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Friday, January 23, 2009
If you like carrying your hair up in a ponytail you most likely use rubber bands to do so. These bands are convenient and inexpensive, however, these rubber bands do damage or even break your hair over time. A much better and for sure more stylish option is a fabric hair scrunchie.
In today's tutorial we show you step by step how to sew a fabric hair scrunchie. Hair scrunchies are fun and easy projects so even if you are a sewing novice this will be no problem. They are also great craft projects to work on with your kids.
Fabric - we are using a Joel Dewberry fabric design called Lily Espresso in our tutorial
1/4 inch elastic
Step 1: Cut a fabric strip and a piece of 1/4 inch elastic band in the desired size. I am making a larger hair scrunchie for my sister as she has a lot of hair. My fabric cut measures 5" X 44" and the elastic was cut 11" long.
Tip: the elastic band should be 1/3 the length of your fabric length so if you have a 15" long fabric strip, your elastic band should measure 5".
Step 2: Fold your fabric lengthwise with the right side of the fabric facing inward. Start sewing along the edge with a 1/2 inch seam allowance but leaving about 2.5" open at both sides as shown on the below picture.
Step 3: Turn the fabric tube inside out.
Step 4: Remember you left a couple of inches open at both ends? Now line up the fabric ends right side together and sew with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. See below picture to see what your project should look like at this time.
Step 5: Now you are ready to feed your elastic through the fabric tube. To do so attach a safety pin to the elastic's end. Gradually scrunch the fabric up, using the safety pin as a handle to pull the elastic.
Step 6: Once you have pulled the elastic through the entire fabric tube, stitch the two ends of the elastic securely.
by: Imagine Fabric
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