Scrunchie - Friedlies


How to Sew a Scrunchie

Welcome to our sewing tutorial blog, where we'll guide you through the delightful world of crafting your own accessories. In this tutorial, we'll show you the simple yet stylish art of sewing scrunchies. Whether you're a seasoned seamstress or just starting your sewing journey, making scrunchies is a fun and rewarding project. With step-by-step instructions, helpful tips, and a dash of creativity, you'll be stitching up a collection of trendy scrunchies in no time. So, grab your fabric, thread, and sewing machine – it's time to add a personal touch to your hair accessories! 

For this scrunchie project, you'll only need three simple materials: a piece of fabric, elastic, and thread. Minimal supplies, maximum style!

Material list:

- Piece of fabric

- Elastic

- Thread

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1 Measure and cut your chosen fabric, according to the pattern.

Step 2 Cut a piece of elastic measuring approximately 20 cm in length

Step 3 With Right Sides together, sew the fabric along the short edge, into a loop. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end 

Step 4 Stitch the long edges using the burrito method

With the fabric loop laying flat on the table, fold the sides of the top layer together in the center.

 Fold the bottom layer up and around the folded top layer, aligning the edges (with the right sides together.) 

You now have a burrito, with the inner layer bunched/folded up towards the fold, and the outer layer’s edges aligned on the right. Make sure the inner layer stays tucked to the left, so that it doesn’t get in the way of the sewing needle.

Step 5 Sew the scrunchie burrito

Sew along the edge using a 1 cm seam allowance. Make sure that the fold is on the left.

When you approach the end of the burrito, reach inside and gently pull out some of the inner layer and continue sewing down the raw edge.

You will need to repeat this step a few times, pulling out the inner layer and sewing down the edge, until you sew nearly around the entire edge.

Stop sewing about 5 cm away from where you started in order to leave a gap, so that you can turn the scrunchie right-side out.

Turn the scrunchie right side out.

Insert the elastic into the scrunchie tube using a loop turner or other preferred method and bring the ends of the elastic together and tie the ends making a knot. Make sure the knot is nice and tight

Through your opening pull the scrunchie right side out. Sew the opening of the scrunchie closed.

There are two ways to finish the scrunchie:

Flatten out the section of scrunchie with the hole in the hem, and carefully align and straighten the folded edges. Sew the hole closed with a simple top stitch

Hand sew the hole closed using a ladder stitch .

That's it! We're done and you have a beautiful scrunchie. 

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