The Scrunchy Is BACK, and Here’s How to Make One
Categories: DIY Style

The Scrunchy Is BACK, and Here’s How to Make One

We may have sarcastically embraced the ’90s last April Fool’s day, but we’re done joking about the decade. We’re thanking our lucky stars that ’90s fashion trends are back in full force, *especially* the trusty scrunchy. Contrary to Carrie Bradshaw’s opinion, the scrunchy is a fantastic accessory that we intend to full-heartedly (re-)embrace. Want to learn how to make one yourself? Keep reading, peeps.

Materials + Tools

— fabric

— elastic

— sewing machine

— fabric scissors

— pins

— cloth tape measure

— safety pin

Instructions

1. Cut your fabric into a 16 x 4-inch swatch. Fold it in half lengthwise and pin so that the right sides are facing in.

2. Sew the two sides together, about 1/4 inch away from the edge. Be sure to leave two inches unsewn at the top and bottom.

3. Remove the pins, then turn your fabric inside out.

4. Bring the two ends together, right sides facing in, and pin again. Fully sew these two sides together, then remove the pins.

5. Attach a safety pin to the end of your elastic, then feed it through the scrunchy opening until you make a complete loop. Cut your elastic, pin and hand-sew the two ends together. Remove pins.

6. Pin and hand-sew the opening closed, then remove pins again. Ta-da!

Ready for this jelly?

Cut your fabric into a 16 x 4-inch swatch. Fold it in half lengthwise and pin so that the right sides are facing in.

Sew the two sides together, about 1/4 inch away from the edge. Be sure to leave two inches unsewn at the top and bottom.

Remove the pins, then turn your fabric right-side out.

Bring the two ends together and pin again. Fully sew these two sides together, then remove the pins.

Attach a safety pin to the end of your elastic, then feed it through the scrunchy opening until you make a complete loop.

Cut your elastic, pin and hand-sew the two ends together. Remove pins.

Pin and hand-sew the opening closed, then remove pins again.

Wondering how to style this bad boy? Here are five ideas!

Will you be making this yourself? If so, we want to see the results! Share a photo with the hashtags #britstagram and #iamcreative so we can take a peek.

DIY Production + Styling: Madeline Bachelder

Photography: Kurt Andre

Models: Misty Spinney + Anjelika Temple