HOW TO MAKE SCRUNCHIES STEP BY STEP
Today – scrunchies!
This is a great sewing project for beginners and perfect for using up scrap pieces of fabrics. Read on to see how you can make your own scrunchie in a few minutes.
For one scrunchie you will need:
- a piece of fabric 45 x 10 cm (18 x 4 inches)
- an elastic – 18 cm (7 inches)
- a chopstick
- 2 safety pins
Materials: you can use many types of fabric – for beginners cotton will be the best. I prefer thin fabrics and I avoid slippery ones (because of that they tend to slide out of the hair). If you want to make some tulle scrunchies look at this step by step tutorial. However, if you are more into something really new, try ruffle scrunchies – here you can find the tutorial how to make ruffle scrunchies step by step.
Cut out a piece of colourful fabric.
Iron over one of the short ends by 3/8 inch (1 cm) on the wrong side.
Fold the fabric in half lengthwise with right sides together. Sew along the long edge using a 1 cm (3/8 inch) seam allowance – you should have a tube with two open ends.
Now turn your tube right side out. You can use a chopstick to gently pull the fabric out. Now you need to iron your fabric tube.
Using a safety pin, attach one end of the elastic to the one of two open parts of the tube available. Place another safety pin on the second end of the elastic and thread it through the tube.
Tie the two ends of elastic together with a double knot or sew both ends of the elastic together.
Pull the elastic around so the knot is hidden. Make sure the seam of your tube is running all along the outside edge.
Now all you need to do is closing up the gap. Tuck the unfolded end of your tube inside the folded one and sew near to the edge to close up the tube and finish your scrunchie.
Done! Your scrunchie is ready to wear.
Don’t forget to backstitch at the beginning and at the end of all your stitching!
Backstitching: means securing the beginning and end of a machine stitched seam, in order to not damaging the seam. Start with sewing forward three stitches. Then go back to the beginning and now sew forward to the end of the seam. When you get to the end of the seam, go back for about three stitches and then go forward three stitches again.
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