How To Make a Cute Scrunchie | Cheap & Easy

It is not often that I use this blog as a platform to share my passion for crafting, but today I would like to! I am no DIY queen but I certainly love sewing, and have done for the majority of my life. Today I will be at least attempting to show you how I made this cute Winnie The Pooh scrunchie, out of scraps.

You will need:

– fabric: you can use whatever material you have, but I coincidentally had some Winnie The Pooh fabric – left over from a previous sewing ‘project’. The size of the piece of fabric is also variable, depending on the size of your wrist. Measure the fabric around your wrist with a couple of inches spare. If it fits around your arm, it will fit around your hair at least twice.

– elastic. Also, the length depends!

– sewing machine (preferable to hand-sewing, as this scrunchie will be used day after day).

– thread: whatever matches your fabric colour, so I went for white!

– scissors

– tape measure


1. Take your fabric and fold it in half, so that the inner side is facing out. It should look like this:

Don’t worry about rough edges, we’re disguising the seam anyways.

2. Pin the fabric securely. If you don’t do this, the fabric will not match up and you will make it harder to flip it out. Which takes us onto the next step…

3. After sewing along the length of one side, take your needle out of the fabric and remove the pins. Then, with both sides open, flip your fabric inside out. We needed a knitting needle to help push it through – as the width is very small!

It should then look like this, with the seam invisible!

4. Iron the material flat. This is only a preference, but it makes it easier to sew in the elastic and it looks better!

It should now look like this ⬆️

5. My mum sewed in the elastic, but I know what to do (ish πŸ˜†). Pull the elastic through the length of the fabric tube. Bring the two ends of fabric and elastic together so that it creates the scrunchie shape. Adjust the length of the elastic to your wrist, then sew both ends together. Now you should have the bracelet shape, and all is left is to sew the fabric together.

I did not get any footage of this, but use small, close stitching to make it secure. The seam should show!

Hopefully, after a bit of messing around, you have made your scrunchie. I know this would be probably be best shown on video, but you know how I feel about talking (post link here).

This was a very quick and easy DIY to make. With scrunchies very popular at the moment, prices are getting higher. That is why I would recommend making your own, and getting crafty!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Would you like to try out this DIY?

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