My seamless scrunchie video tutorial has been on YouTube for a while now. I have answered many questions in the comments of that video that really support the tutorial and I wanted to round them up into one place for you.
I have also been asked if I have a pattern or template for the bows that I show in the video. Now the answer is yes! You can click [HERE] for the free pattern of the bow tie and the faux scarf tie, plus the FAQ’s. When you print the PDF make sure to print at 100% for the correct sizing.
Here is the tutorial:
Frequently asked questions:
What is the seam allowance?
What are the measurements for the scrunchie?
The scrunchie fabric is anywhere from 2-5 inches wide and approx. 20 inches long. Scrunchies are not an exact science. Materials play into the look as well. Experiment and write down notes as you make them so you can replicate your favorites.
How long did you make the fabric for the classic bow?
20-22 inches. I cut a little extra because you can always make it shorter. If you cut it 3 inches wide and used half inch seam allowance that will give you a 1 inch wide bow. Add or subtract for a wider or narrower bow width.
What type of fabric do you use?
You can use pretty much anything. Cotton, silk, flannel, polyester, velvet. It can be woven or stretch.
How much elastic do you use?
Between 7-9 inches, depending on if they are for kids or adults.
9 is what I do most often.
What type of elastic should I use?
Braided and 1/8″. That will be closest to a regular hair tie. If 1/4″ is all you have on hand you can use that too.
Can you explain how to create the scarf?
Sure! It’s one piece. Imagine an oval with pointy ends, then fold it in half and sew along the open curved side. Obviously, leaving an opening to slip it right sides out. It will be long and skinny.
How do you put the scrunchie in without getting the tails of the scarf all hung up in the scrunchie?
When you are holding your hair put the tie of the scarf against your ponytail and then begin wrapping the scrunchie portion over your hair. The scarf will already be tied onto the scrunchie. Or you can put the scrunchie in your hair and then slip the scarf through one of the scrunchie passes and tie it.
I hope this is a helpful addition to the seamless scrunchie tutorial. Go get creative and make scrunchies you love!