DIY 1980s Scrunchie

By September 10, 2019 DIY Crafts No Comments
DIY Hair Scrunchie Tutorial
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If you’re dressing up this Halloween in some retro 80s attire, don’t forget to accessorize with a bit of color-coordinated flair for your hair. Scrunchies have returned to the fashion scene in full force. The gathered-fabric, elastic hair-tie can be made to match literally any outfit. Paparazzi has recently caught some major fashion icons like Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande and even Jason Mamoa sporting them. And now because scrunchies are trending with the VSCO girls, you’re probably seeing them on teen girls everywhere.

Thankfully they’re an easy DIY to tackle. So treat yourself to an arm full … because scrunchies aren’t just for your hair … they make quite the statement wrist band too.

DIY Scrunchie SuppliesDIY Hair Scrunchie Tutorial

  • Fabric (fat quarters work great)
  • ¼” braided elastic
  • Scissors or rotary trimmer & mat
  • Ruler & pencil
  • Needle & matching thread or sewing machine
  • Large safety pin
  • Straight pins
  • Iron & ironing board (not pictured)

DIY Hair Scrunchie Tutorial

STEP ONE: Cut the fabric to 18” x 4” and cut the elastic to 7”.

DIY Hair Scrunchie Tutorial

STEP TWO: Fold the fabric in half with right sides together and long edge to long edge.

Measure 1 ½” from each end and mark.

Stitch along the long edge, starting at one mark and ending at the other, using a ½” seam allowance.

DIY Hair Scrunchie Tutorial

STEP THREE: Turn the tube so right sides are out. TIP: a chopstick can be helpful in pushing the fabric through the tube.

DIY Hair Scrunchie Tutorial

STEP FOUR: Align short edges with right sides of the fabric together and pin to hold in place.

Stitch using a ¼” seam allowance.

Turn seam into a tube and press the entire tube.

DIY Hair Scrunchie Tutorial

STEP FIVE: Attach a safety pin to one end of elastic. Thread elastic through the tube, making sure to keep hold of the non-pinned end so it doesn’t slide through.

Overlap elastic ends and stitch to secure.

DIY Hair Scrunchie Tutorial

STEP SIX: Stitch seam opening closed and distribute gathers evenly around scrunchie.


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DIY Hair Scrunchie Tutorial

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