Back to the 90’s

I watch a lot of TV. I just love a good ol’ programme. Anything from Call the Midwife to The Great British Bake Off to re-runs of Friends. However, sometimes it is nice to feel slightly (ever so slightly) productive when watching the TV which is why I am forever on the look out for easy DIY (sewing) projects which can be completed whilst being totally engulfed in the dresses from a 1950’s London or wishing I could bake just one biscuit to impress Paul and Mary.
The 90’s style scrunchie is a favourite DIY of mine. It requires minimal attention so you can keep watching *insert your favourite show here*.


– Cotton (approx. 18*4 inches)
– Matching thread
– Elastic (approx. 9 inches)
– Scissors
– Tape Measure
– Sewing Machine (Optional)


1. Cut your fabric. I cut mine to be 18*4 inches but you can use a slightly smaller rectangle of cotton if you would like a small-ish scrunchie.

2. Hem the shorter ends of the fabric.

3. Fold the fabric in half along the long edge of the fabric with the right sides together. Stitch to end up with a long tube of fabric (as shown below).

4. In order to turn the fabric the correct way, push the ends of the fabric through the tube – as shown below.

5. Attach your elastic to a safety pin. Push the safety pin through the tube of fabric. Keep hold of the end of the elastic.

6. Once the elastic is through, sew the ends of the elastic together.

7. Pinch the ends of the fabric together and stitch to enclose the elastic and complete your scrunchie!

I’ve made so many of these scrunchies – as I watch a lot on the ol’ box but they make great presents. I have also stuffed this this Pinterest-worthy tin with scrunchies. It is now my go-to tin for 90-fying up any outfit.


  1. August 18, 2014 / 11:44 am

    I'm forever seeing DIY projects for scrunchies in magazines but never get round to it. I love the idea of still being able to create it whilst engulfed in Keeping up with the Kardashians. The fabrics you've used are super pretty!

    • August 18, 2014 / 7:29 pm

      Ah thank you 🙂 Ah yes! I love watching Keeping up with the Kardashians too!

      Thanks again 🙂 x

  2. August 18, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Such a good tutorial, I love a good scrunchie! The gingham ones remind me of primary school 🙂 xx

    cat // je suis cat

    • August 18, 2014 / 7:30 pm

      Aha yea! I used to wear a green and white checked one! 🙂

      Thank you 🙂 x

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