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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.

Materials Needed:

Fabric - we are using a Joel Dewberry fabric design called Lily Espresso in our tutorial
1/4 inch elastic
safety pin
sewing machine

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.

Step 7: Now you just have to top stitch the opening of the tube with a 1/8 inch seam allowance.
Step 8: Voila, you are done!

When picking your fabric, avoid using silky fabric as it will slide during the sewing process. Also, make sure to pick up multiple fabric designs as you can make several of these delightful hair scrunchie within one afternoon.

by: Imagine Fabric


Blogger Leciaz said...

Thank you for posting this! It was just what I needed. Happy Sewing =)

April 14, 2011 at 12:21 PM  

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