We were obsessed with them in Primary School and now, after a decade of disgust and a few lessons on the sewing machine, we've rekindled our love for the scrunchie. It's like so Bip Ling.
You will need:
Fabric (we chose the strawberry variety!)
Sewing Machine (if you don't have one, you'll have to hand sew with a needle!)
Thread (preferably a similar colour to your fabric)
Large Safety Pin
Elastic (enough to go around your wrist + 3 cm)
Begin by marking your fabric so that the width is 9cm and the length is around 55-60cm.
Then cut this out to reveal your rectangular fabric shape.
Fold over each end an inch and sew in place to ensure a neat edge when finishing.
Fold the fabric in half length ways ensuring that the wrong side of the material is visible. Then sew along the open edge to create a tube.
Attach the safety pin to one end of the fabric, then push into the tube. Carefully pull this through the tube of fabric, pulling up the material as you go. When the safety pin has reached the opposite end, the material will now be showing the correct side, with the stitching hidden inside.
Attach the safety pin to one end of your elastic and feed through the tube of fabric, being careful not to lose the other end inside.
When the elastic is inside the tube, pull the elastic so that 1cm each end is visible. Sew these together multiple times to ensure a strong and secure connection.
After this, tuck one of the pre-sewn edges into the other.
Again sew these together multiple times to make sure a sturdy connection has been made. Then distribute the scrunches as desired/necessary.
Voila! You now have your classic 90's hair scrunchie! Wear in a high pony or on your wrist for the ultimate vintage look...