Scrunchies are the 90s trend that we just can’t get enough of. In fact, Pinterest revealed a 6309% surge in searches for the term “hair scrunchies” in its recent Pinterest 100 report, which means, despite not really paying scrunchies much attention since they were our favourite primary school accessory, they’re back in a big way for 2020.
Our only issue is that we don’t have enough of them, and can’t seem to stop losing them (where do they even go?!).
We’ve decided to put together a guide on how to create your own, so that you can design your ideal scrunchie, match them with your outfits, and make so many that losing them isn’t even an issue.
You will need:
- Your fave fabric. Get creative!
- A hairband. You can use an invisibobble if you prefer
- A sewing machine (if not, you can hand sew)
- Cut a rectangle of fabric. It should be around 45cm long and 12cm wide. We love using velvet, but cutting old T-shirts will also work. It’s best to use a fabric that can be stretched.
- Fold the fabric around the hairband, inside out, so that the side of the material that you want on show is inside the fold. (You’ll see why later!) Line the edges of the fabric together.
- Using your sewing machine, sew the fabric all the way around the hairband, in a straight line. When you reach the end of the fabric, stop sewing. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can hand-sew this!
- Starting from the gap, flip the fabric inside out, so that the preferred side is now facing outwards. This is time consuming, but not difficult!
- Take one of the ends, and place it inside the other end, to ensure that the whole circle is complete. Sew a line across the width to join the ends together.