-by Serena Pellegrino and India Robert- As winter sports begin this November, take 15 minutes to add some funky ‘80’s flair to your after school practices with these homemade scrunchies!
Scrunchies by Serena Pellegrino
- 2 strips of fabric 28” long and 2” wide
- 1 strip of elastic 1” wide (adjust length as necessary)
- A sewing machine or a needle
- Take the two strips of fabric (wide ribbon can be used as well) and put them together so the right sides are facing each other.
- Sew the strips together along both sides but leave both ends open. If you are using a sewing machine use the zig-zag stitch. If you are hand-sewing make sure the stitches are secure.
- Turn the fabric tube inside-out so the right side faces outward.
- Feed the elastic through the fabric tube by attaching a safety pin to one end of the elastic and pulling the safety pin through.
- Bunch up the fabric tube so that some elastic is exposed on both ends.
- Hand sew the two ends of the elastic together very securely.
- Now hand sew the two ends of the fabric tubing together.
Headbands by India Robert
Whether you do a Winsor sport, play, or any other school activities, wearing a hair accessory that will keep your hair back is always a necessity. Forget Lululemon headbands! You can now make one of these simple headbands in no time.
- a stretchy band of some sort
- a pin
- Measuring tape
- a needle
- Ironing board
- Take the elastic band (preferably one with an interesting pattern and/or vibrant color,) and wrap one side of it around the back of your neck.
- Connect both sides of the band on the hair above your forehead(where you would normally wear the headband).
- Slip the band off of your head while keeping the pin intact.
- Use a measuring tape to measure about ⅓ of an inch more elastic, and use scissors to cut the band there.
- Begin to prepare the needle and thread for sewing.
- Remove the pin, and make small, precise stitches where the pin was to connect the band.
- Make a knot to secure the thread, and cut it using scissors.
- An additional step you can take is flattening out the extra ⅓ of an inch onto the rest of the headband using an iron and iron board. However, this is not necessary, and your headband will be perfectly functional without performing this step.