DIY scrunchies are a quick and easy project that can be made in very little time using only small amounts of fabric and elastic- Nicki LaFoille shows you how.
Homemade scrunchies only require rectangles of fabric and some elastic to make. Nicki talks about some of the different kinds of fabric you can use for your scrunchie, depending on how stiff or relaxed you want it to be as well as how much you want the fabric to gather. She also talks about how much fabric you will need, meaning the size of rectangle you will need to cut and how you can easily change up the size of the rectangle to change up the look of the homemade scrunchie. The next supply that Nicki talks about is elastic, as it is an important component of the scrunchie. Nicki explains what kind of elastic she prefers to use and why and also talks about the length of elastic needed to make a diy scrunchie. The last component Nicki talks about is the optional bow that can be added to the scrunchie. She shows what the free pattern piece download looks like and explains how to cut it out.
Once she has gone over the supplies needed when learning how to make a scrunchie, Nicki shows how to sew one step-by-step. She shows how to fold under one short end of the rectangle and stitch the long edges together to create the tube of fabric for the scrunchie. She also shares a great tip for how to quickly and easily turn fabric tubes right side out using a length of yarn. She then shows how to insert the elastic, secure the ends and finish and join the ends of the fabric tube. Finally, Nicki shows how to sew and add the optional bow to make an adorable homemade scrunchie. After you’ve made several of these- check out more fun projects!