Scrunchy Utilizing a Common Hair Elastic

Scrunchy Utilizing a Common Hair Elastic

Rising up, I liked a superb scrunchy. There are many tutorials on the market for making scrunchies, however my hair is thick and unruly, so I do not really just like the scrunchies that use tied elastic. They do not maintain my hair up as a result of the elastic does not get tight sufficient. I believed there have to be a method to make a scrunchy utilizing a hair elastic that you just purchase on the retailer. If that sounds acquainted, that is the tutorial for you. You are able to do it by hand or on a stitching machine.


Hair elastics (plenty of them)

Cloth in all of your favourite colours (fats quarter work nice for these)

One thing to chop with.

One thing to stitch with.

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Step 1: Collect Supplies.

You’ll need:

1 Hair elastic. It does not matter what colour since it is going to be completely lined.

1 Scrap of cloth a minimum of three half of” x 18″.

A number of stitching clips or straight pins.

Scissors that may lower cloth or a rotary cutter, mat and reducing ruler.

Step 2: Reduce Cloth.

Reduce cloth three half of” x 18″ for a smaller scrunchy or 5 half of” x 20″ for a bigger scrunchy.

These dimensions aren’t set in stone, however a lot shorter and you’ll’t use the scrunchy.

I stretched my elastic so long as it might go and measured it. After measuring a number of I discovered that a lot of the manufacturers I’ve are roughly 16″ totally prolonged, so I add a pair inches and that was what I went with. In case your elastic is rather a lot larger or rather a lot smaller, modify your size accordingly.

Tip: In case you are reducing your cloth with scissors, draw your dimensions with a ruler and pen (sharpie or ball level pen) and lower alongside the road.

Step three: Pinning

Fold the quick finish of the material over by about 1/four” (See image 1) This does not should be precise, it simply must be folded over. Safe with clips or a pin.

Fold the material strip proper sides collectively the great distance across the elastic (See image 2). Suppose hotdog model fold. The lengthy fringe of the material will probably be lined up with the opposite lengthy fringe of the material. Safe with clips or pins.

Discover that I solely lined up about 6″ of the material. You are able to do all the size of the material presently, however I discovered it was simpler to work in sections.

Step four: Sew.

Sew all the size of the material with 1 / 4 inch seam allowance.

If you do not have a stitching machine, this step will be simply executed by hand. It is advisable sew about 1/four” from the sting of the material all the best way to the tip of the strip.

On the finish of this step you should have an inside out tube with the elastic inside it.

If making on a stitching machine, be sure that to again sew each ends securely.

If stitching by hand, be sure that to knot every finish securely.

Step 5: Flip Tube Proper Aspect Out.

This step is enjoyable.

Fastidiously fold one finish of the tube again on itself by about 1 – 2 inches (See image 1).

Then put your finger within the tube and pull the within cloth by means of the tube (See image 2).

I discover this can be a bit simpler if my finger is somewhat moist. I lick my finger, however if you happen to do not wish to do this, get a moist paper towel or wash rag and flippantly moist your finger that manner.

Do that till the tube is turned fully proper facet out.

Discover the seam is alongside the surface of the scrunchy. You’ll be able to rotate the tube and make the seam alongside the elastic, however it actually is not well worth the work.

Step 6: Ending Up.

Insert unfinished finish into the tip you initially folded over.

Sew alongside the completed edge till you get to the elastic, again sew each ends (See image four).

In case you are stitching by hand knot each ends. Cover the thread by taking a sew into the center of the tube between the 2 items of cloth and snipping the thread near the material.

Discover I did not sew throughout the elastic. (See image four).

I believe they appear nice not ironed, however I are likely to iron my completed initiatives. So you possibly can iron the material across the seam.

Step 7: Put on This One Whereas You Are Making One to Match Your Outfit for Tomorrow.

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