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Friday, 7 February 2014

DIY Hair Scrunchy

One thing about me is I like to keep my hair up most of the  time. This causes me to go through quite a few hair scrunchies. I prefer to use these as it is just a matter of pulling my hair back and wrapping the scrunchie around. 
These hair scrunchies are fairly cheap to buy though the costs can add up over time.

You will need:

1 piece material (18 inches long by 3 inches wide)
1 elastic (9 inches long)
measuring tape
scissors
pins
safety pin
needle/thread





Putting it together:

Fold your material in half with the correct side folded inside. Put pins in place to keep it closed.


Run a straight stitch all the way down the side with the pins about a quarter of an inch from the open end of the fabric.


Next turn the correct side of the fabric to the outside. It is helpful to use the scissors for this. You could also use a pencil.


Using a safety pin, pin one end of the elastic and thread the elastic through the fabric. 


Scrunch up the material as you go. Hold on to the other end of the elastic so you don't lose it in the fabric. When the front end of the elastic makes it through the scrunchy tie it into a knot with the bottom end of the elastic.


Move around the elastic until the knot is away from the opening. 

Take the open ends and fold them under about one quarter of an inch. Slide one end inside the other.

Sew a straight line across a little from the outside loop.

Then adjust the scrunchy making it even all around.


Now you can make your own scrunchies cheap and easily! 

6 comments:

  1. This is neat. I usually only put my hair back with an elastic, headband, or clip. What's funny, is I was thinking earlier about how I could make my own headbands!

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  2. I love this idea. Thank you for sharing. I am always loosing my scrunchies. Now I know how to make some of my own you are awesome thanks

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  3. That looks really cute. I never thought to make my own scrunches.

    Michelle F.

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  4. I haven't had these in years but used to love them because they didn't pull my hair. I would love to make a few to match outfits.

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  5. My mum used to make these for us all the time! Then she started crochetting them too. I'm sure I still have some around somewhere.

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  6. What a lovely experience! I have always wanted one of these for my mum! Thanks for writing about it! Thanks for the article! It was a lot of good info.

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