Lifestyle & Culture

DIY Hair Scrunchies

Scrunchies are back in fashion and we’re not complaining one bit. They’re comfier than regular hair ties and are perfect for days when your hair isn’t cooperating. Unleash your inner VSCO girl and learn how to make your own scrunchies with Emily Wind.

You will need:

  • Fabric
  • Elastic (12cm length)
  • Safety pins
  • Needle and thread OR sewing machine

Time to make: 5-10 minutes (longer if hand sewing)

TIP! Instead of buying new fabric, head to the OP shop and recycle an old shirt/tablecloth/sheet etc. It will save you some money and be good for the environment.


ONE: Cut out a fabric rectangle measuring 45cm in length x 10cm in width. The length of the elastic varies depending on how tight you want the scrunchie to be, but I tend to cut mine at 12cm.

TWO: Hem both of the short edges by folding the fabric over 1cm and sewing along each edge (backstitching if hand sewing).

THREE: Fold the fabric in half longways with right sides facing together. Stitch along the long edge with a machine or backstitching. Leave both of the short ends open.

FOUR: Turn the fabric right-side out using the openings.

FIVE: Attach the elastic to one end of the fabric with a safety pin. Attach a safety pin to the other end of the elastic and thread it through the inside of the fabric tube. Join both ends of elastic, remove the safety pins and sew the elastic together to create a band.

SIX: Match the two seams of the fabric up, overlap both ends and sew it shut using a machine or backstitching.

SEVEN: And you’re done!


Feature image: Element5 Digital on Unsplash, no changes made.

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