Scrunchies were the surprising fashion trend of 2013 and thanks to Cressida Bonas and Cara Delevingne, the Nineties hair accessory isn't going anywhere anytime soon. So - why not be totally original make your own? Rosie and Hannah from The New Craft Society tell us how...
I wore a scrunchie when I was 10 and I honestly didn't think I would ever wear one again post 1999. But I have started spotting them everywhere and I have been hunting for the perfect one for a while now. This project is a simple way to turn a basic black bobble into something much more special. You just need to pick a scrap of your favourite fabric, set aside 30 minutes and get sewing!
- A scrap of fabric, about 3.5 x 14 inches (the more fabric you use the more scrunch you'll get)
- A plain hair bobble
- A needle- Thread to match your fabric
- Cut your fabric to the desired length
- Position right sides together around the hair bobble. You'll have to move the fabric around, bunching it up as you sew. This can be a little fiddly - don't worry if the fabric keeps slipping as you're going to secure it with stitches in the next step.
- Tie a knot in the end of your fabric and sew the two pieces together along the raw edge using a running stitch. Keep your stitches fairly small to secure the fabric well. When you reach the other end, tie off the thread.
- You should now have a tube of fabric around the bobble.Turn this tube the right way around.
- Fold under the raw edges at the each end of the tube and sew the two ends together, using a slip stitch to keep the stitches hidden.- Pull your hair back and enjoy your scrunchie!
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