Tuesday, February 4, 2020

How to Make a Scrunchie out of a Shirt

Make scrunchies out of a t-shirt following these easy steps.  The knit fabric from t-shirts make great scrunchies because they're already stretchy.

a shirt and two matching scrunchies


Ever since my girls learned how to make scrunchies, I've had to come to terms with them rummaging through my fabric scraps looking for pieces large enough for a scrunchie.

Then I had an idea. Why not use the fabric from old t-shirts to make them. I found the t-shirt for this tutorial on clearance for a buck, but now that we've established how to make them, any old shirt will work.

Think of the variety of fabric patterns and designs from shirts. Plus if it's something they've outgrown or it has stain spots and is going to be thrown out anyway, why not use some of the fabric for a scrunchie.





HOW TO MAKE A SCRUNCHIE OUT OF A SHIRT


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SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR T-SHIRT SCRUNCHIES

MAKING SCRUNCHIES FROM A T-SHIRT

See the video for in-depth instructions.


step-by-step collage of pictures depicting how to make scrunchies from an old shirt.


  1. Cut off about one inch from the bottom of the shirt and discard.
  2. Cut a strip of fabric about 4 1/2 X 20 inches. Remove the seams from the sides of the shirt.
  3.  Fold over the short edge of the fabric about 1/4 inch and sew in place.
  4. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and sew with right sides together
  5. Turn the tube right side out.
  6. Using a safety pin, insert the elastic through the tube.
  7. Over lap the ends of the elastic and zig zag stitch in place.
  8. Insert the unfinished end of the scrunchie inside the finished edge.
  9. Sew a straight stitch to capture both ends and finish it off.
Want a no-sew version? Try my EASY no-sew scrunchies tutorial.

Want to add a bow? Try this bow scrunchie OR this extra easy version.

Need a place to store all your scrunchies? Make a DIY scrunchie holder.

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MORE EASY SEWING PROJECTS





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A grey t-shirt and two grey scrunchies laid flat on a whitewashed wood backdrop. Overlaid are the words "how to make a scrunchie from a t-shirt"collage of images of scrunchies and t-shirts


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