How to Sew a Scarf Scrunchie

Hello there! I absolutely love cute hair accessories, but they can really add up fast, especially with 3 girls in a family. I’m so excited to show you how to sew a scarf scrunchie that’s super cute and gentle on your hair!

How to Sew a Scarf Scrunchie

I have a regular scrunchie sewing tutorial, too!

How to Sew a Scarf Scrunchie

This a pretty easy sewing tutorial, using just a few basic items. I used a soft satin that’s meant to edge baby blankets, but you can use any soft, thin fabric you like. Costume silks and satins are perfect, and you only need a little bit. These can be slippery to work with, so use lots of pins and you may need to adjust the tension on your machine. If you don’t have a machine, you can hand sew this pretty quickly as well.

Supplies:

  • Soft, thin fabric¬†
  • Coordinating thread
  • 1/4 inch elastic
  • Sewing machine or needle
  • Pins
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Scissors

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Start by measuring and cutting out your fabric. You’ll need a 15 inch by 2.5 in rectangle of fabric for your main scrunchie. For the scarf part, you’ll need a triangle that measures 20 inches long on the longest side, and measures 6.5 inches from the center of the longest side to the tip. I measured this out by drawing a 20 inch line on my fabric, finding the center (at 10 inches) and drawing a point that was 6 inches down from the center. Then I drew two lines connecting the point to the two ends of the long line. Cut out two of these triangles.

Pin the two triangles right sides together, and sew around the edges with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a 2 inch gap in one of the sides for turning, and clip the tips of the corners off.

Flip the triangle right side out, making sure to gently push out each corner. Top stitch the triangle with a 1/8 inch seam allowance. Set it to the side. Now let’s make the main scrunchie. Take your long rectangle and fold it in half lengthwise, right sides together. Pin it well, and sew along the edge with a 1/4 inch allowance.

Turn it right side out, and you have a long tube. Cut a 7 inch piece of your elastic, and thread it through the tube. Overlap the two ends of the elastic by a half inch, and sew them together with a zig zag stitch. Now take one of the ends of the tube, and turn it in on itself by 1/4 inch.

Take the other end of the tube, and thread it into the folded over end. Try to line up the long seam if you can. Go ahead and sew across the folded end of the tube with a 1/8 inch seam, securing the other end of the tube inside. And you have a finished scrunchie! Now take your finished triangle, and fold up the triangle point like an accordion.

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Thread the folded triangle through the scrunchie, under the seam. Now just tie a knot, and you’re done! You can add a couple stitches by hand to hold the knot in place if you’d like. However, I’ve been wear testing this scrunchie for a few weeks, and the knot doesn’t come undone. Plus this gives you the option to wear the scrunchie without the scarf part sometimes. We love versatile hair accessories!

How to Sew a Scarf Scrunchie

Isn’t it cute? You can make the triangle even longer than 20 inches to make the scarf longer, but don’t make the point of the triangle any longer than 6 inches or it will be too bulky to knot easily!

How to Sew a Scarf Scrunchie

This looks so cute in a standard pony, but I love it even more with hair in a half pony. Use colors that pop against your hair for a big statement. Also, if you have colored highlights like my daughter does, try making one in a coordinating color! I hope you had fun learning how to make a scarf scrunchie today!

You might also like this DIY earring stand.

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