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DIY Project: Make your own scrunchie


  • Fabric (new or old)
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Hair tie (any color)
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread


  • Lay out the fabric and with the ruler measure 17in. in length and with the marker outline it. Next measure 4-inch width and outline with the marker.
  • Cut out the outlined fabric.
  • Wrap the fabric around the hair tie inside out. Make sure the outside edges are touching.
  • Sew edges together (tip: when starting and ending the edges backstitched for a stronger hold.)
  • Flip the fabric right side out and spread fabric evenly.
  • Take one of the ends and fold it inside itself then pull it over the other end so that none of the raw edges are showing.
  • Sew the two ends together