Scrunchies were popular when? Haha, that was my middle aged reaction to the scrunchies I see everywhere now. I was reluctant to get on board but here are a few reasons why I did and why you might want to: they are easy to make and a really good way to add color to your summer outfit. My summer wardrobe is basically four colors: white, off white, navy, and black. I don’t make (or buy but these days I mostly make my clothes) many summer clothes outside of these colors because when I travel, which we do so much in summer, I want to bring as little as possible and I want it all to go together. Packing light is another post for another time but this summer I brought my colorful scrunchie friends with me on holiday and I’m so glad I did. Awesome color, check, functionality, check, light and easy to take with me, check!
Before I jump into my quick tutorial, I wanted to mention that there are a lot of tutorials out there and say thank you to every other person who wrote one. On my quest to make the perfect one, I read every tutorial and tried them all. This is a combination of what I found works best (and looks the coolest in my middle aged opinion so take that for what it’s worth).
30” x 3” (76 x 8 cm) strip of hand dyed SMT fabric
8” (20 cm) strip of elastic (1/4” or just over 6 mm) wide
4 straight pins
1 hand sewing needle
Large safety pin
Matching sewing thread