If you enjoy sewing leotards and dance costumes it’s likely you end up with a big pile of sparkly, shiny fabric scraps. Spiky scrunchies are a quick, easy, no sew project (that even your kids can help with) and are a great way to use up some of those scraps. In this tutorial I am going to show you how to make some cute little scrunchies to match your favourite gymnastics, cheer or dance outfits using left over fabric scraps.
To make your spiky scrunchie you will need stretch fabric, scissors, a hair tie and a ruler.
Cut your fabric into strips approx. 1.5cm wide x 10cm long (½ inch wide by 4 inches long).
Keep cutting out strips until you have enough for your hair tie. For a standard size hair tie I generally use 30 strips of fabric. For my pink, black and white scrunchie this means I need 10 pink strips, 10 black strips and 10 white strips. Depending on the size of your hair tie you may need a different number of strips. 15 of 30 strips are pictured below.
To assemble the scrunchie, simply choose one of the strips and tie it to your hair tie.
Next take a strip of the second colour. Tie it to the hair tie next to the first strip.
Continue tying strips of fabric to the hair tie in this way, alternating colours, until you have used up all your strips and the scrunchie looks full and spiky.
These scrunchies are awesome. They can be made up in the colours of sports teams, dance groups, cheer uniforms or school uniforms. They can be made in rainbow colours or you can mix in some scraps of print fabric. You can make them in the colours of your favourite football team, to match your favourite leotard or as a final finishing touch for a dance costume. They’re easy enough for kids to make and made up in team and club colours are great items to sell as a fundraiser.
My pile of completed scrunchies (I may have gotten carried away).