If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to create stylish hair accessories, you can never go wrong with making your own scrunchies! Not only is it a fun and satisfying DIY project, but you also get to personalize your scrunchies with your favorite fabrics and colors. And the best part? You can make them using a sewing machine! In this article, we will teach you how to make scrunchies using a sewing machine step by step.
Before we start, let’s gather the materials that we need. Here are the things that you will need to make a scrunchie using a sewing machine:
- Fabric (cotton or silk works best)
- Elastic (1/4 inch or 3/8 inch)
- Sewing machine
- Fabric pencil or chalk
Now that we have everything we need, let’s start making our scrunchie!
Step 1: Cutting the Fabric
The first step is to cut the fabric for the scrunchie. Cut a piece of fabric that is 22 inches long and 3 inches wide. This size works for most hair types and lengths. You can adjust the length depending on your preference.
Step 2: Sewing the Fabric
Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, with the right sides facing each other. Pin the edges together and sew them using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Make sure to leave a 1/2 inch seam allowance on both ends of the fabric.
Step 3: Turning the Fabric Right Side Out
Using a safety pin, turn the fabric right side out. Insert the safety pin into one end of the fabric tube and push it through until it comes out the other end. This step may take a bit of patience, but it’s worth it for the end result!
Step 4: Adding the Elastic
Cut a piece of elastic that is 9 inches long. Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and insert it into one end of the fabric tube. Push the elastic through the tube until it comes out the other end. Make sure to hold on to the other end of the elastic so that it doesn’t get lost inside the tube.
Step 5: Sewing the Ends Together
Once the elastic is inserted into the fabric tube, it’s time to sew the ends together. Overlap the ends of the fabric by 1/2 inch and sew them together using a sewing machine. Make sure to backstitch a few times to secure the seam.
Step 6: Finishing the Scrunchie
Now that the ends are sewn together, it’s time to finish the scrunchie. Fold the fabric over the seam to hide it and sew it down using a sewing machine. Make sure to backstitch a few times to secure the seam. And voila! You now have your own handmade scrunchie.
Tips and Tricks
- When choosing fabric for your scrunchie, make sure to choose a lightweight fabric that won’t weigh down your hair.
- Don’t have a sewing machine? You can still make a scrunchie by hand-sewing the fabric together and using a needle and thread to attach the elastic.
- To make a thicker scrunchie, use a wider piece of fabric and a thicker elastic.
- Play around with different fabrics and colors to make your scrunchies unique and personalized.
Making your own scrunchies using a sewing machine is a fun and easy DIY project that anyone can do. By following these simple steps and using the right materials, you can create stylish hair accessories that are perfect for any