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Get Creative with DIY Handmade Scrunchies: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upcycling Fabric and Promoting Sustainable Fashion

by Ioana Stefan 15 Jan 2023

Scrunchies are making a comeback, and what better way to embrace the trend than by making your own? In this post, we'll show you how to create your own unique scrunchies using upcycled fabrics. Not only will you be able to customize your scrunchies to match your personal style, but you'll also be doing your part in promoting sustainable fashion.

First, gather your materials. You'll need elastic, fabric scraps, and scissors. The elastic should be about 6 inches long for a standard scrunchie. If you want a larger scrunchie, use a longer piece of elastic. Next, cut your fabric scraps into strips that are about 2 inches wide and 12 inches long.

Take one strip of fabric and fold it in half, with the right sides of the fabric facing each other. Sew along the long edge, leaving both short edges open. Turn the fabric right side out and press it flat.

Place the elastic in the middle of the fabric strip, making sure the raw edges of the elastic match the raw edges of the fabric. Fold the fabric over the elastic, encasing it completely. Sew along the short edge, making sure to catch both layers of fabric and the elastic in the seam.

Repeat this process with your remaining fabric strips. You can mix and match different fabrics to create a variety of scrunchies. Once you've made all of your scrunchies, you're ready to use them in your hair.

Not only are these scrunchies a fun and easy DIY project, but they also make for a great gift for friends and family. Give your scrunchies as a birthday or holiday present or even sell them at a local craft fair.

In conclusion, making your own scrunchies is a great way to add a personal touch to your hair accessories while also being sustainable. So gather your materials and get crafting! Your hair (and the environment) will thank you.

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