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!
You will need:
- 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
You need to:
- 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!
Don't forget that the longer the length of fabric you use, the more scrunch you'll get, so go as big as you dare. Share your projects with us on Twitter and Instagram @newcraftsociety.
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