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Make Your Own Scrunchie Collection
If you’re nostalgic for the 90’s then you’re in luck! All those styles that you used to love are coming back into fashion again including the ever popular scrunchie! Anyone who ever wore a pair of JNCO Jeans knows that the most fashionable way to tie one's hair back is with a fabric scrunchie. They’re so inexpensive and small that most people can have one to match every outfit. They came in all sorts of fabrics and colors. Now with these simple directions, you can make your own scrunchies!... They’re the perfect fashionable yet functional gift. You can wear them to the gym if you’re hoping to add a little pop to your usual work out gear. Little girls especially love to collect all different kinds of scrunchies.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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Gather the Materials
- 22" by 6" of almost any fabric. (Avoid using 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 scrunchy to keep it from sliding.)
- 8" of 1/4" wide elastic
- Sewing machine
- Matching Thread
Remember hair scrunchie when you are cutting out other sewing projects. Use the scraps to make matching scrunchies when you can! Save up your scraps and use mass... production methods to sew a pile of hair scrunchie at a time.Continue to 3 of 11 below.
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Cut and Press
Cut the fabric to size. If you are using 45" wide fabric, you can get two scrunchies from a 6" length of fabric.
On one of the 6" wide ends, press under 1/2", wrong sides together, to form a crease that can be followed later.
As you sew your hair scrunchie, be sure to secure your stitching by back stitching or lock stitching. As the elastic is pulled, unsecured stitching is apt to come apart.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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Match the Edges
Fold the fabric in half matching the 22" sides, right sides together, unfolding the crease that you pressed.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Seam the Edges
Using a 1/2" seam allowance, stitch the unpressed 6" edge and the 22" edge.Continue to 6 of 11 below.
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Attach the elastic to the seamed 6" edge at the seam line as shown in the photo, stitching back and forth over the elastic for a secure hold. (Learn about elastic)Continue to 7 of 11 below.
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Turn Right Side Out
Hold the elastic in one hand, or safety pin it to a secure surface (such as an ironing pad) and turn the fabric right sides out.Continue to 8 of 11 below.
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Secure the Elastic
Secure the elastic to the seamed end, where your other elastic end is, as shown in the photo.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Straighten the fabric to make sure the seam is in the same position all the way around the scrunchie and refold under the 1/2" that you pressed earlier.Continue to 10 of 11 below.
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Insert One End in to the Other End
Insert the seamed end into the pressed end and pin.Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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Stitch the Ends Together
Top stitch through all the layers to secure the ends and form the scrunchie.