Friday, 16 August 2013

DIY 90s Scrunchie & Hair Tie

The dreaded 'Back to School' campaigns are upon us reminding students nationwide that Summer really doesn't last forever. But instead of complain this year I'm going to jump on the bandwagon and make my own 'Back 2 Skool' special in the form of a new DIY Friday!

So whether you are heading back to school, college or university in September this 90s themed DIY might be right up your street. Taking inspiration from my primary school days I've made some easy-peasy scrunchies and a floral head band and I'm going to show you how you can sew your own too.

The scrunchie is making a comeback!

 What You Need...

(I cut up two tshirts and an old floral dress) 
Sewing Machine  

1) Chop your fabric into long strips. They need to be around 1 metre in length and 15cm wide. The width of your fabric will determine how big your scrunchie is. I made the pink one at 15cm and the grey one at 8cm.

2) Your going to fold your fabric pieces in half length ways. Right sides together, so your fabric is inside out at this point. Sew all along the longest side until you have a tube.

3) Once sewn together you can turn your tube the right side out again. You will have left the ends open which will allow you now to post the elastic through. I used 15cm of elastic. Attaching a safety pin to one end of the elastic helps you to guide it through all the way from one end to the other.

4) When your elastic is all the way through the tube you can go ahead and sew the two ends of elastic together. The elastic needs to be short (15cm) so the fabric will gather together and form the scrunchie!

5) You will need to hand sew the two ends of fabric together to complete the scrunchie. The gathers of fabric help to hide any stitches that may be on show.

6) I made my hair tie in a similar way although I didn't add any elastic. Instead I neatened the ends of the tube into nice rounded shapes and sewed these together.

Now you have your 90s inspired hair ties to see you into the new semester. These work well for messy hair days and add something extra to your bun or ponytail. They take around half an hour to make and it's a great way to recycle old clothes.




  1. I remember wearing these :p A really good DIY! x

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  3. ah i love this post! i bought a couple of scrunchies a few days ago but making them seems so much more fun!

    Sarah xo

  4. This is a really cute and fun idea!

  5. i love wearing scrunchies, they look so cute when my hair looks blah!

    Natalie | Salt & Sail

  6. There is always a scrunchie in my hair at the moment.
    Maybe I need to make my own.
    Great post.

  7. Hey,
    great post. The hairstyle is lovely!

  8. This is awesome! and sooo 90s..can't wait to make them myself! Love your blog Gwen :)

  9. Thank you!! I LOVE SCRUNCHIES, wow, felt good to finally say that! Haha, I always have them in my car and my draw as when I put my hair up they never leave kinks in it, so I can put it back down again and nobody would be any the wiser!
    Going to have a go at making my own now, you've made it look so simple xx

  10. Amazing!!! Thanks for the tutorial, it looks quite easy :)


    Style and Paper

  11. So cute! Definitely going to give this a try! x

  12. These are so cute! I'm definitely going to give it a try xo

  13. Cute hair acessories, so creative

  14. Awesome, I made choker by myself too, if you are interested in, have a look my blog!;)

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