How to Make a Silk Scrunchie – (Step by Step)

Last Updated on December 18, 2023

Hello, I’m Tersia Jager, and I’m thrilled to guide you through the process of making your own luxurious silk scrunchies.

Today, I’ll share two patterns – a smaller, narrower version and a fuller version. I’ll also discuss the best silk fabrics to use, essential supplies, and expert tips to help you create the perfect scrunchie. Let’s dive right in!


  • Learn how to create two different scrunchie patterns – a slim version and a fuller one, with clear instructions and measurements.
  • Discover the best silk fabrics for your scrunchies, ensuring a luxurious finish and understanding which fabrics to avoid.
  • Gather essential supplies, including silk pins, sharp needles, knitted elastic, and a sewing machine for a smooth and hassle-free sewing experience.
  • Follow the step-by-step process, from cutting the fabric to sewing and adding the elastic, all explained in detail for a flawless result.
  • Master the art of hiding seams and elastics, creating scrunchies that look store-bought and adding a touch of sophistication to your hair accessories collection.

Are silk scrunchies worth it?

Yes, if you have fragile, coarse, or curly hair prone to damage, silk scrunchies are worth it. Silk is protein-based, containing amino acids that help retain moisture and promote hair growth.

What are the measurements for a silk scrunchie?

For a smaller scrunchie, the dimensions are 70cm x 8cm (27 1/2″ x 3 1/8″). For a fuller scrunchie, use 102cm x 12cm (40 1/8″ x 4 3/4″), including a 1cm (3/8″) seam allowance along the edges.

How to Make a Silk Scrunchie

To make a silk scrunchie, create a pattern, cut and sew silk fabric, add knitted elastic, and close the loop, ensuring a neat finish. Choose lightweight to medium-weight silk for best results.

1. Creating Pattern

To begin, you’ll need to draw out your pattern based on the size of the scrunchie you want to make. For the smaller version, the dimensions are 70cm (27 1/2″) in length by 8cm (3 1/8″) in width.

For the fuller scrunchie, the dimensions are 102cm (40 1/8″) in length by 12cm (4 3/4″) in width. Remember to include a 1cm (3/8″) seam allowance along the edges.

2. Choosing Right Silk Fabric

Selecting the appropriate silk fabric is crucial for achieving the desired result. Opt for lightweight to medium-weight silk satin, crepe-backed satin, charmeuse, or crepe de chine.

Avoid extremely lightweight fabrics like habotai and stiff ones like silk organza, duchess satin, or silk taffeta. If your chosen silk fabric is thin, consider adding lightweight interfacing to enhance its durability.

3. Essential Supplies

You’ll need knitted elastic measuring 20cm (7 7/8″) apart from your silk fabric. Ensure you have sharp sewing machine needles (sizes 60 or 70) and a microtex needle for precise stitching. Silk pins are recommended for securing your fabric without causing damage.

4. Sewing Your Scrunchie

Cutting and Sewing

Cutting and Sewing - How to Make a Silk Scrunchie
Cutting and Sewing

Cut your silk fabric based on the pattern, ensuring the grainline parallels the selvage. Fold the fabric in half widthwise with right sides together. Sew along the long edge, starting and stopping approximately 7-8cm (3″) away from the edges.

Closing the Loop

Closing the Loop - How to Make a Silk Scrunchie
Closing the Loop

Turn the fabric right side out and match the short edges with the right sides together. Sew across the short edges, leaving a small gap (about 1.5cm to 2cm or 5/8″ to 3/4″) to turn the scrunchie inside out.

Adding Elastic

Adding Elastic - How to Make a Silk Scrunchie
Adding Elastic

Thread the elastic through the scrunchie using a safety pin. Overlap the ends by about 1cm (3/8″) and sew them securely together. The small hole used for turning will be barely noticeable.

Final Touch

Final Touch How to Make a Silk Scrunchie
Final Touch

Trim any loose threads and ensure the elastic is well-hidden inside the scrunchie.


Should you wash silk scrunchies?

Yes, you should wash silk scrunchies regularly to prevent hair product build-up. The silk may lose its shine and become dull when dirty.

Which is better, silk, or satin scrunchies?

A synthetic satin scrunchie made of polyester is a cost-effective alternative to genuine silk. Polyester satin is more affordable and durable, gliding easily through hair.

Should I wear a silk scrunchie to bed?

Yes, wearing a silk scrunchie to bed is beneficial for preventing hair breakage and maintaining hair health, as the high-quality material doesn’t tug on the hair.

Is it okay to sleep with a silk scrunchie?

Yes, sleeping with a satin scrunchie, including silk, helps prevent hair breakage and improves overall hair health and appearance.

Do silk scrunchies dent your hair?

No, the smoother material of silk scrunchies and biodegradable rubber elastic minimizes dents and damage, allowing your hair to remain free and undented.

Are velvet or silk scrunchies better?

The choice between velvet and silk scrunchies depends on personal preference and hair type. Satin and silk scrunchies are lightweight and suitable for all hair types, while velvet is trendier.


And there you have it! Your beautiful silk scrunchie is ready to adorn your hair in style. Whether you opt for the narrower or fuller version, your handmade scrunchies will undoubtedly add a touch of elegance to your everyday look.

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