Follow this Scrunchie Tutorial to create the perfect hair accessory to coordinate with all your Below the Kōwhai makes.
Thank you to Brittany Wood for creating this tutorial for our Below The Kōwhai community.
To see more of Brittany’s work you can follow her on Instagram at @woodfamilyphotography or be inspired and support her local business @maddisonandco and @izzy.and.moo
Cut fabric and elastic:
Fabric cut 1: 60cm x 12cm (23” x 5”)
Elastic cut 1: 18cm x 0.5cm / 1cm (as preferred) (7” x 1/4” / 1/2″)
With right sides together, fold the fabric in half so the short ends meet, sew short ends together with 1cm (½”) seam allowance.
Move the seam to the middle and press seams open.
Fold the top layer in towards the middle, then fold the outer layer right sides together so that the top layer is sandwiched in the middle.
Sew along the outer layer with a 1cm (½”) seam allowance, being careful not to catch the layer in the middle.
As you go sew along, slowly pull the middle out so it becomes the outer layer.
Keep sewing until you are nearly at the place you started. Leave a gap with enough space to turn the fabric through 4-5cm (1 ½ to 2”).
Backstitch to secure.
Insert Elastic and Secure:
Pull the fabric through the gap until it is all out and resembles a circular tube.
Attach your elastic to a safety pin and thread through the tube, making sure you hold the other end.
Once threaded through you can either tie the ends together (I do this for 0.5cm (¼”) elastic) or overlap the ends by 1cm (½”) and zigzag stitch to secure.
Topstitch the gap to close.
You are finished! Congratulations!
Thanks for the scrunchie tutorial Brittany! How cute would a Kauri Dress and matching scrunchie be?! Yes please! We can’t wait to see how you co-ordinate your favourite BTK sewing patterns with matching scrunchies!
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Love and happy sewing,