DIY Scrunchies from Vintage Scarves

Scarf scrunchies

Love them or loathe them scrunchies are the accessory that doesn’t quit.  Use it for its original purpose as a hair tie or, as seen on fashion runways recently, let it adorn your wrist as a nostalgic accessory..  These will look great with your Vintage Cocktail Ring. Scrunchies are easy to make with some basic sewing skills and affordable materials.  If you can score some thrifted silk scarves you will really be livin the high life for just a few dollars.  The silk is easy on the hair and comes in great vintage patterns.

Want to make your own?  Here’s how…

DIY Scrunchie


Thrifted scarves
Elastic ½” wide or larger
Sewing machine or needle and thread
Safety pin
Straight pins

DIY Scrunchies

The first step is to measure and cut your scarf fabric to 3-1/2” x 18”.  If you are adding a tie to your scrunchie cut another piece 6” x 24”.

DIY Scrunchie

Next Fold your fabric lengthwise with the right sides together.  Pin along the edge for sewing.  Sew along the edge removing the pins as you go.

For this scarf I had extra fabric so I sewed the two leftover ends together to create the tie.

DIY Scrunchie

Turn the tube that you sewed inside out so that the seam is on the inside.  If your fabric is stiff you can use a chopstick to help with this step.  I found that with the silky fabrics I could just get it started and give it a couple shakes to turn the whole thing out.

DIY Scrunchie

Cut a piece of elastic to 8” and attach a safety pin to one end.

DIY Scrunchie

Pull the elastic through the tube while holding the elastic on the other end so it doesn’t go completely through the tube.  Pin the ends together.

DIY Scrunchie

Sew the ends of the elastic together.  (I admit this is not the best sewing job but you get the idea.  This will be hidden.)

DIY Scrunchie

Tuck in the raw edges of the tube and stitch the opening closed.  I used pins to keep the edges tucked under.

DIY Scrunchie

Here is the completed scrunchie and removable tie.

DIY Scrunchie

These are so cute and you can whip up a bunch in an afternoon.

DIY Scrunchie
DIY Scrunchies

These are great to dress up an outfit and they make great gifts too!

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Welcome! I’m Jane, and I am obsessed with crafting, cooking, decorating, gardening, repurposing castoffs and general DIYing.

This blog focuses on creating on a budget, creative and fun projects that will add a bit of amusement to everyday life, cause lets face it, sometimes life isn’t so easy. My projects aim to be simple while also being Eco and budget friendly with a sense of humor or a sarcastic twist.
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