Introduction: Zipper Scrunchie
Going out for a jog or out for a night with the girls but have no where to put your small items? This zipper scrunchie allows you to easily fit your essential items so you don't have to carry around a purse and it fits nicely in your hair. It is perfect for holding keys, money, lip balm and even candy!
This DIY is super easy and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete but extremely practical for everyday wear. It is one of those items you learn about and that you never knew you needed.
Step 1: Gather Supplies
-fabric (a thick cotton polyester blend works best)
-invisible zipper of any length (the smaller the better though)
Step 2: Measure and Cut
Take your fabric and measure out a rectangle that is 4.5" x 29". Additionally, you want to mark your zipper with a marker or chalk that is 3 inches down from the top of zipper pull.
Step 3: Time to Sew
Take your rectangle piece of fabric and fold it in half horizontally. Sew a 1/4" seam allowance from the edge. Make sure to always back stitch at the start and end of your project.
After sewing the smaller edges together, you want to open up your fabric and fold it in half again. The easiest way to do this is to fold over the top flap of your fabric into two. Then you are going to fold over the bottom flap, essentially sandwiching it together. Sew a 1/4" seam allowance down the edge where you pinned and continue to pull the tube of fabric as you reach the bottom. Check out my YouTube video from 1:20-2:20 for clarification. Continue sewing until approximately 1/3 of the fabric tube remains not sewn.
Step 4: Attach the Zipper
Iron the invisible zipper teeth edges so that the back sides lay flat. Pin the top of your zipper down from where you stopped sewing. Ensure that the right sides are facing each other before pinning.
Switch to using a zipper foot and sew the zipper as close to the teeth as possible without sewing the ridges of the teeth down to the 3" mark you made earlier. Attach the other side of the zipper in the same manner. Zip up the zipper so that only 1.5" gap remains unzipped.
Step 5: Finishing Up
Sew a straight line back and forth a few times from your zipper around 1/4" down from where the 3" mark. Trim your zipper so that 1/4" remains from the line you just sewed. This will stop the zipper from breaking when it is undone.
After completing the zipper step, the final part is to sew a straight line back to the start of your project. Use a 1/4" seam allowance. Flip the tube inside out where you left the space from the zipper pull earlier. Cut an 8" piece of elastic and thread it through the tube using a safety pin. Knot the two ends of the elastic and you're done. Your zipper scrunchie is ready to be shown off!
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