A few months ago my daughter and I had a go at making scrunchies. I shared our How To Make a Scrunchie Tutorial and it was well received. We used a sewing machine to make that DIY Scrunchie Tutorial – as it is a great beginners sewing machine project. But also because it is SO much faster than hand sewing. As I child I used to hand sew scrunchies all the time. It made me think about “no sew scrunchies” though, as not all kids have access to a sewing machine. Whilst clearing out our HUGE fabric stash recently.. I came arcoss some tulle whichi we last used for the no sew TuTus. PERFECT – No Sew Scrunchie How To sorted!
NOTE: you can of course make a no sew scrunchie using fabric glue. Follow the normal “Scrunchie Step by step instructions” linked above.. and replace all stitching with glue!
How to make a no sew scrunchie – MATERIALS
- a hair elastic, or elastic tied into a knot – it should fit snuggly around you wrist
- fabric scraps, wool or tulle
- scissors/ pinking sheers (optional)
How to make a No Sew Scrunchie (no sew AND no glue)
These scrunchies really are super easy and cute to make. You may remember many moons ago we had a “No sew” Tulle Tutu guest post by the Imagination Tree… we also had some super cute Pom Pom Peg Fairy Dolls. Today’s no sew scrunchie is a combination of these two crafts!
Prep your strips
Begin by cutting some strips of tulle, wool and recycled fabric scraps (we used an old shirt). I cut strips of
- 15xm x 6cm of Tulle
- 15cm pieces of thick wool/ yarn
- slightly longer 18-20cm pieces of shirt cut with pinking sheers (to reduce the fraying)
Later I trimmed the no sew DIY Scrunchie.. so to be honest, you could probably use shorter pieces!
Assembling your no sew scrunchie
Fold your fabric in half. Placethe loop end on top of your elastic band.
Take the two loose ends and bring those round UNDER the elastic band and bring THROUGH the loop.
Pull tight. THAT IS IT!! Yep. It is that simple.
Then in a pattern (or at random) work your way round the elastic band. For me the following pattern worked well:
- Tulle, wool, shirt, wool, tulle, wool, shirt etc…
Finishing off your no sew scrunchie
Once you have gone round your elastic once (try and make sure non of the hair elastic is showing), you can trim down your scrunchie.
As mentioned, mine was a little “over enthusiastic” and I did trim it down quite a bit!
And done! You have made your first no Scrunchie.
Taking care of your no sew scrunchie
You may want to readjust and tidy you strands between wearing!
You may also like our “How to make a scrunchie DIY” – using the traditional method of sewing a long tube. This can be done by machine or hand.