How to Make Scrunchies in 7 Easy Steps

Scrunchies are back in fashion and they are super easy to make at home. All you need are some fabric scraps, elastic, needle and thread, and a few minutes of your time. In this blog post, I will show you how to make your own scrunchies in seven simple steps. You can customize them with different colors, patterns, and sizes to match your outfits and mood. Let’s get started!

Materials Required

Fabric scraps (the size depends on the desired scrunchie size, see the table below)

Elastic (3/8 inch or 1 cm wide)

Matching thread

Sewing machine or needle

Pins or sewing clips

Scissors or rotary cutter and cutting mat

Safety pin or elastic threader

Chopstick or other turning tool


scrunchie size chart

Steps to Make a Scrunchie

  1. Cut your fabric and elastic according to the size chart above. You can use any fabric you like, such as cotton, velvet, satin, etc.
  2. Fold your fabric in half lengthwise, right sides together, and pin or clip along the long edge. Sew a straight stitch along the edge, leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance. You should have a long tube of fabric with two open ends.
  3. Turn your tube right side out using a chopstick or other turning tool. Press the tube flat with an iron, aligning the seam in the center of one side.
  4. Attach a safety pin or elastic threader to one end of the elastic and feed it through the tube, holding the other end of the elastic outside the tube. When both ends of the elastic come out of the tube, overlap them by about 1/2 inch and sew them together securely with a square and diagonal stitch.
  5. Tuck one end of the tube inside the other end, aligning the raw edges and matching the seam. Pin or clip the ends together.
  6. Hand sew the ends together with a whip stitch, hiding the stitches inside the scrunchie. Alternatively, you can sew them together with a sewing machine, but this will create a visible seam on the outside of the scrunchie.
  7. Fluff up your scrunchie and enjoy!


Q: What kind of fabric should I use for making scrunchies?

A: You can use any fabric you like, such as cotton, velvet, satin, etc. However, some fabrics are easier to work with than others. Cotton is a good choice for beginners, as it is durable, washable, and does not fray easily. Velvet and satin are more slippery and delicate, so they may require more care and skill to sew.

Q: How much fabric and elastic do I need for making scrunchies?

A: The amount of fabric and elastic you need depends on the size and number of scrunchies you want to make. You can use the scrunchie size chart in the article to determine the dimensions of your fabric and elastic pieces. For example, to make a medium-sized scrunchie, you need a fabric piece that is 22 inches long and 3.5 inches wide, and an elastic piece that is 7 inches long.

Q: How can I make my scrunchies more fun and unique?

A: You can make your scrunchies more fun and unique by adding embellishments, such as bows, flowers, beads, buttons, etc. You can also mix and match different fabrics and colors to create contrast and interest. You can also make different types of scrunchies, such as braided, twisted, knotted, etc.

Q: How can I take care of my scrunchies?

A: You can take care of your scrunchies by washing them gently by hand or in a mesh bag in the washing machine. Use cold water and mild detergent, and avoid bleach and fabric softener. Air dry your scrunchies or tumble dry them on low heat. You can also iron your scrunchies on low heat if they get wrinkled.

Q: How can I use my scrunchies for different hairstyles?

A: You can use your scrunchies for different hairstyles, such as ponytails, buns, braids, half-updos, etc. You can also wear your scrunchies as bracelets or anklets for a cute accessory. You can also use your scrunchies to add volume and texture to your hair by wrapping them around your hair multiple times or twisting them around your hair.

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Cat Hocking

I find crafting a relaxing passtime and I love to try new crafts. I have an impressive collection of fabrics, just because they are beautiful, and way too many craft supplies... more than I will ever use in my lifetime! In Crafting Pulse I share information and resources on crafts and feature some amazing makers.

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