fashion trend… have you seen it? You can unveil if she has done it, but not the rest 😉

 

Free sewing instructions: How to make a scrunchie elastic hair band?

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