How to make a scrunchie

Bring the 90s back into your wardrobe by making your own scrunchie collection! Learn how to make a scrunchie with Jessica Entwistle's step-by-step guide

How to make a bow scrunchie

This easy scrunchie sewing pattern is so simple that you’ll want to make one in every colour! Jessica Entwistle’s design is very straightforward to make, even if you’re new to sewing.

We love the 90s and we’re delighted to see scrunchies back in fashion. Scrunchies are pretty and practical hair accessories. They’ll keep your hair neat and bring a nostalgic vibe to any outfit.

These scrunchies make great gifts for all ages and are quick to sew. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a scrunchie step by step. You can make a scrunchie with a bow or just make a plain scrunchie.

Scrunchies are a great project to make if you have some leftover fabric scraps to use up. You could make one to match your outfit!

Read on to learn how to make scrunchies with this useful guide.

If you’re new to sewing, check out our how to use a sewing machine guide, beginners guide to sewing and sewing patterns for beginners.

How to make scrunchies

Fabrics used

The fabrics used are from the Les Petits collection by Amy Sinibaldi.

  • Petits Strokes, Coral.
  • Petits Strokes, Sun.
  • Petits Checks, Sky.



You Will Need

  • Main fabric (45x25cm (18x10in))
  • Elastic (12mm (1/2in) width x 20cm (8in))
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Basic sewing kit

Cutting out

Step 1

Cut the fabric as follows:

  • Band: 7x40cm (234x1534in).
  • Bow: two 7x28cm (234x11in).

Making the band and bow

Step 1

Fold the band strip in half lengthways with right sides (RS) facing and sew together down the length but leaving 4cm (158in) unsewn at both ends.

Step 2

Cut out the bow template then draw around it on the centre of the wrong side (WS) of one of the bow pieces.

Step 3

Place this RS facing with the other bow piece and sew together along the drawn line, leaving the turning gap unstitched.

Step 4

Trim off the excess fabric.

How to make a scrunchie step one

Adding the elastic

Step 1

Turn the band strip RS out, pin the two raw edges RS facing and stitch.

How to make a scrunchie step two

Step 2

Thread the elastic through the band, overlap the short ends and oversew.

Step 3

Slipstitch the turning gap closed.

Finishing off

Step 1

Turn the bow RS out and press, then slip stitch the turning gap closed.

Step 2

Tie the bow around the band.


We hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to make scrunchies! Looking for more fun craft ideas? Learn how to tie dye, try our fun mug painting ideas or discover how to make loom bands.

How to make scrunchies