How To Make Scrunchies (3 Ways) With Step By Step Tutorials

How To Make A Scrunchie – DIY Scrunchie

how to make scrunchies

So excited that scrunchies are back. These DIY Scrunchies are easy and it is a fabulous way to use up odds and ends of fabric.  Learn how to make a scrunchie here today! Check out some trending scrunchie hairstyles.

Scrunchie Sizes:

Mostly the standard sized scrunchies are used. But there are different sizes. From minimalistic to small to standard and big. Each used in different styles. You’ll see some types of scrunchies made with different materials, different prints, etc.

scrunchie sizes

Scrunchie Measurements:

Cutting instructions: 

  • Minimalist – Cut a piece of fabric 2 x 20 inches (5cm x 51cm)
  • Small – Cut a piece of fabric 2.5 x 20 inches (6.5cm x 51cm)
  • Standard – Cut a piece of fabric 3 x 22 inches (7cm x 56cm)
  • Giant – Cut a piece of fabric 3.5 x 22 inches (9cm x 56cm)


  • Fabric – woven, velvet, stretch velvet, satin (just about anything will work)
  • 1/4 inch elastic with 8 – 9 inches in length
  • Safety pins or all pins

How To Make Scrunchies?

hand sew scrunchie step by step

Step 1 – Fold over one end

If your fabric frays, then press over one of the short ends by 1/2 inch (12mm) on the WRONG side. For Lycra scrunchies or fabric that doesn’t fray such as knits, you can skip to the next step.

Step 2 – Stitch

Fold the length of the fabric with the wrong side out, that is the right side facing each other after the fold. With 1/2 inch seam allowance stitch the loose ends together.

Step 3 – Turn Right Way Out

With the help of a safety pin, we pull the right side out. To do this, secure the safety pin at the corner and turn the pin around into the tube and pull the pin from inside to the other end. Similar to threading your pajama.

Step 4 – Press

If you are using a cotton fabric then give it a good press. For Lycra fabrics, just try and flatten it out a little with your fingers. The seam should be on one side of the tube so it is not easily visible.

Step 5 – Thread the Elastic

Now attach the safety pin to the elastic and thread it through the tube. Make sure you pin the first end so it doesn’t pull all the way through by mistake. Your fabric will gather on top of the elastic.

Step 6 – Stitch the Elastic

You can stitch the elastic ends to make a loop by overlapping ends or you can just knot it by combining the ends. Make sure you cut an extra 1/2 inch of elastic when want to knot so that knotting will not reduce the length.

Step 7 – Final Stitch of the Ends

Pull the elastic around so the join is hidden. Then feed the raw edge of the tube into the pressed edge. If you used Lycra fabric for your DIY scrunchie and don’t have a pressed edge then just put one end into the other. Overlap it by 1/2″ (12mm) so the inside raw edge is hidden.

How To Make A Scrunchie Bow?

step by step bow scrunchie making

How To Make A Scrunchie Without Sewing -DIY Scrunchie With Hair Ties:

You can use hot glue instead of sewing to make a scrunchie without sewing. Or, here’s another fun way, DIY scrunchie with hair ties.

no sew hair tie scrunchie

Take out the fabric scraps you like. This no-sew DIY scrunchie can be done even with small pieces of your chosen fabric and hair tie. Here you can see:

  • a woolen thread in white
  • pink mesh
  • pastel colors blue pink fabric

These strands are knotted in larks head knot style to the hair tie alternating each type of fabric strand. You can use permutations and combinations with the fabric strands to get different patterns. Let see how a larks head knot works.

Larks Head Knot:

The larks head knot is the basic, simple and easy knot to start with. Usually, knots are done with two open-ended pieces or threads. But Larks Head knot did when you have a loop, ie without loose ends and a piece of fabric or thread.

Larks Head Knot Steps:

  • Fold your thread or fabric and pass it through the loop. Make sure you have the folded end and loose ends are on either side of the loop. The thread passes from inside of the loop.
  • Pick the loose ends together and take them to the folded fabric end side from outside of the loop. Take the loose ends into the loop formed with the folded end.
  • Pull the loose ends strong and your larks head knot is done.

Types Of Scrunchies:

There are as many types of scrunchies as there are as many types of fabrics, colors, prints on fabrics, etc. There is no limit on how creative can you get in making a scrunchie or finding one for you. Here are some with a broad spectrum of varieties.

Velvet Bow Scrunchie:

Velvet Bow Scrunchies

Geometric Print Scrunchie:

Geometric Print Scrunchies

Organza Scrunchie:

Organza Scrunchies

Neckerchief Scrunchie:

Neckerchief Scrunchies

Lace-Trimmed Scrunchie:

Lace-Trimmed Scrunchie

Satin Scrunchie:

Satin Scrunchie

Crochet Velvet Scrunchie:

Crochet Velvet Scrunchie

Paisley Print Scrunchie:

paisley print scrunchie

Furr Scrunchie:

furry scrunchie

Metallic Scrunchie:

metallic scrunchie


How do you make homemade scrunchies?

What’s the best fabric for scrunchies?

The best fabrics to make Hair Scrunchies are fabrics that are easy to sew and do not fray. Saying that we suggest Charmeuse Satin, Stretch Charmeuse Satin, Panne Velvet and Stretch Velvets. Our Charmeuse Satin and Stretch Charmeuse Satin fabrics are a light weight soft satin.

What are the four ways to make scrunchies?

How much fabric do I need for a scrunchie?

Cut a rectangle of fabric for the scrunchie. For large scrunchies cut a 24 x 45cm rectangle. For smaller scrunchies cut a 16 x 45cm rectangle.

How much do scrunchies cost to make?

A Great Project for Beginners Making a hair scrunchie is a quick and easy sewing project that’s perfect for beginning sewists. Scrunchies are inexpensive to make, too! One scrunchie takes just 15 minutes and $1 worth of fabric and materials. You can make scrunchies with or without a sewing machine.

Which elastic is best for scrunchies?

You can use either knit or braided elastic – either will work for a scrunchie. Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics are easiest to work with for beginners – quilting cotton is ideal. For a different feeling, try a lightweight stretch velvet or velour as shown above, but pay attention to the nap of the fabric.

Is Cotton good for scrunchies?

COTTON SCRUNCHIES: Cotton is a quick absorbent fabric, that sucks the moisture and sebum out of the hair leaving them dry & dehydrated. Though cotton feels light, it is quite loosely woven, leaving more room for penetration for dust, creating higher chances of your hair being exposed to damaging particles.

How long should scrunchies be?

It should be about 4 inches (10 cm) long, or 1 inch (2.5 cm) more if your hair is extra thick. Measure the fabric. Your final piece of fabric should be about 8 inches (20.32 cm) long and 4 inches (10 cm) wide if you use 4 inches (10 cm) of elastic.

Can you make scrunchies with knit fabric?

If you’re using knit fabric, you may be able to stitch on the round on your sewing machine, while stretching the scrunchie, using a zigzag stitch. Turn the scrunchie right side out from the gap. Press. … Attach a safety pin to one short end of the elastic and feed it through the gap of the scrunchie.

How do you make tulle scrunchies?

Cut out a piece of soft tulle 45 x 10 cm (18 x 4 inches). Fold the fabric in half lengthwise with right sides together. Sew along the long edge using a 1 cm (3/8 inch) seam allowance – you should have a tube with two open ends. Don’t forget to backstitch at the beginning and at the end of all your stitching!

What are the three ways to make scrunchies?

How do you make a seamless scrunchie?

How do you make scrunchies at home Wikihow?

Using a Piece of Elastic

  • Cut a piece of fabric that is about 4 inches (10.16 centimeters) wide and 18 inches (45.72 centimeters) long.
  • Fold it lengthways, right side in.
  • Sew along the long, raw edge using a ½ inch (1.27 centimeters) seam allowance. 
  • Turn the fabric tube inside out to hide the raw edge.

Can I use flannel for scrunchies?

Really, you can use just about any fabric to sew scrunchies. … Try making satin, silk, flannel, polyester, or velvet scrunchies to suit your occasion or outfit. Stretchy knits make great scrunchies, but are trickier to work with. You can even upcycle old t-shirts or other clothing.

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