How do you spell scrungee? I don't know, but I do know how to make them!
What is a scrungee? It is a fabric covered hair elastic that was popular in the early nineties and they are coming back in style. I used to wear them as a teenager and now my kids are asking for them. They are great use of scraps!
They are super easy to make. My daughter loves Harry Potter, so I made her one with Harry Potter fabric.
First, I measure the elastic. I use the type of elastics that I use in my hair. I have also used sewing elastic sewn into a circle.
This elastic is the 5 inches in diameter. 7 1/2 inches in diameter when stretched out. I want the fabric on the scrungee to be "fluffy" even when the elastic is stretched out. So I cut the fabric twice the length of the stretched out length (7 1/2 x 2 = 15 inches) and 5 inches wide.
Next, I sewed together the short edge at a 1/4 inch seam allowance to create a tube.
Place the elastic around the fabric tube.
Work the fabric so the raw edges meet together. Fold the raw edges toward the insides and pin together.
Stitch the folded edges together close to the edge. Make sure to overlap the stitching at the beginning and end.
I like to turn the seams towards the center but they can be kept the way they are.
Have fun quilting!