....to this in less than an hour.
My daughter needs to tie her hair back for her weekend teashop job. I had some material left over after making a skirt for her. She absolutely loves this material and didn't want to waste any. So I found an easy tutorial and made my first ever hair scrunchie.
There are lots of online tutorials available. Some are so complicated that I simply couldn't understand them. A scrunchie is basically a piece of elastic encased in a tube of material. I knew it wasn't brain surgery so I persevered until I found a simple tutorial and here it is.
For my scrunchie, I made a couple of changes. I found the measurements in the tutorial a little too big. Just for comparison, the blue scrunchie above was made with material measuring 18" x 3". I was aiming for a slightly different effect. So I finally settled on 16" x 4" for the material and 7" for the elastic. I hand stitched the elastic ends together instead of tying a knot as I think that gives a stronger finish. I also hand stitched the ends of the scrunchie together because I didn't think my basic sewing machine would cope with sewing through several layers of material and elastic.
So this first scrunchie involved some trial and error and a certain amount of faffing about. My next scrunchie will take much less time. A sewing expert could probably make one of these in a few minutes. They would be great for children to make as sewing the whole thing by hand is a definite possibility. For a child's scrunchie, the material would probably need to be only 14" x 3".
If you make clothes for your children or yourself, these are a simple way to coordinate an outfit with matching accessories. They would also be great fund raisers at fetes and craft fairs.