How to Make a Scrunchie

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Last updated on June 21st, 2020

Everyone’s favorite hair accessory from the ’80s and ’90s to tie your hair is making a major comeback. It is very easy and fast to make your own fabric hair scrunchie! Follow these simple steps to have your own collections of Scrunchies.

Scrunchies are so inexpensive that you can practically have one to match every outfit. They are perfect for fashionable gifts. It can be made with any fabric, from sile to velvet. It is easier to work with cotton so if you are beginner start with that. 

Tools and Supplies

  • 1/8 yard of fabric (Silk, Crushed Velvet and Cotton)
  • 1/4 inch wide elastic
  • Rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching Thread
  • Large Safety Pin


  1. Cut fabric into 3-1/2-by-22-inch strip.

  2. Fold the fabric lengthwise so it’s inside out and pin along the center.

  3. Sew a straight line across the edge and remove the pins once you are done. 

  4. Pull the strip right side out. Attach safety pin at one end and weave the pin through the inside of the tube and pull it out on the opposite end.

  5. Cut elastic nine inches and attach a pin to one end.

  6. Thread the elastic through the tube.

  7. Remove the pin and tie the elastic into a knot.

  8. Fold in the edges to create an even seam and tuck one opening over the other. Pin to hold the fabric in place and sew straight across to join the two sides.

  9. Sew the extra tie piece. (This is optional)

  10. Add the Tie to Your Scrunchie. 

Note: Avoid silky, slippery fabric as it tends to slide out of the hair. If you must use this type of fabric in order to match an outfit, use another type of ponytail holder under the scrunchie to keep it from sliding.

Source: The Spruce Crafts, Martha Stewart