Thursday, July 5, 2012

DIY // scrunchie tutorial


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I am SO fond of this DIY scrunchie.... firstly, let's just revel in the glory of the scrunchie itself. This accessory is purely ICONIC! Now Im not just saying that because I've had one too many glasses of red wine.. although that is entirely true. This piece of scrunched up fabric and elastic manages to cause such a FUSS and can make some onlookers cringe as it immediately stews memories of a decade that some people are not ready to re-visit (if at all interested, my thoughts about that here). I think it takes your outfit to an entirely new Spice Girl-lovin', boy-band-diggin', baby-beanie-cuddling kind of level. Next to a snap bracelet (hey, thats not a bad idea.....) its the cheapest way to inject some 90's into your outfit. I scoured eBay and Etsy and couldn't find a scrunchy for less than $5.50, so I made one myself for only one dollar. SNAP! OK now I can't stop thinking about snap bracelets. And without further adieu (I think this scrunchie rant has gone on long enough), here is my tutorial...

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You will need
53cm x 10cm fabric
2 x large safety pins
matching cotton
elastic


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Step 1 & 2
Fold the wrong side of the fabric over about 1cm on both ends of the fabric.
Sew both ends, almost creating two "hems". These hems will make the last step easier.


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Step 3 & 4
Now fold the right side of the fabric onto itself lengthways.
Sew a seem along the length of the fabric, thus creating a tube. The wrong side of your fabric should be facing out.

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 Step 5
Now you need to turn the 'tube' right side out by feeding the tube through itself. To do this, keep the 'tube' open and pin one side of the 'tube'. This is so that you don't loose this end of the 'tube' while you are feeding it through itself. Now push the pin into the 'tube', and follow it all the way to the end until you have turned it the right way out.

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Step 6 & 7
Now use both pins in a similar way to thread the elastic through the 'tube'. Scrunch your fabric along the elastic until you can hold onto both ends.

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Step 8 & 9
Overlap the elastic about a centimetre. Sew over the elastic a number of times... its going to get stretched a lot so it needs to be secure!

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Step 10 & 11
Insert one "hemmed" end of the fabric into the other end. This is why you made the hems earlier... it makes it super easy to finish off your scrunchie!
Now sew the two ends of your fabric.

Now guess what you have........

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A SCRUNCHIE!
Now you are free to inject some serious 90's goodness into any outfit.

15 comments:

  1. Great job.
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  2. this is very 80´s early 90´s...I used to wear them a lot!!! ;) xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  3. Love it!! I will male it!

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  4. Scrunchies always remind me of that Sex & the City episode where Carrie's author boyfriend writes about NYC woman wearing a scrunchie - ah classic! Well, I guess it was only time until it came back around the fashion wheel!

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  5. Very creative!!!!!!!!!!


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  6. Thanks for this tutorial! Very nice :)

    <3 Emi

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  7. so creativeee, i want it, but lace fabric

    Herdiana Surachman
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  8. love it! i still have a srunchie collection

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  9. Cute tutorial! Love the photo at the top :)

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  10. That looks cute!:)

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  11. You are too funny. Love the wine-filled-rant hahaha.

    Oh and nice scrunchie too ;) haha!!

    xx Steph (reading your blog on my birthday= commitmentttt)

    lefanciulle.blogspot.com

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