Winter Sports Accessories – Scrunchies and Headbands

-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
  • Thread
  • Scissors


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Turn the fabric tube inside-out so the right side faces outward.
  4. Feed the elastic through the fabric tube by attaching a safety pin to one end of the elastic and pulling the safety pin through.
  5. Bunch up the fabric tube so that some elastic is exposed on both ends.
  6. Hand sew the two ends of the elastic together very securely.
  7. 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
  • scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • a needle
  • thread


  • Iron
  • Ironing board


  1. 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.
  2. Connect both sides of the band on the hair above your forehead(where you would normally wear the headband).
  3. Slip the band off of your head while keeping the pin intact.
  4. Use a measuring tape to measure about ⅓ of an inch more elastic, and use scissors to cut the band there.
  5. Begin to prepare the needle and thread for sewing.
  6. Remove the pin, and make small, precise stitches where the pin was to connect the band.
  7. Make a knot to secure the thread, and cut it using scissors.
  8. 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.