Hello again! This is Karin from Cascade Quilts with a cute quick project for the girls on your Christmas list! These would make great stocking stuffers! I have to admit, I have a lot of hair scrunchies and I wear them often! They are easy and fun to make to coordinate with different outfits/holidays :) Stop by my website where I will be having a giveaway for some of these adorable scrunchies AND a mini charm pack so someone can make a couple of their own!
For EACH scrunchie, you will need:
- 20 Moda Candy pieces (2½" squares) - I used 'Wishes' by Sweetwater, 'From Outside In' by Malka Dubrawski, and 'Grant Park' by Minick and Simpson
- 7" to 8'' of ⅜'' wide elastic
This project works with other precuts, as well. Substitute the 20 Moda Candy pieces with:
- 5 charm squares
- 1 jelly roll strip
- Half of a dessert roll strip
- 2/3 yard lace or ric-rac for each scrunchie
If you are using mini charms, sew your 20 mini charms into two rows of 10 mini charms and press.
If you are going to use lace or ric-rack, cut to length of your pieced strips and lay on one edge of the pieced strip with the edge you want showing facing IN and far enough from the edge that your 1/4'' seam will not hide it all in the seam.
The large ric-rac works well as you can line it up JUST inside of the edge and 1/4'' seam is pretty much right down the center of the ric-rac then.
Sew your 1/4'' seam to encase the lace or ric-rac. Press with right sides out.
Optional: top stitch with a scant 1/8'' seam
Now, you are going to make a tube with your strips.
Using a 1/4'' seam, stitch your strips to form a tube.
Here is where it might get a little confusing. Trust me, this works if you follow closely. with the tube laying flat, take the center of the top of the tube and fold it in thirds. You are just folding this to get it out of the way to stitch the bottom portion together without getting the top portion in the seam.
Now take the bottom section and fold it right sides together (you will be encasing the part you folded in thirds)
Now, start stitching your 1/4'' seam, making SURE not to catch the inside material, you are only stitching the outside 2 edges together.
Once you get a few inches, you will need to start pulling the center out from the tube.
Keeping your needle down, just start pulling the center out and forward. You might have to help it along near the rear of the needle too. Line up the new edges you pulled through and continue sewing.
Sew a few inches, pull out a few inches.....
Continue sewing until you have a small opening 2-3'' left. Backstitch. I know this seems confusing.... I, too, was unsure this was going to work when I sewed my first one. But, believe me, it works! And, the next one will be much easier after you 'get' it :)
Pull the whole fabric tube right side out. The opening will be to feed the elastic through.
Totally optional - press your fabric tube.
Feed your elastic through the tube and tie the ends, then stitch the opening closed with as narrow seam as you can.
Viola! One super cute scrappy scrunchie! I have tried several different ways to sew scrunchies over the years, but this is by far my favorite way.
Or maybe two?
Or threeeeee???? I can't stop! This one was made with a jelly roll strip (cut in half at the fold, selvedges removed, then sewn in the same manner as the scrappy one).
One (or fifteen!) super cute hair scrunchie!
Head over to my website at Cascade Quilts to enter my giveaway for some of these scrunchies and a mini charm pack so you can make your own.