Scrunchie DIY: How to pimp your hair tie with fabric waste

by | Jun 12, 2020 | DIY, Sustainability | 0 comments

Sewing level: easy

In this post I’d like to show you a very cute and simple idea how you can reuse your fabric waste.
You can simply make scrunchies from your textile leftovers. The effect of the scrunchies would be especially nice if you’re wearing a (selfmade) garment from the same kind of fabric.

Here is what you need:

  • piece of fabric (10cm x 40cm)
  • hair tie
  • pair of scissors
  • yarn in a matching color
  • measurement tape
  • 2 pins
  • sewing machine
  • flat iron

Fold the fabric around the hair tie by folding the fabric piece along the long side in half. Therefore, place the edges of the good side of the fabric on top of each other. You should use a pin to connect the corner of the fabric such as in the image. Start sewing about 2cm from the beginning and continue sewing until 2cm to the end. You will need this space in order to flip around the loop, later on.

If it looks somehow like in the image below, you’re on a right track! Once you managed to sew the fabric around the hair tie you want to flip the created loop inside out, so that the seam allowance won’t be visible from the outside anymore.

In the next step you’re going to sew the edges together in order to create a continuous loop. Make sure to sew on the right side, tho. You don’t want the seam allowance on the good side of the fabric but on the inside. It’s a bit of a squeezy process with the hair tie in between the layers. If you can’t manage to sew the whole distance in one go, because the hair tie is in the way – just sew it half way, shift the hair tie to the other side and sew the other half. After completing this step, it should look similar to the image below. The last picture shows how the seam looks like, after it has been ironed.

The residual opening will be closed with a straight stitch with a 1mm distance to the edge. Make sure to secure the stitches at the beginning and the end by sewing back and forth.

And here you are! You can use any type of fabric to create these beautiful scrunchies.

We also have a customer who we would like to introduce in this context. The sustainable fashion brand Hello Guave is making scrunchies from our fabrics. So, if you’d like to have a scrunchie, but you don’t want to make one yourself, you may find one you like on their webshop:

And if you would like to work with our fabrics, feel free to brows our webshop or contact us directly!