How to Sew a Scrunchie: Easy Home Project

How to Sew a Scrunchie

Among so many wonderful projects kids make in their sewing classes or sewing camps, scrunchies remain their favorite project. They want to make scrunchies for themselves, their moms, aunts, friends – just everyone they can think of. It is not surprising at all because this little hair accessory is easy and fun to sew.

Since so many of our Petite Designers have made scrunchies before, we decided to make things interesting and offer you a new way to sew your favorite project. Let’s start, shall we?

To make a scrunchie, you will need:

1. Sewing machine

2. Cotton fabric

3. Matching thread

4. 1/8’’ elastic

5. Ruler, pencil, scissors

6. Pins, clips, safety pins

Step 1: Making a Pattern

Making a sewing pattern for your scrunchie is super easy. If you want to make a few of them, then you can build your pattern on a piece of paper, cut it out and then trace it on your fabric. We have it drawn on the fabric right away, but both ways are just fine. Whichever you prefer. You pattern will be a 4’’ x 22’’ rectangle. Make sure to check the corners. Corners have to be 90 degrees, then the parallel sides will be even and we will have a nicely shaped pattern.

Basic Sewing Pattern for a Scrunchie

Step 3: Cut the Fabric

Once you have finished drawing/tracing your rectangle on the fabric, it is time to cut it out. Remember what we always discuss in the classroom: your fabric should always stay on the table and you should hold it while cutting; the scissors should also touch the table as you cut. No lifting the fabric and cutting in the air!

Step 4: Finish the Edges

To make sure our edges are clean and beautiful and don’t fray, we will zigzag all around. On our Brother Project Runway machine, zigzag stitch comes under #4. Don’t fold the fabric: when zigzagging, we work with raw edges and stay as close to the edge as possible. Ideally, z