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frankie exclusive diy: floral scrunchie

by Phebe Rendulic

I feel like folks have been saying, “THE ’90s ARE BACK,” since 2005 and, if I’m being completely honest, I don’t think I’ve ever let go of that daggy decade. I may have grown out of the “bike shorts with oversized t-shirt and thick socks with white sneakers” phase, but I definitely haven’t outgrown my scrunchie phase. I’ve just given it a little update that’s quick and easy to do!

MATERIALS:

organza or any type of sheer fabric
6mm elastic
fake flowers
sewing machine
white sewing thread
pins
rotary cutter and mat
scissors
safety pins

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut a strip of fabric 22 inches by 5 inches. Fold each of the short ends half an inch and pin down. Trust me when I say you need to pin. Organza isn’t the friendliest fabric and will do whatever it feels like unless you take complete control. Use the width of the foot as your seam allowance.

2. Fold the strip in half lengthways. Make sure the good sides are facing each other, then pin and sew. Use a 1cm seam allowance.

3. Now you need to fold the tube you’ve just created the right way out so it resembles the discarded skin of a snake… but cuter. You can use a pencil to help push the ends through, but the fabric is pretty easy to work so you shouldn’t have too much trouble. Cut a piece of elastic 8 inches long.

4. Get a safety pin for each end of the elastic and attach it to either end of the tube. You’ll have to scrunch it up to grab the other safety pin so you can attach it to the other end.

5. Destroy some fake flowers and cut away the petals. Stuff them into the scrunchie. Don’t over-pack it.

6. Pin the two ends of the elastic together so they overlap at least one inch and sew both sides using your machine.

7. Line up the edges and slip-stitch by hand all around to finish!

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