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Scrunchie with a Flat Elastic

Jane and Sonja
Learn to make a scrunchie with this simple, quick and straightforward tutorial
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  • Flat elastic band ¼” wide
  • Safety Pin
  • Scrap Fabric
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Sewing Machine and matching thread color
  • Measuring tape or ruler


  • Cut your scrap fabric to measure 4” wide by 18” long.
  • Next, fold the fabric in half width wise with RIGHT sides together. Using a sewing machine set to single needle stitch, sew along the cut edge with a 1/4” seam allowance.
  • Start sewing 1” from the end and continue until you’re 1” from the end. Reinforce your stitches at the start and end with back stitching.
  • Turn the piece RIGHT side out.
  • Cut flat elastic to 8” long.
  • Secure a safety pin to one end of the cut flat elastic. Guide the safety pin into the unstitching opening and pull it through until the exits out the other end.
  • Knot the ends together.
  • Extend the scrunchie forcing the elastic inside. Using a sewing machine, sew the opening closed along the folded edges.
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