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How to Make a Doll-Sized Scrunchie

How to Make a Doll-Sized Scrunchie

We've put together this super quick and easy tutorial to make your own doll-sized scrunchie! This adorable hair accessory is perfect for recreating your favorite '80s look or capturing the cool-girl look with modern styling.

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How to Make a Doll-Sized Scrunchie

Scrunchie Making Supplies:

  • One 5-inch piece of 1/8" Wide elastic
  • One piece of knit or woven fabric, cut to 1.5" x 15"
  • Matching thread
  • Safety pins, or your preferred loop turning tool

How to Make a Doll-Sized Scrunchie

Step 1: Cut out your strip of fabric to the above measurements. Press the fabric if needed.

How to Make a Doll-Sized Scrunchie

Step 2: Fold the strip in half lengthwise and pin.

Step 3: Sew along the length of the fabric with 1/4" seam allowance. Trim seam allowance close to stitching line being very careful not to clip through the stitching.

How to Make a Doll-Sized Scrunchie

Step 4: To turn the strip right-sides-out, pin a safety pin to one edge and feed it through the tube of fabric. When the safety pin reaches the other end of the tube, the fabric can be pulled right-sides-out. 

How to Make a Doll-Sized Scrunchie

Step 5: Now that the scrunchie fabric is right-sides-out, attach a safety pin to one end of the 5-inch piece of elastic.

How to Make a Doll-Sized Scrunchie

Step 6: Use the safety pin the feed the elastic through the fabric tube. Be sure to pin the end of the elastic to the fabric edge so it doesn't get lost inside. 

Step 7: Pull both ends of the elastic and tie in a knot. (The pins in the above photo are simply holding things in place for visibility.) 

Step 8: Feed the tied elastic back into the fabric. At the fabric opening, pull one edge of the fabric over the other, letting the raw edge of the fabric roll or fold over itself to create a clean edge. Sew a straight line over this fabric opening to secure. 

How to Make a Doll-Sized Scrunchie

Step 8: Feed the tied elastic back into the fabric. At the fabric opening, pull one edge of the fabric over the other, letting the raw edge of the fabric roll or fold over itself to create a clean edge. Sew a straight line over this fabric opening to secure.

Doll-Sized Scrunchie Tutorial DIY

How to Make a Doll-Sized Scrunchie 

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100 Comments

Judy
Judy

August 03, 2020

I love scrunchies.

J Tabler
J Tabler

August 03, 2020

Anything that keeps hair in its place is my favorite!

Patti M
Patti M

August 03, 2020

What a fun afternoon activity. My favorite hair accessories are bobby-pins, so versatile.

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

August 03, 2020

I use pony tail holders on my dolls! Scrunches will be fun to make.

Patti
Patti

August 03, 2020

head band

Jennifer Kirkpatrick
Jennifer Kirkpatrick

August 03, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is hair clips. I have long thick hair so it makes it a snap to put it up. Thank you for the scrunchie tutorial.

Marci
Marci

August 02, 2020

ponytails

Deb
Deb

August 02, 2020

My favorite hair accessories are scrunchies and barrettes.
Thank you for asking!
Take care and have an awesome week!

Dana A.
Dana A.

August 01, 2020

I like hair clips to pull my hair up and off my neck. My granddaughter likes to wear headbands to coordinate with her clothes.

S
S

August 01, 2020

I use pony tail holders.

Megan
Megan

August 01, 2020

I love scrunchies. I use them all the time. :)

Tannis
Tannis

August 01, 2020

I like the look of hair bands or a pretty hair clip

Linda Turner
Linda Turner

July 31, 2020

My favorite hair accessories have to be headbands. But scrunches are sure looking cute too!

Marichu
Marichu

July 31, 2020

Love scrunchies!

Sandy
Sandy

July 31, 2020

Love the idea of a SCRUNCHIE! Great, easy pattern to follow directions. Another quick idea is to purchase a 7 3/4” doll straw hat (Hobby Lobby $1.49). Construct a basic fitted strip pattern (finished 1/2 to 3/4” wide) to slip onto the crown of the hat. Once you have the pattern there is no end to all the interchangeable bands that you can make with matching (or contrasting) fabrics, ribbons, bows, artificial flowers etc.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

July 31, 2020

I love scrunchies I wear them everyday having long hair they keep it from being in my face all the time. You can use them in many ways, hair back, pony tail, in a bun or even with braids. Just like my dolls, they use them in many ways. Thank goodness for scrunchies:)

Joy S
Joy S

July 31, 2020

I have hair down to my bottom so, I use scrunchies most of the time, always when crafting or sewing.

Deborah
Deborah

July 31, 2020

I have unruly and rather too long hair, so I wear heavy hair bands, 24/7! Ta, Deb.

Beth P
Beth P

July 31, 2020

I would have to say, a hair clip, if and when I use one, which is rare:-)

Maureen
Maureen

July 31, 2020

I like them all, barrettes, hairbands and clips. Love using a braid as a hairband.

Cindy
Cindy

July 31, 2020

Cute barrettes are my favorite.

Denise M Mullins
Denise M Mullins

July 31, 2020

Oh do I remember in the early 80’s my girls loved scrunchies.I made them a range of colors. Now I have long hair, and I also use them.Thank You for the free pattern,so we can make them for the doll’s

Jenny
Jenny

July 31, 2020

My favorites are pony tail holders or scrunchies all the way!

Francoise
Francoise

July 31, 2020

headbands or fancy barrettes are my favorite hair items
Suzan V
Suzan V

July 31, 2020

4 girls and lots of hair accessories. Scruncies are a hit in our family :-)

Bella
Bella

July 31, 2020

So many wonderful patterns in one place and so many ideas. Now to just get myself a new 18" doll to sew for. Love sewing doll clothing and collect dolls.

Michelle
Michelle

July 31, 2020

I use a large hair clip to keep my up and out of my face. My granddaughter loves scrunchies! And I made quite a few for her mother in the eighties. My own mother had a saying, “Never through out clothes and shoes. Fashion eventually comes back around.” Wish I would have listened.

Marie Williams
Marie Williams

July 31, 2020

My favorite hair accessor for my “girls” are the tiny butterfly clips. I can do so many things with them. I use them to hold their hair back like a barrette or on top of a pony tail, at the bottom of plates. Scrunchies are my second favorite since they wear alot of pony tails and dog ears.

Leighanne K
Leighanne K

July 31, 2020

On myself, the most used hair accessory is a ponytail holder, or a mini-clip to hold my bangs back or give me a puff on top of my head. On my dolls, I love the little jeweled hair clips to give them a pop of sparkle.

Holly
Holly

July 31, 2020

Mostly I wear a large hair clip (you know, the bite ones) to anchor my bun. My hair is nearly to my rear, so don’t trust anything else! Almost embarrassed to admit that I knew the scrunchie pattern a little too well being a child of the 80s myself…well born in mid 70s but that means 80s is what I remember

Rebecca
Rebecca

July 31, 2020

Love headbands for myself and my dolls. Made a ton of scrunchies when they were in style the first time. Need to start back up.

Patricia
Patricia

July 31, 2020

My Granddaughter loves to do her dolls hair. One of her favorite is a pony tail she will love the scrunchies. This will be a good project for us to do together.

Caroline Crowley
Caroline Crowley

July 31, 2020

I like hair clamps..keeps my hair up and out of the way when I’m sewing and working on projects..for my dolls I love headband and hair clips with bows or flowers..

Dori
Dori

July 31, 2020

I like scrunchies—but small ones because my hair is long and thin. I make ones that match the dolls outfits from leftover outfit fabric.

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

July 31, 2020

I like hair clips with flowers, headbands, and Bows!

Tamara
Tamara

July 31, 2020

If I think about what I use the most, it’s going to be your good old ponytail holder

Conny
Conny

July 31, 2020

My dav is a ponytail elastic almost always have one handy. On my wrist or in my hair.
For the dolls live elastic headband.

Cynthia
Cynthia

July 31, 2020

I love scrunchies!! They are so much fun to make and you can make them any fabric you want which is awesome :) I will def be making some new ones for myself and my dolls :)

Vicki J.
Vicki J.

July 31, 2020

Claw hair clips are my favorites. So easy to use.

Stella Wear
Stella Wear

July 31, 2020

Scrunchie is my favorite. I use them all the time so fun to have directions for the dolls in the family.

Rae Kerr
Rae Kerr

July 31, 2020

my dolls mostly wear headbands

Shara
Shara

July 31, 2020

My dolls wear hairbows( big ones with party dresses) barrettes and small bows for every day. I make matching hair bows or scrunches for their outfits.
I wear alligator clips or good old fashioned scrunchies.

Shara
Shara

July 31, 2020

My dolls wear hairbows( big ones with party dresses) barrettes and small bows for every day. I make matching hair bows or scrunches for their outfits.
I wear alligator clips or good old fashioned scrunchies.

Marsha
Marsha

July 31, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is probably a hairband, but looking forward to making the doll scrunchies – the 80’s are big again. :)

Marsha
Marsha

July 31, 2020

Pixie Faire is the best place to come for ideas and patterns for dolls. Thank you!

cindy
cindy

July 31, 2020

I’m just starting to work with hairstyles on my dolls,so I haven’t used much but rubberbands, some lace and ribbon.

Peggy
Peggy

July 31, 2020

butterfly clips are great for my very long hair

Sharon
Sharon

July 30, 2020

I like bobby pins with ornaments of some type – bows, rhinestones…

Susie Simmons
Susie Simmons

July 30, 2020

I have always liked Scrunchies or Barrettes as they don’t pull out my hair at all!! Thank you so much for the doll scrunchie too.

Melinda
Melinda

July 30, 2020

I don’t use any accessories in my hair, but I like ribbons in girls and dolls’ hair.

Sue
Sue

July 30, 2020

I like barrettes.

Lila
Lila

July 30, 2020

I’m boring I just use a regular hairpony. But my Husband made a really cute hair pin I like as well

Janet Flath
Janet Flath

July 30, 2020

My go to hair accessory is definitely a ponytail holder. I have thick hair and prefer to keep it pulled back out of my face. I still use my scrunchies for this too so this tutorial is awesome :)

Diane Goff
Diane Goff

July 30, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is a large, lightweight barrette with 3 butterflies on it. It dresses up or down, goes with everything. My most often used hair accessory is the ponytail holder, quick and easy, and keeps my hair off my neck and out of my face when I am working.

Ruth
Ruth

July 30, 2020

I love my scrunchies and use them often by my favorite are bows.

Mararet
Mararet

July 30, 2020

great!

Eischens Barbara
Eischens Barbara

July 30, 2020

I love the tiny elastic bands. We use both the clear and the colored ones.

Corinna Pratt-Wintersgill
Corinna Pratt-Wintersgill

July 29, 2020

My favourite hair accessory is hair scrunchie!

Karen
Karen

July 29, 2020

I’m fond of the headbands that match the doll dresses.

Marty C.
Marty C.

July 29, 2020

On the dolls I really like the headbands & scrunchies the best.

Sam
Sam

July 29, 2020

I think my favorite hair accessory is the headband.

Shirley
Shirley

July 29, 2020

I don’t wear hair accessories’ Although, my granddaughters all like scrunchies. For dolls I like the tiny baby hair clips. They work great for dolls.

LizT
LizT

July 29, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is actually scrunchies! I kept my 80s stash and I am very happy they are back for sale again. I also use the U shaped tortoise-colored plastic hairpins (the nice ones from France) to create an up-do bun because they hold all day and do not pull the hair. Thanks!

Dorothy
Dorothy

July 29, 2020

I made braided ribbons barrettes for my girls in the 80s, and they loved them. We made them in lots of color combos to match their outfits.

J.J. Goody
J.J. Goody

July 29, 2020

Headbands and hair clips or ties with flowers on them.

Linda S
Linda S

July 29, 2020

Little barrettes, clips, and scrunches. Headbands for some costumes.

BonnieGayle
BonnieGayle

July 29, 2020

I like bows on the dolls

Stephanie Sheridan
Stephanie Sheridan

July 29, 2020

So cute and thank you for sharing.

Martha Ann Reese
Martha Ann Reese

July 29, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is a scrunchy.

Sharon
Sharon

July 29, 2020

I like to use scrunchies, headbands, and bandannas.

Joyce
Joyce

July 29, 2020

I love using headbands. It keeps the hair out of the way, and they can be dressed up in so many ways. I wish you would do a tutorial on making “hard” headbands by remolding little girl’s plastic headbands, or molding wooden sticks.I know it can be done by dropping materials in hot water, but so far i haven’t been very successful.

Maureen W.
Maureen W.

July 29, 2020

For myself ‘whatever works’! For my beautiful dolls ~ endless amounts of possibilities, but I like the scrunchy! Thanks for the tutorial, which I had thought was terrific!

Amy
Amy

July 29, 2020

My favorite hair accessories depends on who is wearing it. I love big hair bows for little girls, but hair ties and scrunchies are what I prefer for my hair….for dolls, I like bonnets and hats that match their outfits.

Leslie koepke
Leslie koepke

July 29, 2020

I love sparkling barrettes!

Kay
Kay

July 29, 2020

Bandanna or big floppy straw hat. Bandannas because I have fond memories of my aunts wearing them to keep their hair back when they visited in the summer months. Big floppy straw hats are so fun to decorate with fancy pins and ribbons but are also so functional to keep the sun out of my eyes when working in the yard . . . my granddaughter loves scrunchies and hair ties (even tho I bought here a pretty pink straw hat and let her choose the pin to put on it)- go figure!

Kelly
Kelly

July 29, 2020

I love them all; especially when they coordinate with historical garments. My favorite to make are the hats though. They add so much personality to an outfit; and they really set the time period nicely. Barrettes are also great fun. I loved wearing barrettes as a kid, to upsweep each side of my hair or at the back, centered on top. They always seem to add a quirky pop-culture touch to outfits. I have a set for Molly, but would love to figure out how to make my own. . . maybe using polymer clay? Hmmm, something to think about. Small barrettes are hard to find nowadays; but occasionally I see them in the infant department at Walmart.

Beth C
Beth C

July 29, 2020

I love scrunchies! Thanks so much for this tutorial :)

Janet
Janet

July 29, 2020

Thank you for this site with all it’s adorable, unique designs. Thank you, also, for sharing the fun items to make, like this scrunchie.

Susie
Susie

July 29, 2020

My hair was very short – so didn’t use accessories!

Barb
Barb

July 29, 2020

My favorite hair accessories are the scrunchies because we love to wear our hair up in pony tails we use the scrunchies everyday.

lucinda
lucinda

July 29, 2020

thank you really needed

Billie
Billie

July 29, 2020

Scrunchies for myself and headbands for my dolls!

Angela
Angela

July 29, 2020

Bows! I love to wear bows. I also like to make bows, it’s a lot of fun.

judith Kingan
judith Kingan

July 29, 2020

I love my short curly hair. It came in curly after chemo and I love it! No hair accessories needed but before that, a barrette kept my hair out of my face. I keep elastic bands ready to contain the granddaughter’s long hair when they come over—all in bright colors, of course.

Rachel
Rachel

July 29, 2020

Pony tail holder

Elizabeth N
Elizabeth N

July 29, 2020

I am rarely without a pony tail holder….it’s either in my hair, on my wrist, or in my pocket. But my favorite decorative hair accessory is a gold shamrock that I found in an antique shop years ago. It was originally a pin, but I attached it to a hair clip.

Jacquie Corrigan
Jacquie Corrigan

July 29, 2020

I love a hair band with an attached bow!

Jeanne Brosch
Jeanne Brosch

July 29, 2020

My favorite way to do my American Girl Dolls hair is a big bow …..❤️

Cora Caswell
Cora Caswell

July 29, 2020

I like using hair clips and barettes

Mary
Mary

July 29, 2020

Like so many others I love a bow in the hair – girls & dolls!!

Cristy
Cristy

July 29, 2020

My favorite hair accessory for my Granddaughters and my dolls are bows, head bands and scrunchies. I like a simple hair tie for myself!

Stephanie
Stephanie

July 29, 2020

My favorite accessory is hair clips with bows or flowers.

Bever
Bever

July 29, 2020

I love hair accessories that match the outfit

Rhonda
Rhonda

July 29, 2020

I love Vintage barrettes!! My Great Grandmother had a few that I inherited!!

Tammy
Tammy

July 29, 2020

I like pretty colorful barrettes.

Darlene
Darlene

July 29, 2020

My hair is short, but like to see bows in girls hair.

Jeri
Jeri

July 29, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is an elastic band/hair holder. They keep my hair out of my face when I’m outside working so I don’t keep touching my hair with my dirty hands.

Katherine
Katherine

July 29, 2020

Most days I use a headband or scrunchie to keep hair out of way when doimg chores.

Katherine Ackerman
Katherine Ackerman

July 29, 2020

Most days I use a headband or scrunchie to keep hair out of way when doimg chores.

ET
ET

July 29, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is a simple hair elastic because it can be used in so many different ways

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