how to make tie scrunchies

tie scrunchies

The scrunchies, everyone’s favourite hair accessory from the ‘90s have returned gaining a classic status. Pretty hard to resist on their charm, so you may already have your own collection of scrunchies. There are different kinds according to the fabric or the design. Are they plain? With a bow? Or a tie? If you ask me, I’m all about cute scrunchies with ties, and I’ll show you how to make your own tie scrunchies.

tie scrunchies

Tie scrunchies can be made with almost any fabric, so customize the fabric choice and the width of your tails to suit your style. Though, if you’re a beginner, better start with cotton, as it’s easy to work with.


  • Fabric(s)
  • Elastic (width 6-8 cm)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Safety pins (2)
  • Thread & needle
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine (or you can sew by hand)


1. Cut out a rectangle of fabric that is 60 by 8-10 cm.

2. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise with right sides together. Leaving 1 cm seam allowance, sew along the edge to create a tube. Then, turn the tube right side out.

3. Cut out a piece of elastic at 20 cm. Add a safety pin to each end of the elastic. With the safety pin, secure the elastic to one end of the tube and pull the elastic through.

4. Remove the safety pins. Be careful to not lose hold of the ends. Hold the elastic so the ends overlap each other by 1 cm and use a straight pin to hold them together. Sew back and forth across the overlapped elastic to secure the ends together.

5. On each raw end of the scrunchie, turn the edges 0,5 cm to the inside. Create a fold all the way around to hide raw edges. Insert one end to the other. Make sure no raw edges showing and pin in place.

6. Use a needle and thread to sew the ends together while making sure that they stay folded. Otherwise, you can use your sewing machine to sew a straight line across the overlapped folds. The scrunchie is ready!

7. To make your bow, cut out a rectangle of fabric that is 30 by 8 cm. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise with right sides together. Pin them together.

8. With 1 cm seam allowance, sew along the edge, leaving an opening of 3 cm around the middle. Turn the fabric right side out.

9. Sew the open part by hand or a sewing machine with 0,3-0,5 cm seam allowance.

10. Tie your fabric in a knot around the scrunchie. Adjust it until it looks nice. I like to place the knot over the seam of the scrunchie to hide the seam and make it look more refined. Your diy tie scrunchie is now ready to wear!

tie scrunchies

Use different fabrics and colours to make seasonal tie scrunchies. Experiment on new scrunchies for summer or winter to match your wardrobe. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial for how to make tie scrunchies.

tie scrunchies

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