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Today’s DIY scrunchie is my favorite way to use up scraps of fabric, save your hair, and sleep more comfortably.

I know… that’s a bold statement to make about a hair tie. But hear me out.

I’m always looking for ways to tweak my hair care routine and make it easier and more effective. You wouldn’t believe how many things I have tried that won’t make it onto Creative Fashion Blog! This tutorial however, is amazing.

Just like sleeping on the silk pillowcase we made last year has been proven to smooth your strands and make your night cream more effective, a silk scrunchie will not break or damage your hair in your sleep.

The reason? Since silk won’t wick moisture away, your hair will be softer, healthier, and stronger. The wide band also helps prevent ugly kinks when you take your hair out and isn’t nearly as damaging as a rubber hair tie. Bonus!

Softer, stronger hair without the kinks! 

The even-better part? Making your own DIY scrunchie is a super simple sewing project. You honestly could do it all with a hand sewing needle if you wanted to. Ready to begin?

How to make your own silk scrunchie with FREE printable sewing pattern

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How to make a DIY scrunchie with a FREE printable sewing pattern

How To Make A DIY Scrunchie

Before we can begin, get the free pattern download via the form above and print it out.

Then, find a scrap piece of silky fabric , fold it in half, and cut out your pattern piece. You should have a long, skinny rectangular piece of fabric.

How to make a silk DIY scrunchie with a FREE printable sewing pattern pdf

Now fold your fabric in half hot dog style and use sewing pins to pin it all into place. Sew it shut to create a long tube. You can either use a hand sewing needle or a standard sewing machine for this step.

How to make a simple DIY scrunchie with a FREE printable sewing pattern

Next, it’s time to flip the entire thing inside out. Take a safety pin and attach it to the outside of one end. Close your safety pin. Then, gently feed your safety pin back through your tube of fabric and out the other side. The closed safety pin makes it SO much easier to complete this step than trying it with your fingers.

How to make a simple silk scrunchie with a FREE printable sewing pattern

Now, your DIY scrunchie looks more like a fancy snake of fabric. Remove the safety pin.

How to make an easy silk scrunchie with a FREE printable sewing pattern

If you haven;t yet, break out your hand sewing needle and begin sewing the two raw edges together. I like to use a ladder stitch but you can sew it together however you like. Once the opening is about 1″ total, take a break.

How to make an easy silk scrunchie with a FREE printable sewing pattern pdf

On the right side of your printable DIY scrunchie pattern, you should see a handy little elastic guide. This guide is perfect for lining an elastic up next to and trimming to size. (Wrap and elastic around your wrist just in case you’ve thrown your pattern away.)

How to make a simple silk scrunchie with a FREE printable sewing pattern pdf

Now it’s time to turn your elastic into a DIY scrunchie! PLace another safety pin through one end of your elastic. Then, hold one end of the elastic between your fingers while you feed the other end through the silk tube.

How to make your own silk scrunchie with a FREE printable sewing pattern pdf

Once your elastic comes out the other side, pull it enough to sew the two ends together…. or even tie them in a knot. (The scrap elastic I used on this particular DIY scrunchie was way too thick to tie!)

How to make an easy silk DIY scrunchie with a FREE printable sewing pattern pdf

Use your hand sewing needle to finish sewing up the hole in your silk fabric. Trim any excess thread and you my friend are done!

How to make your own silk scrunchie with a FREE printable sewing pattern

Wasn’t that easy? This project is absolutely perfect if you are just getting started sewing or wanting to create something with your kids! My eight year old wants to make matching ones and I’m excited to show her how!

How to make your own silk scrunchie with a FREE printable sewing pattern pdf

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6 comments on “Easy DIY Scrunchie w/ FREE Printable Pattern”

  1. I sign up with my email but did not received the Scrunchie REE Printable Pattern. I only received one for a no sew coin purse and business card holder. But not the Free Scrunchie offered.

    • Diane,

      Thank so much for letting me know! On my end it looks like the pattern was delivered on the 6th but I just resent it to your email address again. Please let me know if you still do not receive it.

  2. Hello, I am having a similar issue where I signed up for the free pattern, but i’ve yet to receive any email from you. I have double checked that I used the correct email address and even signed up with a different email of mine. Still no free pattern. I’ve checked the junk/spam folders on both accounts.

    Thank you so much for your time and your lovely pattern.

    • Amanda thank you for letting me know. I just resent it so your pattern should be arriving in your inbox. Please let me know if you have any other questions and I’d be happy to help!

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