How to Sew Scrunchies Tutorial

I loved scrunchies as a kid and so I’m stoked that they’re making a come back! I even sewed them as a kid. I feel like I’ve come full circle on this one. ha! After I posted a pic of my new scrunchies on Instagram, there were several requests for a Scrunchie tutorial. So here you go!

Scrunchies Tutorial

How to sew Scrunchies tutorial :: Craftaholics Anonymous

Are you a fan of Scrunchies?? They’re a fun way to add some fun to your hair! Plus, they’re soft to wear around your wrist.

DIY Scrunchies

DIY Scrunchies tutorial :: Make your own scrunchies! Craftaholics Anonymous

Here’s a stack of scrunchies I made for this fall. Super excited to wear them!

Scrunchies tutorial :: How to make your own scrunchies! Craftaholics Anonymous

How to Sew Scrunchies Tutorial



  • Fabric – scraps are perfect!
  • Rotary Cutter or scissors
  • Elastic – I prefer fold over elastic, but about any elastic will work!
  • Safety pin


  1. Cut fabric into 3.5″ x 18″ strips and cut elastic to 6″ pieces.

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2. With right sides together, fold fabric strip in half the long way (so that it measures 1.5″ x 18″) and sew with 1/4″ inseam along the long side to create a long tube.

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3. Turn your tube right side out. Then pin safety pin to one side of your elastic and thread through the fabric tube.

How to sew scrunchies tutorial DIY

4. Over lap the ends of the elastic and stitch together.

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5. Fold over one side of the tube opening and tuck the other side into it. Hand stitch or top stitch closed.

Make your own scrunchies

Then wear and enjoy your cute new scrunchies! These are fun to make with holiday or school fabric to show some spirit!

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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    I was also into making my scrunchies as a kid in the 80s, and kind of loathed them then. I’ve always had baby fine hair and they never looked quite “right” with a tiny bit of hair (I can twist it all together and it’s no thicker than a #2 pencil). Imagine my surprise when my daughter started kindergarten this year, and they were EVERYWHERE! So now, I’m making a bunch for her (the flashbacks this is bringing are amazing… Full House, Joey McIntyre, Teen Witch, Pretty in Pink, and the awkward first boyfriend… I just hope the new scrunchies (umm they’re trying to rename them “hair clouds”- that’s not happening) can keep all my 80s and 90s secrets!

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      Oh my gosh, you’re comment made my day!! Bringing back the 80’s one scrunch at a time haha. And Hair clouds?! what the what?!!