Stitched Hair Ties

Materials

  • FOR EACH:
  • Homespun fabric, 4”x22” strip
  • Elastic, 7” length
  • Black craft thread

Tools

  • Large-eye sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Straight pin
  • Safety pin

Directions

STEP 1

  • Measure and cut 4”x22” fabric strip.

STEP 2

  • To make tube shape, use needle and thread to sew short ends of fabric strip together, 1/4” from edges.

STEP 3

  • Fold strip in half lengthwise, with seam on inside. Sew along long edges, leaving 2” for opening (to insert elastic).

STEP 4

  • Measure and cut 7” elastic length. Attach safety pin on end of elastic. Insert safety pin with elastic in opening on stitched tube; work safety pin through tube. Remove safety pin.

STEP 5

  • Sew elastic ends together. Sew opening on fabric tube closed.

STEP 6

  • Use straight pin to gently pull threads on fabric, creating slightly frayed look.
by Mary Ayres
Stitched Hair Ties
Stitched Hair Ties