Silk and Chiffon Scrunchie
Remember those cute, classy, elegant, and possibly every other adjective hair accessories we used to die to get? Yep, that is what we are talking about here. Scrunchies! Since the ’80s, scrunchies have been used as a hair accessory for every occasion: be it a casual outing, a formal party, a day at school. And now, these perfect hair ties are coming back in fashion! They are taking over the fashion world once again by storm, and everyone is out there buying one. That is why we have compiled everything you need to know about scrunchies as the queens of the hair accessory gang make a comeback.
They are not limited to one kind:
Of course, if scrunchies are so famous, they can’t possibly exist just as one type. There is a whole variety of the different kinds of scrunchies available out there to suit your needs and hair type as you see fit. They vary in size and the fabric that they are made of as well. Let’s look at some of the common kinds of scrunchies to give you a basic overview of what you would like to buy.
Silk and Chiffon Scrunchie – Size Variations:
The small-sized scrunchies are made for ladies with fine hair. They are one inch in diameter and stay put with just two turns.
Regular-sized scrunchies are more suited if you are looking to tie a bun or generally have medium thickness hair. The regular-sized scrunchies require a maximum of three turns to be tightly secured on your hair.
Then comes the scrunchie’s jumbo size, and by the name, you can judge they are used to tie thick hair. However, they can also be used as a headband in metal hairbands by ladies with fine hair. They are approximately two inches in diameter.
The fabric of your scrunchie makes a lot of difference in how you want to style your hair, what event you are using your scrunchie for, and how you want to feel in general. So let’s take a look at some of the commonly used fabrics.
Chiffon scrunchies are not only airy but also give off a casual look. Chiffon is one of the most robust fabrics, regardless of how transparent it is. That makes your scrunchie strong enough to hold your hair and soft sufficient to pose no threat to them. Go for this kind of scrunchie on a summer day where the heat is cruel to you.
Silk is one of the finest and oldest fabrics out there. The material has a natural shine in it. Therefore, silk scrunchies are the perfect option for formal events. The sheen of the scrunchie makes your hairstyle look tenfold classier and elegant. You can make a simple bun or braid and secure it with the silk scrunchie to give you a subtle, graceful look.
Velvet scrunchies are best used for parties, dinners, and other extravagant events too. Because of the natural gracefulness of velvet, your scrunchie makes a statement. It would help if you paired it with the appropriate dress and jewellery for the night.
As you will find out below, cotton scrunchies are the easiest to work with when sewing and making hairstyles. Like lawn, they are easy on the hair and breezy making them perfect for tying your hair within the humid weather.
How to make a scrunchie:
The power to make these fantastic hair ties is in your hands too, and you don’t always have to rush to the nearest store to get a scrunchie. Yes, you can sew scrunchies yourself at home and easily learn how to make a professional scrunchie using the fabric you have available in only eight simple steps.
What you need:
- Fabric (of your choice, cotton is preferred for beginners as it is easy to sew)
- Needle and thread
- Fabric scissor
- Safety pin/ pins
- Tape measure
Step 1: Using your fabric scissors, cut your fabric into a three by 22-inch strip.
Step 2: Fold the strip lengthwise and then pin it from the centre. Make sure it’s inside out after you have folded it.
Step 3: From the fold’s opening edge, start sewing the folds together in a straight line from bottom to top. After you are done, remove the pins as the stitches now fix your fold.
Step 4: Start pulling the strip right side out and, using a safety pin, pull it through the tube from one end to the other.
Step 5: Cut your elastic 9 inches in length and attach a safety pin to one end of it.
Step 6: Pass the elastic using the safety pin through the fabric fold you sewed. Pass it from one end and thread it out from the other end.
Step 7: Take the elastic from both ends and tie it together in a loop. This process will loop your fabric too.
Step 8: Tuck the elastic in the scrunchie and sew it in place to remove any empty ends.
Voila! In eight easy-to-follow steps, you have made your very own scrunchie. The answer to your question of how to make a scrunchie is right in front of you. You can add your variations by using different fabric types, printed fabric, or adding embellishments to your scrunchie. The options are infinite!
You already knew how scrunchies are the go-to and trendiest hair accessory out there. It has been the partner of us ladies on bad hair days, on events, in schools, etc., since the ’80s. Now you also know about the different variations and the diversity in something as small as scrunchies which shows just how famous they are. You can try scrunchies of different sizes and other fabrics, depending on how you want to style your hair. And don’t forget, now you can also make your scrunchies according to your taste. So, what are you waiting for? Get yours or create your perfect scrunchie.