Last Updated on October 26, 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.
Creating Your 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.
Choosing the 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.
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.
Sewing Your 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
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.
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.
Trim any loose threads and ensure the elastic is well-hidden inside the scrunchie.
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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