How to Make Scrunchies


  • 1/4” yard, Knit Fabric
  • 1/4Elastic
  • Sewing Pins
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Needle and Thread
  • Sewing Machine (optional)


  1. Measure and cut a 4” x 22” piece of fabric.
  2. Fold your fabric strip in half lengthwise with the print sides facing each other.
  3. Pin your fabric together if need be.
  4. Sew along the raw edge length, leaving a 1/4” seam allowance.
  5. Turn the tube inside out using your fingers.
  6. Measure and cut a 8” piece of elastic, attach a Bobby pin at one end and slide through the tube holding the opposite end of elastic so it doesn’t slide through.
  7. Pin and see the two ends of elastic together.
  8. Fold one end of your fabric inside the tube about 1/2” and tuck the unfolded end inside the tucked end.
  9. Pin if need be, hand stitch or use a sewing machine to close the ends together.


Try sewing tape (like this) if you want to ditch the needle and thread entirely. You could also use hair ties like these (or ones you find at Dollar Tree) if you can’t find elastic.