Everyone’s favorite hair accessory from the ’80s and ‘90s is making a major comeback. But you don’t have to spend a lot to indulge in the craze. Follow these simple steps to start your own collection, or to make sweet gifts for your girlfriends.

Updated January 09, 2019
Read step by step instructions after the video.

These stylish scrunchies can be made with just about any fabric, from silk to velvet. If you’re a beginner, we recommend starting with cotton, as it’s an easier material to work with. Another tip: Sewing machines make the process quicker and give a more refined look. And if you're looking to brush up on sewing or in search of additional fun DIYs, check out our favorite sewing projects here.

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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

diy scrunchie fabric strip and scissors
Step 1

Cut fabric into 3-1/2-by-22-inch strip.

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diy scrunchie pin fabric
Step 2

Fold fabric lengthwise so it’s inside out and pin along the center.

diy scrunchie sew straight line
Step 3

Sew a straight line across the edge and remove pins once you’re done.

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diy scrunchie pull pin right side out
Step 4

Pull the strip right side out. Attach safety pin at one end and weave the pin through the inside of the tube and pull it out on the opposite end.

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diy scrunchie elastic on safety pin
Step 5

Cut elastic nine inches and attach pin to one end.

diy scrunchie thread elastic through with safety pin
Step 6

Thread the elastic through the tube.

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diy scrunchie tie elastic knot
Step 7

Remove the pin and tie the elastic into a knot.

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diy scrunchie sew scrunchie close
Step 8

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.

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