Scrunchies are back! Thank you Stranger Things. Let me show you the easiest way to make your own with absolutely no hand sewing!


– Fabric – Elastic or hair elastics – Thread Equipment – Sewing machine – Scissors or rotary cutter/cutting mat – An iron and ironing station

Step 1: Cut Fabric

Start by cutting your fabric. You need a strip of fabric 20″ long by 4″ wide. You will also need to cut an 8.5″ long elastic or use a good quality hair elastic/hair tie.

Fold over each long edge by 1/4″ and press them flat. Now you can fold the fabric wrong sides together in half, lining up the edges. Press.

Step 2. Fold and Press

Fold the 20″ long strip right sides together. Match up the short ends. Sew across the short ends so you create a circle. For a regular elastic sew the ends together to create a loop.

Step 3. Sew a Circle

Open up the loop of fabric and slide it under the elastic.  Fold the fabric over the elastic and sew the scrunchie closed.

Step 4. Sew in Elastic

Keep pulling the elastic into the scrunchie as you work. DO NOT sew the elastic down. The elastic remains loose into the fabric so it can stretch as needed.

Step 5. Sew Scrunchie Closed

And that’s all there is to it! What do you think? Easy peasy? Enjoy your handmade scrunchies!


Danielle Pientka

Danielle is a DIY/craft/sewing blogger on She loves to write about projects that she makes for her small farm, her children, and her home.