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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.

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 

 

We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - What's your favorite hair accessory?

Thanks, everyone!

The Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

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

BettyAnn
BettyAnn

July 29, 2020

Short hair myself, but love the bows on little girls.

Cindie Deasey
Cindie Deasey

July 29, 2020

Most days I use a hair clip to keep my hair out of my face. Since it is so hot here in Texas, I am also pulling my hair into a pony tail with a fat stretchy elastic band. My girls wore lots of scrunchies back in the 80’s. They would leave them on the door knobs all over the house.

Monique
Monique

July 29, 2020

I use headbands and barrettes. My oldest granddaughter loves barrettes and scrunchies . Thanks for the doll scrunchie tutorial her dolls can have matching scrunchies

Kate
Kate

July 29, 2020

I love wooden hair combs and sticks. All the different woods give each one it’s own personality. I also have some carved ones—practicality with art and beauty!

Karen
Karen

July 29, 2020

I like a hair claw or just a regular pony tail holder.

pat p
pat p

July 29, 2020

My favorite hair accessories are bows or flowers attached to hair combs and hats.

pat p
pat p

July 29, 2020

My favorite hair accessories are bows or flowers attached to hair combs.

Debbie
Debbie

July 29, 2020

I love to wear hair clips to put my hair up or a scrunchie for a simple ponytail. Love the doll scrunchie!

Jeanne
Jeanne

July 29, 2020

My favorite hair accessorie is still a scrunchie. 😊

Jeanne
Jeanne

July 29, 2020

My favorite hair accessorie is still a scrunchie. 😊

Joyce
Joyce

July 29, 2020

Love the scrunchies

Susan
Susan

July 29, 2020

I love a scrunchie style headband with a bow attached and a cute button sewn at the center of the bow.

Shirley
Shirley

July 29, 2020

Love, Love Hair scrunchies, so easy and cute,

Diane R
Diane R

July 29, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is a pair of scissors because I keep my hair cut real short. I cut my hair to 1/2" on July 7, and its almost an inch already.

Patricia S.
Patricia S.

July 28, 2020

I wear scrunchies and big fancy barrettes. Thanks for the instructions for doll-size scrunchies.

Kim zais
Kim zais

July 28, 2020

Hard question because I absolutely love them all but if I have to pick one I would go with scrunchies/hair ties because there are so many designs and materials when it comes to them.

Leanna
Leanna

July 28, 2020

Scrunchie!

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

July 28, 2020

Fancy headbands or fancy barrettes are my favorite hair items

Victoria Ahlers
Victoria Ahlers

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair piece is a claw hair clip, nice easy way to keep hair out of face and off the neck when hot

Julie
Julie

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is a pretty headband. It holds the hair back, plus a jeweled headband can add a lot of class!

Geraldine
Geraldine

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessores are the leather barretts with the stick. I have one with a peace sign burned into the leather purchased in the 70’s & still wear today! ✌️

Joanne
Joanne

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is a claw type clip.

designdreamer
designdreamer

July 28, 2020

When I work out I like to pull my hair in a ponytail made of FOE. It’s the most gentle on my fragile hair, otherwise I wear nothing, but I love for my granddaughters to wear EVERY kind of hair accessory – bows, ribbons, barrettes you name it!

AnneS
AnneS

July 28, 2020

This will be a good activity for my 8 and 10-year-olds

Jo
Jo

July 28, 2020

My favorite are bows. I just love bows of all sizes.

Judith Martinez
Judith Martinez

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is a pretty barrette.

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is the pony tail holder. Keeps my hair up and out of the way when doing things.

Annlee
Annlee

July 28, 2020

I like to use hair clips

Diane
Diane

July 28, 2020

I used to make bow clips for my daughters, but my favorite is the comb clasp with a decorative design or “gems” on top

Beth
Beth

July 28, 2020

I entered my comment.

Beth
Beth

July 28, 2020

I like small clips.

Wendy
Wendy

July 28, 2020

Back in the 80s I had waist length hair and wore it in a different way each day for school. Combs, barrettes, and holders of all types were collected and used. I had bandanas in every color imaginable and wore them folded up and twisted and tied into a headband with the tie on top like a bow. I do this with my dolls as well, using fabrics and toole, which is adorable and makes a lovely poofy bow. I still wear scrunchies all the time and sometimes my dolls share mine. Lol! How great to have this wonderful tutorial for doll sized scrunchies. I won’t have to share mine anymore!

Louise Washburn
Louise Washburn

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is the bobby pin. I have shorter and very thick hair, nothing else will hold it back.

June
June

July 28, 2020

I like the headbands and barrettes.

Oksana
Oksana

July 28, 2020

Hair band

candy
candy

July 28, 2020

clips, particularly small clips

Lisha Falk
Lisha Falk

July 28, 2020

I think this scrunchie is so cute. I enjoy making doll clothes and am lucky enough to have a couple of nieces coming up that will hopefully enjoy the dolls.

Renée
Renée

July 28, 2020

I think my favorites are barettes. Thank you for the giveaway.

grannie frannie
grannie frannie

July 28, 2020

The crowning touch is a tiara! Of course for non-royal play, a large rose, flower, bow, snowflake, etc.is also lovely. Thanks for the opportunity to share and enter for the gift certificate for more wonderful Pixiefaire goodies.

Shari
Shari

July 28, 2020

Pony tail holders and hair bows for my girls when they were little.

Joanne
Joanne

July 28, 2020

Oh So Cute!

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

July 28, 2020

I have always loved the look of a girly headband

Laurie
Laurie

July 28, 2020

I use hair bands to put my hair into a pony tail or pigtails…..Guess it’s time to make some scrunchies! Thanks for the chance to win!

Grace W
Grace W

July 28, 2020

Hair bands

Apral Harrel
Apral Harrel

July 28, 2020

I liked hair clips until I discovered this tutorial

Kristen
Kristen

July 28, 2020

Hair scrunchies!

Crystal
Crystal

July 28, 2020

Hair Clips

Roxanne
Roxanne

July 28, 2020

I will have to try this – cute idea.

Ruth
Ruth

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is a head band. You can decorated them is so many ways. Thanks for the scrunching pattern.

Susan C
Susan C

July 28, 2020

I like ponytails so anything that will hold the ponytail in place is good. A scrunchie or bow looks great.

BrendaK
BrendaK

July 28, 2020

Anxious to try a scrunchie. What a cute idea!!

Debbie
Debbie

July 28, 2020

I love all the patterns I have gotten here and am looking forward to making the scrunchies, really needed something like this for the long hair dolls.

Dianne
Dianne

July 28, 2020

I like barrette bows. I used to make them to match my daughter’s outfits.

Dona L Manson
Dona L Manson

July 28, 2020

I love hats for my dolls. Scrunchies are great also.

Candace
Candace

July 28, 2020

I love making headbands or bows to match the outfits using leftover scraps of fabric, lace and ribbon. I did for my daughter in the 80’s, and now for dolls…hot gluing ribbon flowers and bows to clips, yo-yo’s sewn to headbands. All really tie the outfits together.

Linda
Linda

July 28, 2020

I like the big over sized hair bows!!

Ruth Ann D.
Ruth Ann D.

July 28, 2020

For my dolls, I like a headband or a velvet ribbon.

Pamela
Pamela

July 28, 2020

I love tiny, brightly colored claw clips that I can put in my doll’s hair. Also beads to add an ethnic flair.

Janet
Janet

July 28, 2020

I like Barrettes and scrunchies.

Betty
Betty

July 28, 2020

I really like the headbands the best.

Christine
Christine

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is barrettes because I wore them when I was little. Plus, they come in many sparkly colors!

Teresa
Teresa

July 28, 2020

My favorite is still s barrette

Deb S
Deb S

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is an elastic band.

Maxi
Maxi

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is Bobbie pins. They help keep doll hair tucked in.

Lucy Burger
Lucy Burger

July 28, 2020

A headband

Renee
Renee

July 28, 2020

The scrunchies and headbands are still my favorite

Janice
Janice

July 28, 2020

I love a barette!

Tracy
Tracy

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is a barrette.

Beth Watness
Beth Watness

July 28, 2020

I like using perm rollers w/papers for giving hot water perms. Just make sure the hair is completely dry before un-rolling, 2-3 days.

Doll LOver
Doll LOver

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is a simple headband made to fit the 18" dolls. I have a wide variety of colors— sweet & simple to finish off an outfit.

Lockie
Lockie

July 28, 2020

my favorite hair accessory is headbands with fabric flowers, yoyos or something blingy to match the outfits I make!

Ruthann
Ruthann

July 28, 2020

Thank you for the scrunching. Making matching ones for my great niece and her AG dolls!!!💗

Donna
Donna

July 28, 2020

I use a small claw clip to make a sort of French twist with my ends showing some from the front. This simple hairdo gets lots of compliments!

joan
joan

July 28, 2020

My fav hair ornament is a silk flower on a hair clip.

Florence
Florence

July 28, 2020

I love scarves or bandannas used as kerchiefs or headbands. Thanks for the giveaway and tutorial, my granddaughter wants us to make doll scrunchies!

Pam
Pam

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory in the 80’s were elastic hair ties. Great for the Summer! For my doll I like scrunchies.

Holly
Holly

July 28, 2020

My favorites are headbands and combs

Julie A Vasbinder
Julie A Vasbinder

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is a headband and second is hair clasps.

Kathy
Kathy

July 28, 2020

I like hair clips or scrunchies.

Heather S.
Heather S.

July 28, 2020

I always loved the pony tail holders with the big plastic beads on the ends. My daughter loves hair bows and sparkly barrettes.

Angi
Angi

July 28, 2020

Headbands

Betty
Betty

July 28, 2020

My dolls look cute with a matching fabric headband that is tied in a knot on the side of the her head.

Ma
Ma

July 28, 2020

I like the scrunchies. I still wear them!

Betty
Betty

July 28, 2020

For my dolls I like a simple barrette with a flower glued on.

Patricia
Patricia

July 28, 2020

I used leather lacing to decorated my long blue black hair sometimes i would use pony beads to dress the lacings up with or pearls, flowers and such

Marsha
Marsha

July 28, 2020

I like barrettes of all sizes and shapes.

Kristina
Kristina

July 28, 2020

I love fun headbands and scrunchies

T
T

July 28, 2020

Loved the scruncies in the 80’s and still love them!!

LESLIE
LESLIE

July 28, 2020

I love the hair clips that you simply bend back to secure it to your hair. Wah la! Your hair is out of the way!

Rebecca
Rebecca

July 28, 2020

My girls loved scruncies! For me a good old fashioned clip works best.

Cathy
Cathy

July 28, 2020

Ribbons for my granddaughter, my hair too short for anything.

Pat
Pat

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory is the simple hair clip…just enough to keep my hair off my face.

Barbara
Barbara

July 28, 2020

My favorite accessory is a comb, as my hair is very fine and scrunchies fall out.

Carol
Carol

July 28, 2020

I like barrettes for myself and bows for dolls.

Barbara S
Barbara S

July 28, 2020

My favorite hair accessory from the 80’s! We would knot pony beads onto the ends of a ribbon, glue it to a hair clip, then glue on a fabric flower and instantly a matching accessory for our outfit.

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