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Hair Scrunchie Instructions: Sew It in Minutes

Hair scrunchies are a staple for women everywhere. These helpful hair ties can come in handy and it seems you can never have enough. That is why you need to learn some hair scrunchie instructions so you can sew some up in a minute. They really are simple to make and you can spend an afternoon making a huge batch for yourself, to give as gifts or to sell.

The Basic Instructions

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Step One: Cut two strips of fabric that are four inches wide and about 20 inches long.
Step Two: Put the fabric strips right side together and, using your sewing machine, sew the strips together on both long edges. Make sure to leave the short edges unsewn.
Step Three: Turn the fabric right side out.
Step Four: Cut a length of elastic that is half the length of your fabric strips.
Step Five: Insert the elastic in the fabric tube.
Step Six: Sew the elastic ends together using your sewing machine.
Step Seven: Bring the ends of the fabric together and hand sewn them closed.

You are now finished making your scrunchie. As you can see, it is a simple project that will take only minutes. Once you get into the routine you should find you can make quite a few in one sitting without a problem. Take a look at the following tips that will help you make your scrunchie projects easier.


- The longer the fabric strip you cut, the more full your scrunchie will be.
- Choose a variety of fabrics to give you a scrunchie to match every outfit.
- Make sure you choose elastic that is not too thick or thin. Choose a medium size for the best look and holding power.
- To make turning the fabric right side out or inserting the elastic easy, attach a safety pin to one end and use it to guide the fabric through.
- A longer length of fabric will make the more fluffy.
- A shorter length of elastic will make the scrunchie smaller.
- Adjust the lengths of fabric and elastic to meet your needs. Those with thicker hair may want bigger scrunchies than those with thinner hair.
- Be sure to use a good quality elastic as it can be worn down easily by repeat use.
- Making scrunchies can be a great way to use fabric scraps or recycle old clothing, curtains, bed sheets and other items.

Tip #1

If you don't already have one, buy a used sewing machine and make sure that you will enjoy and stick with it. As you learn the techniques and become skillful, you may decide to spring for a new machine later.

Tip #2

Focus on learning one sewing skill at a time. Become good at that technique, then move along and learn the next.

Tip #3

Become acquainted with the tools you will need to become good at sewing. As you master one tool, start practicing with another and the first thing you know, you will be a sewing master!

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