Sewn Scrunchie Tutorial

I could totally go on and on about how I came up with this pattern or how I figured it out, but I won’t. So lets just jump right in my friends!

The things you’ll need for this particular pattern are:
Scrap fabric (a fat quarter is plenty)
Scissors
3/4-1cm braided elastic
Pins or Wonderclips
2 Safety Pins
Thread
Sewing Machine or Handsewing Needle

Cut your fabric to 21 inches long and 4 inches high. The more narrow your fabric the less scrunch it will have. I would not cut your fabric any smaller than 21 inches long.

Fold the fabric so the right sides are together and sew a long the cut edge starting 1.5 inches from the end and finishing approx 1.5 inches from the other end. The larger the distance you start from the end, the larger the hole for closing up when you’re finished.

You now have a tube that needs to be turned right side out. I use the end of a large paint brush to help push it through.

Now that everything is right sides out. Take either ends of the tube and place them right sides together as shown being careful to not twist the tube as you’re doing so.

Sew these two ends together.

Now that you have a completed tube with a hole, cut your braided elastic approx 9 inches long. Take both your safety pins and attach one at both ends.

One will go through the tube, and the other will be attached at the opening to prevent it from slipping through.

The options now that the elastic is all the way through is to either tie it into a knot as such. OR. Sew it together with a zig-zag stitch. Because this is beginner friendly, I suggest you knot it together.

Next, you’ll want to close everything up nice and neat. You can use an iron to press the edges inside and pin it or you can finger press. Either way, you’ll sew along the edge of the opening to close it up.

There you have it! A whole scrunchie made of your very own!

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and keep an eye out for a video tutorial soon!

Until next time,

Keep Stitching!

Rachel

My Favorite Things – January 2018

I come across a lot of different stuff all the time, some stands out to me and some just inspire me to make something on my own.

A lot of the time it is friends who send me Pinterest links and that leads me down THAT rabbit hole. If you have discovered Pinterest already you know what I am talking about, if not, avoid it, its a black hole of amazing ideas that will overwhelm you and give you a creative itch that you may not be able to scratch!!!

Here are is the stuff I am digging this month!

Find Your Fade. Seriously, lets find it together, I came across this on my search of what kind of yarn and color ways I wanted to use on my Fade (I’ll be making a whole other post about that adventure!)

This one stood out to me and I am just in love, the knitter did an amazing job choosing her colors and I bet this is a dream to wear!

Find Your Fade by MissGoliath (Pattern by Andrea Mowry)

Dragon Pinata by The Kid Corner on Etsy makes these amazing pinatas. Kiddo’s birthday is coming up soon and has chosen a Medieval Adventure theme so, why not have something fun for them to whack open for candy!! I am using this as a starting point for inspiration to make my own pinata ($100+ for one is a bit out of my budget even though they are amazing!)

Dragon Pinata by TheKidCorner on Etsy

For those of you who are new to my wide range of interests, I love to paint. Watercolor and acrylics are my favorites and I use Pinterest and Google to get inspiration out side of my every day life. This painting is so beautiful, I could stare at it for hours. 

Ozgur Durmaz

I have it on my list to make some blankets and I love granny squares, so this blanket is the best of both worlds with a twist! I am trying to track down this pattern so I can make it because I am in love!

Only available as a printed pattern from the designer’s website.

I like to collect project bags. I like to store my smaller projects like socks, hats and mittens in them while they are hibernating. Plus, they are super pretty and can be used for many other things. Sometimes I will use them when I am travelling for holding things like hair brushes, make up, etc; 

I am really looking forward to adding some of these project ideas to my list of things to make this year. Something tells me the project bags are going to be next on my list though, I will need something to store all my socks in while I am working on them!

Until next time!

Keep Stitching!

Rachel