Making Fashion Hair Scrunchies  | Liz Esposito | Skillshare

Making Fashion Hair Scrunchies 

Liz Esposito, Pattern Designer & Crafter

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9 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. 1 Choosing & Cutting Your Fabric

    • 3. 2 Pinning Your Trim to the Fabric

    • 4. 3 Sewing the Scrunchie with Trim

    • 5. 4 Turning the Scrunchie Right-Side Out

    • 6. 5 Feeding Elastic Through the Scrunchie

    • 7. 6 Hand-Sewing the Scrunchie Ends

    • 8. 7 Hand-Sewing Continued

    • 9. Final thought


About This Class


This is a fairly easy class. Basic understanding of sewing is helpful. 

In this class you’ll learn how to make fashion hair scrunchies with a decorative trims. Perfect to add flavor & personal style to your wardrobe. 

Take the skills you learn in this class & apply them to other projects.   

Some sewing is involved (machine & hand) 

What you need 

  • Fabric 22” x 4” 
  • Flat Elastic 1/4”w or 3/8”w (9”L) 
  • Decorative trim of choice: 

             •Other fabric 1” x 22” 
             •Grosgrain Ribbon about 1/2” x 22” 

  • Sewing Machine, hand Needle & Matching thread
  • -Loop Turner
  • - Straight Pins & Safety Pin
  • -Scissors (sharp enough to cut fabric)
  • -Ruler


1. Intro: Hi. I'm Liz Spear in this class is making fashion hair scrunchies. It's pretty simple. All you're gonna need is some fabric, a ruler, some pins, hopefully have some straight pens. Scissors? Yeah. Piece of elastic. 2. 1 Choosing & Cutting Your Fabric: I'm gonna start. I'm gonna make mine a two toned one. So I'm starting by taking this. Fabrics that I chose that are left over scraps from the fabric industry. Um, and I'm so to together two pieces together. So I'm gonna make half in half. And so the total dimensions of this scrunchie the piece that we need to cut this four inches wide by 22 inch long. So I'm just gonna put it on the fold to do that. And I already butterfly seemed it. So it's a little hard to see. I ironed it with this flattened out butterfly steam s it'll be easier to. So But I should have done that a little later for the cutting. I'm trying to see which pieces look prettier from my foreign strip. I guess we'll use this side where there's more of this more print going on in less of the ground showing. So we get all those pretty flowers in there. Okay, Now, you don't have to make a pattern or a template if you want to just measure. And if you have fabric, that's a little easier toe work with, um since this fabric is very slippery and silky. Um, I just made a simple template. That is, it's the four inches wide, but it's only 11 inches long since we're cutting it on the fold. So after I cut this out and you open it up, it will be the 22 inches long that it needs to be so just going. I'm gonna cut off some of that that books can scraggly and superior fabrics a little hard to work with. So if you want something easier, I recommend choosing something more like caught me based on something like a little more stiff that won't be so difficult to work with. Okay, so I'm just gonna pin corners, have this fabric weight slash coaster that I'm using to hope hold down the ends. I'll just put one more pin just for time sake, and then I'm gonna start cutting it out. Sorry. My hand is up against my press. Not working with a lot of space at the moment in New York. I'm sure many people who are you still working with no space at all. Okay, so now you have your piece that's 22 inches long by four inches wide and go ahead hand 3. 2 Pinning Your Trim to the Fabric: but, as I mentioned made mine two toned this way where the actual fabric is half and half if you want it. You can do this, and I trim if you like. But if you want to make it all, um, one print piece of printed fabric or even one point piece of solid fabric like this would be all one strip without the seem. And then you want to add a type of trim in there that could look really cool, too. And it will make it, you know, a very unique scrunchie that I haven't actually seen before. Um, I'm gonna choose not to do that because I don't actually went through my trim door. And I can't find anything that goes with the's pretty fabrics that I chose. But if you want to show you how to do that, so if you do want to do that at this point when we're gonna fold this over and so it you're gonna want to. So the trim, whichever trim you choose, this is just a satin ribbon, and this is just a yarn. Die plaid, um, taping piece. And when they just in the black and white, you can choose whatever colored trim you have. This I honestly just saved off packaging that my new pillows came in that I just ordered. I love saving things like this because there really useful on y thrown out, but I mentioned it also in the notes. But you can also put in, um you can just make your own by the same fabric you're using or a different print fabric and make it twice as wide as this and then put it on the fold long ways so that it ends up being this. So this the this would be the folded piece of the train would be here, and then the to open edges would be lined up with this if you're going to do it that way. Okay, so I'm just gonna finish painting measured, just like this sandwich in between all the way to the ends, um, and then cut the ribbon flush, and then we'll move on to the next step of selling it 4. 3 Sewing the Scrunchie with Trim: I have my trim in the middle, and I'm gonna use the measuring things here and make it only 1/4 of an inch so that it's securely sewn into the scrunchie. But that's so some of it comes show you don't have a machine. Um, you know, maybe try to find someone who does so you can borrow it because it is possible to do this, but it will take a very, very long time. E thinking you pick up fabric that's not so slippery or slinky is mine. It will be a lot here. Mine might not be coming out exactly, completely straight. It's very hard. I picked on. So I also have a satin ribbon, three layers of slippery slope fabric together, some super smart. I mean, if done correctly, it could look really pretty. It looks like I may have some issues, and then so I had butterflied this open. I didn't stay. Might have needed Teoh again. That's just to kind of keep you don't have to have just to kind of keep it a little more flat. It's on the inside anyway, so it's not going to really show, Uh, just so it all the way to the end, and then we're gonna backstab, help hold it in place. It's literally like you just press the bursts, the reverse button on your sewing machine. And so for 23 stitches. So Ford, two stitches of Well, so almost there. If you were doing it, you're probably and you're using, like, a cotton sheeting or were around Sally or something. You're probably Don Wood or even just I'm having to be a little more careful with fabric choices. Okay, so now we're at the ends like I'm saying, all Europe todo almost very ends the person back. And then if it comes out like this for your edges on human, that's fine. I only have to do just cut it off and even a little bit. 5. 4 Turning the Scrunchie Right-Side Out: So now we have this to that were sown. Um, it's like this with this on the inside hands. So now we need to get the nice in the side. You're right side of the fabric to this side. So probably be really helpful. If you've got one of the EU's, there will help turn it inside out. Um, as you can see, there's a pretty simple tool. So if you don't have something like this, you could even just take, like, a wire hanger or anything that you have that similar, Um, and kind of a guy Britain make something like this. So we're gonna dio it's just insert this since with scrunch Eve, they were gonna hook it on this ends and make sure it's kind of on their good. You mind didn't go in. Actually, I am going to try to make a little cool, um, connect and it might and probably will come undone in the process of doing this and then as you. So I just kind of put it on the end, and then I'm slipping the fabric up over just gonna keep doing it, Keep pulling water. Holding onto this other end here um, So I'm holding on to this, and I'm just gonna keep pulling and keep in the hook is in the very ends of this crunchiness. Once you get to this point, you can unhook it because the other end of the scrunches already out. Okay, Just keep slipping it out. So now we have the scrunchie looking like this when this is our taping edge, Um, we had on there. Looks pretty good. If you want, you can you may want toe iron it a little bit. I'm knocking iron A because I don't like what it looks. Super flats. Um, but if you want to iron it a little bit down just like this for more than welcome to desire in it Also, since my came off packaging and was tied together, it has this. So I might have wanted to just iron the trend before I put it on, but that's a whole nother thing. So now they were at this point, we're getting close now. Old roll the end of the tube of the tunnel both ends back about this much about, you know, 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch and you can so I mean, you can press it slightly with an iron, so it's going to give you a little bit better. Um, guide when you hand sew. So it closed. 6. 5 Feeding Elastic Through the Scrunchie: grab your piece of elastic. You can use 1/4 of an inch like this or creates Ivan inch wide and then cut it nine inches like this. And then on one ends, put Either of you have a large pin. You can put a large straight pen or safety pen. Um, or I just put tubes. I couldn't find a large one of the second, and then on the other end, you're just gonna put a safety. That's something that you're going to be able to feel through your fabric. Um, my fabric. I could pretty much do anything since it's a very light wave, but I found this larger pen anyway. Safety gun. But the safety pen on one ends, um, and leave the tail like this. So it holds it because we don't want this to go into the tuba fabric is the goal the reason why the pins are here? So use those safety pen inserted into the tube and just keep scrunching it up cold. But just don't let just don't let this end go into it's crunchy hands key. Just keep doing mass until you get to the other side. God, it's so now Now that you have this, you can remove. Depends. Don't let don't let either and slip back in, though. She pulled him out. Now you have these two ends. You're just gonna place them on top of each other, Um, about leg of that much, and you're gonna pin it and then take it to the soy machine and so back and forth. 7. 6 Hand-Sewing the Scrunchie Ends: So this is what it looks like. Um, when I sewed, uh, the ends, I'm a scrunchie together prescribe early, but all we need it is for functionality. It's not gonna show we're almost done. It looks like a perfectly nice crunchy except that we have this open end here. So queen to close this without any, um, stitch line showing on to make a look queen, we're gonna have to hand stitch dust. So to do that, all you have to do is get a new anti a double or triple, not at one ends, and then leave this and hanging free here and you'll be able to pull through and work. So to start it out, we're gonna start must start at the top here. So I know that when we went all the way around, I want first let me mention to make sure that your country is not twisted, so make sure that your trim is all the way along the outside. Make sure there's none in the middle so that you're not sewing it together. Twisted. Okay, so start back at this trim, and we have this crease line here that we made to create our seem allows so sort of Tuck that back in and then start your Neil from the inside in that crease. If it doesn't talk all the way and right now, that's fine. But started on that line, that crease line and pulls through, and then we're gonna crease it end, and we're gonna make sure it matches up the trim on the left side with the right side and then take your needle, and then this is kind of hard to show, but so I'm gonna So, in this stitch line, the threat will actually be underneath in this ditch line. So as I go down, gonna stick a needle in here. But I'm really just letting it go a little ways. You can see that just like a little ways. But it's going to be in the tunnel for the most part and pull through, and now I'm gonna do the same thing. But I'm gonna stick it on the other side again tomorrow on this blue side, and I'm gonna go behind this stitch that already created a little bit so that there's no gap, and I'm just gonna go through just a little bit again, like this, and I'm trying to keep the stage, um, basically on that crease line or a little to the inside. 8. 7 Hand-Sewing Continued: and then we're going to keep going all the way around, doing that same thing, going from side to side, stitching both together and trying to keep keep it straight where those crease crease marks are that we made. So just kind of pull it straight with my fingers so that it looks like this and it's coming out on this side. So again, I'm gonna go slightly behind where this one came out on that side and stick it on the opposite side and keep the needle in that tunnel just for a little ways. Because if you make it too far in that gap, um, it won't be as tight of a stitch, and they'll be like little gaps in the scrunchy which may not be, they know, actually end up looking that bad, especially since it is a scrunchie. And it's not like a ah center seem of address or something that would show more. But I'm just trying to show you how to make it really nice. You're in a hurry, though. You could make it a little farther spaced out, so on that site, and don't pull too tight or will seize up like that do the same thing again. This side you can see and just pull it out and then back to the other side. It's coming out on the blue side. Must stick it in this black side again, just through the tunnel. And so we're gonna do that. We only sewn this far so far going to do that all the way around until we come back to here and then I will show you how we finish it. We basically just finish it, come with a double knot. But I'll show that once I get around there. So just keep going like this all the way around. So now I have sown it all the way around. This is all stitched. It was all stitched together except for this very end piece. We just need to tie this off So one one more time And then I'm just gonna also not the very ends. Um, just to make sure it doesn't pull through, just do that. Now. I'm just gonna do it more and more time right here, and then you're done. And you the tail without without cutting your trim or your fabric. And then now you have completely done give you beautiful scrunchie. And if you did, the two ways were used to different fabric. You can definitely tell the difference between the machine stitch line and then the handmade stitch line, which now I can finally here, my hand stitching. 9. Final thought: So I have sown and so stitched this all the way around On where the scene Waas. Now we're done. This is the complete because the final fashion scrunchy and every one who just made one has one that no one else in the world has very unique. Um, actually really like it. Really? Like this trim. Glad it Right in there. Yeah, so there you go. Um, please post your project so everyone could see your individual. Really cool, scrunchie. And so you can brag about it. Look what I made. And yeah. So this has been list sphere on how to make a fashion scrunchy. Thanks, guys. Have a good one.