Shop and craft in paintbox brights
Q Cotton fabric, 56 x 12.5cm (221/ x 5") 8 Q Flat braided elastic, 0.5cm ( ") wide, 18cm (71/ 8") Q Rotary cutter Q Sewing needle Q Matching sewing thread
01 With the wrong side ( WS) of the fabric facing, fold the two short edges over to the WS by 1cm ( 3 /8") and press. Fold the rectangle in half along the length with right sides (RS) together, and press again. Sew the long open edge using a 0.5cm ( ") seam allowance.
02 Next, turn the sewn fabric tube RS out, as shown.
03 Holding onto one end of the length of elastic, thread it through the fabric tube and pull it out through the other end.
04 Tie the two ends of the elastic together with a double knot, leaving a small tail at each end, and pull tight. Rearrange the fabric so the knot is hidden inside the fabric tube.
05 To join the fabric tube together into a ring, overlap the two short edges, as shown, then pin them in place.
06 To finish, handsew the join using small slip stitches. Gillian Martin lives in Glasgow, where she’s currently studying fashion design. She has a background in fine art sculpture and makes hair scrunchies in between her many hobbies, which include quilt making, drawing, and sewing. She’s interested in incorporating her quilting skills with fashion design in the future. www.thescrunchiestore.etsy.com
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