DIY Scrunchies ๐Ÿ’– 2 Easy Methods ๐Ÿงต Simple Sewing Tutorial

welcome to the Sewing Report I'm Jen
this channel is all about sewing craft and DIY projects and I can't believe we
are doing a video about scrunchies but yes we're doing a video about scrunchies
I'm old enough to remember when they were trendy back in the 90s and I'm
still in shock that scrunchies are something that young people want to wear
today so I thought I would do a video to DIY your own scrunchies we're doing a
couple different methods one involves no hand sewing yes you heard that right
no hand sewing the other method I think personally looks better but takes a
little bit more time and does involve hand sewing this is a fairly easy sewing
project and it's part of our learn to sew in 2020 series so of course we are
using the Brother CS7000i sewing machine so let's get started this
is a great scrapbuster and fat quarter friendly perfect for cotton and steel
prints leftover from the super simple potholders video here's what you need to
make scrunchies the Dritz quick turn tool is optional but really helpful on
each short end of the fabric fold in about a half inch and press doing this
will make finishing each scrunchie a bit easier method number one no hand sewing
and using the quick turn tool place the long edges of the fabric right sides
together with one short end folded inward the other end unfolded pin then
sew the long edges together with a quarter inch seam allowance backstitch at both the start and end of
your stitch line press the seam open with an iron now it's time for the quick
turn tool slide the cylinder into the fabric tube but stop about an inch or
two from the end and folds the fabric over the cylinder end push the rounded
end of the wooden rod into the cylinder while sliding the fabric into it you'll
see the turned fabric emerge from the opposite side pull until the fabric tube
is right-side out mark both ends of the same side of each elastic so you can
match them up and they're not twisted attach the safety pin to one end of the
elastic start running it through the fabric tube but hold onto the other end
of the elastic so it doesn't slip inside overlap the elastic ends like this
with marked sides facing up so the overlapped elastic with the zig-zag
stitch with back stitching at the beginning and end matching up the side
seam slide to the raw edge of the fabric into the pressed edge at least a half
inch pin into place now you're going to top stitch close to
the pressed edge with a few back stitches at each end here's what the
machine stitch scrunchie looks like method number two hand sewing and using
a safety pin to turn right side out place the long edges of the fabric right
sides together with both ends unfolded and raw pin then sew the long edges
together with the quarter inch seam allowance back stitch at both the start
and end of your stitch line press the seam open with an iron mark both ends of
the same side of each elastic so you can match them up and they're not twisted
now we'll turn the fabric tube right side out with a safety pin wait a sec I
ended up reshooting this because I figured out a quicker way attach the
safety pin to both the elastic and one end of the fabric tube start running it
through the tube using your fingers to guide it to the other end hold on to the
other end of the elastic so it doesn't slip inside the safety pin and elastic
will emerge from the opposite side pull until the fabric tube is right-side
out continue to hold on to both ends of the
elastic remove the safety pin overlap the elastic ends like this with marked
sides facing up so the overlapped elastic with a zig-zag stitch with back
stitching at the beginning and end remember how I pressed folds into the
ends this will come in handy for the hand sewing method refold the ends and
this will be your stitching line get out a needle and coordinating thread I
doubled up on the thread for a more secure seam and knotted the egg here I'm
doing a ladder or invisible stitch by taking a small bite out of the fabric
alternating sides going all around the opening to end the stitching and hide it
make a knot by wrapping thread around the needle a couple times and pulling
through a spot in the fabric pull it out anywhere else on the fabric and clip the
thread see how neat this method is here's what
the scrunchie finished with hand sewing looks like as a reminder all the
supplies and fabric measurements are down below in the description box and
keep in mind I did use woven reed non stretchy fabric if you're trying to use
knit fabric which is the type that stretches you're going to need to make a
few adjustments you might want to experiment with a slightly longer piece
of fabric like 24 inches also I'd recommend using a ballpoint needle and
doing a stretch stitch because if you use a regular stitch your stitches will
definitely pop out but I thought this is a fun project to do and I'm going to
insert some video of me wearing the scrunchies here from start to finish it
probably took me about two hours to make a four scrunchies and keep in mind one
I'm very slow into I also had to film the whole process so if you're pretty
quick it shouldn't take you that long so this is something you can whip out in an
afternoon or an evening you could make like a ton of these you can also
experiment if you want your fabric to be more gathered you can also extend the
length of the fabric so instead of doing like 21 inches you can do 24 inches 28
inches however long you want to make these you can also use different types
of elastic and different elastic lengths like I have long really thick hair so I
actually might experiment with making bigger versions of these maybe I can try
to make like the biggest scrunchie ever I don't know because these videos are
aimed at beginners let me know below in the comments what other types of simple
sewing projects would you like to see featured here on the sewing report let
me know and if you would like to know more about the Brother CS7000i
sewing machine I've got a few other videos aimed at the true beginner from
how to use the machine to what all the feet do and how you use them all anyways
I really hope you found this video helpful thank you so much for watching
i'm jen with the sewing report and i'll see you guys again in the next video

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