Select the fabric to create your scrunchie.
I've chosen the Sky Blue Gingham as my daughter is making a scrunchie with me today and it's her school uniform colour.
Cut your fabric into a rectangle of 16 inch in length by 3 inch wide.
Fold your fabric in half, length ways so that the two right sides of the fabric are touching, creating a tube.
Leave a two inch seam allowance from the top of the scrunchie and sew along the length of the fabric with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Then again leave a two inches gap from the bottom.
Fasten a safety pin to the end of the scrunchie tube and thread through the centre to turn the tube to show the right side of the fabric.
Take the two ends of the scrunchie tube and line them so the right sides of the fabrics are touching. Sew together using a 1/4inch seam allowance.
Cut a 7 inch piece of elastic and fasten a safety pin to the end. Thread through the centre of the scrunchie tube, being careful not to lose the tail of the elastic.
Sew the ends of the elastic together overlapping them.
Fold the raw edges inside the scrunchie and sew together. You can use a slip stitch or a top stitch on a sewing machine.
You've done it! It really was that simple.
Why not let your children have a go at making one too? My daughter who is 9 really enjoyed doing this.
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