DIY No-Sew Scrunchie

I was born in the 1970’s, was a child of the 80’s, which means, dear friends, that I was there at the dawning of the Age of the Scrunchie. Yes, the original fabric covered hair rubber band…that defined my curly mane during my middle and high school years. I even remember my friend Traci and tried to make them out of a sunflower-patterned fabric (oh, remember the sunflower craze?).

messy scrunchie bun

Believe it or not, this no-sew scrunchie will take you ten minutes to make. And friends, it will last…it will not fall apart after a wear or two! I even accidentally tossed one into the washing machine the other day, and it came out just fine!

diy scrunchie project easy for kids to make

You can thank me now, because you are going to have a use for all of those fabric scraps that have been laying around. Think of all the cute Cat & Jack patterned t-shirts that your daughter won’t wear any more…just cut them into strips to make these easy DIY scrunchies!


scrunchie diy materials



1. Cut your fabric to 3” by 18”. 

size of fabric for diy scrunchie

2. Lay the fabric on the table, pattern-side up, and then fold it in half. Adhere a strip of fabric tape on the top inside edge. Make sure to really press it down so that the fibers all stick to the tape. 

create a loop with fabric to make a scrunchie

3. Peel off the paper backing of the fabric tape and stick the other edge of fabric to the top. Now you’ve made a loop of fabric.

make your own scrunchies project kids

4. Slip the fabric loop around the jar and secure it with the hair tie in the middle.

use a jar to help make scrunchie

5. Fold the fabric about a 1/4″ from the top edge and stick on a piece of tape. Again, really press it into the fabric. 

how to make a no sew scrunchie hair

6. Peel off the paper backing, and fold up the bottom edge of the fabric and stick it to the tape. Squeeze the fabric together to seal. 

easy diy scrunchie steps

7. Continue working all the way around the jar so that every edge of the fabric is sealed. Do your best not to leave any spaces, as those will become holes in your seam. 

easy and simple diy scrunchie

It may feel a little fussy at first, but you’ll get the hang of it and it’ll get easier and easier. I recommend using a straight cup, glass, or jar like this Bon Maman jam jar so the rubber band doesn’t slip off or move.

Can’t wait to hear what you think of this project!

July 3, 2019| Everyday Crafts, Grown-Up, Jewelry and Fashion, Older Elementary, Tween to Teen