Make a bunny ear scrunchie with this easy tutorial! A fabric tutorial with a cute tie. These make great gifts and are a great scrap fabric project!
I use the terms “bunny ear” and “tie” interchangeably in this tutorial. Sometimes it makes more sense to call it a tie.
Watch our step by step video!
Easy Bunny Ear Scrunchie
If you’ve mastered our original scrunchie pattern you might be ready to take it up a notch and make these cute bunny ear scrunchies (tied scrunchies)! These are so fun and EASY to make! Make sure to watch my video before starting, it really does give the best visual tutorial. The video should show up under the first image in this blog post.
Bunny Ear SCRUNCHIE SUPPLIES
The supplies are super basic! You’ll need:
- Cutting template: print and cutout template. Pin to fabric then cut out 2 pieces.
- Scrunchie Fabric: see my cutting guide below for making scrunchies in 2 sizes. My favorite fabrics to use are quilter’s cotton (this is the easiest to work with), muslin, knit, and lightweight denim.
- Elastic: 1/4″ or 1/8″ wide elastic is my favorite for making scrunchies.
- Safety Pins
- Measuring Tape
- Sewing Machine/Coordinating Thread
FABRIC CUTTING GUIDE
Make scrunchies in 2 sizes with this guide!
Note: I use a 9″ piece of elastic for all scrunchie sizes. Only the fabric length and width vary. You can enlarge or lengthen the tie to create a different look if you’d like.
Regular (this is the size that I usually make): 4″ x 20″ for the scrunchie and 4″ x 24″ piece of fabric for the tie (cut 2 from that piece of fabric).
Large (my stash scrunchies are this size): 4.5″ x 28″ and 4″ x 24″ piece for the tie (cut 2 from that piece of fabric)
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How To Make a Bunny Ear Scrunchie
Bunny Ear Scrunchie
- sewing pins
- safety pins
- measuring tape
- sewing machine
- Watch my step-by-step video (it displays under the first photo in the post) before beginning this sewing project.Seam allowances: 3/8"Gather supplies.
- Fold the fabric in half with the wrong side of the fabric facing you. Once folded it should measure 20" x 2".Mark 3" from each end of the scrunchie fabric.Mark it with a pin on each side.
- Begin sewing the side seam at one pin and end once you reach the other pin. The ends should be open. TURN SCRUNCHIE RIGHT-SIDE-OUT.
- Bring the ends of the scrunchie together, lining up the top of the fabric with the right sides facing and the inside of the fabric facing you.Pin in place.
- Stitch across the top.
- Attach a safety pin on both sides of the piece of elastic.Attach one end of the elastic with the safety pin inside the opening of the scrunchie.Feed the other end of the elastic through the tube until it comes out the other side.Remove safety pins.
- Tie the ends of the elastic into a double knot.
- Fold raw edges over, lining them up with the seam and pin into place.
- Top stitch the opening closed.
- To make the bunny ears, cut out 2 pieces of fabric from the cutting template.Place both pieces together with the wrong side of the fabric facing out.
- Stitch around the edge of the bunny ear, leaving a 2" opening along the side.
- Turn right side out.
- Fold raw edges over and pin.
- Top stitch over the opening.
- Tie the tie onto the scrunchie to create the bunny ears.
FABRIC CUTTING GUIDEMake scrunchies in 2 sizes with this guide! Note: I use a 9″ piece of elastic for all scrunchie sizes. Only the fabric length and width vary. You can enlarge or lengthen the tie to create a different look if you'd like. Regular (this is the size that I usually make): 4″ x 20″ Large (my stash scrunchies are this size): 4.5″ x 28″
HELPFUL TUTORIAL LINKS FOR MAKING ZIPPER SCRUNCHIES
How to Do an Invisible Stitch: If you’d prefer to hand stitch your scrunchie closed vs. top stitching it.
Welcome! I'm Brandy, mother to 5 darling kiddos and a cute black lab named Toby. My husband is in the Coast Guard so we've lived all over the place, turning each house into a home. I love baking, sewing, making cute things with my kids, and sharing what I've learned with all of you!