DIY Projects & Crafts How to Sew a Scrunchie Everyone's favorite '80s and '90s hair accessory has made a major comeback. Follow these simple steps to start your own scrunchie collection or make a few sweet gifts for your friends. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 25, 2023 Share Tweet Pin Email While fashion inevitably changes from decade to decade, there is one accessory that stands the test of time: the scrunchie. Made popular in the '80s and '90s, scrunchies still hold up today—and, best of all, you can make your own. Our chic scrunchie project can be made with just about any fabric, from silk to velvet, and a needle and thread. If you're a beginner, we recommend starting with cotton, which is an easier material to work with. Another tip: Sewing machines make the process quicker and give your accessories a more refined look. And if you're looking to brush up on your sewing skills or want test them against a few other DIYs, check out our favorite sewing projects. What You'll Need Materials Fabric (we used silk, crushed velvet and cotton) Tape measure Fabric scissors Pins Needle / thread Safety pin Elastic (1/4") Instructions Cut fabric into a 3-1/2 x 22-inch strip. Fold fabric lengthwise so it's inside out. Pin along the center. Sew a straight line across the edge. Remove the pins once you're done. Pull the strip right side out. Attach a safety pin at one end. Weave the safety pin through the inside of the tube, and pull it out through the opposite end. Cut the elastic 9 inches, and attach the safety pin to one end. Thread the elastic through the tube. Remove the safety pin, and tie the elastic into a knot. Fold in the edges to create an even seam, and tuck one opening over the other. Pin to hold the fabric in place, and sew straight across to join the two sides.