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From: pretnichols
Date: 04-15-2007, 03:11 PM (1 of 6)
Okay, not sure if I should put this here or under sewing. Anyway, I have been making scrunchies using my serger. However, the inside "hairband" keeps breaking after a few uses. I am using the ones with the metal piece and various colors on the band that I picked up from the store. Am I using the wrong size? Is one brand better than another?

I want to mass produce these for an upcoming fundraiser, but want them to hold up to a few wears by the person wearing them.

If you've made these before, what did you use? How did you keep the inside band from breaking?


So little time, sew much to do...........
User: pretnichols
Member since: 10-16-2005
Total posts: 342
From: Bama
Date: 04-15-2007, 03:25 PM (2 of 6)
I made some when my daughter was little. I used a thin elastic and just knotted it on the inside. I don't remember one ever breaking and dd has very thick hair.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: Pudge99
Date: 04-15-2007, 06:38 PM (3 of 6)
I make mine with elastic too, only I sew mine together just like you would for an elastic waistband.
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User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: vickki
Date: 04-15-2007, 06:45 PM (4 of 6)
Rubber bands dry out and break very easily,elastic is better.
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: DorothyL
Date: 04-16-2007, 08:24 AM (5 of 6)
My daughter used to make them with elastic.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: mamahoogie
Date: 04-20-2007, 07:11 PM (6 of 6)
When I made them I used actual pony tail elastic things. I bought a bundle of them at the dollar store and they worked fine.

I've decided to live forever - so far, so good.
User: mamahoogie
Member since: 12-25-2002
Total posts: 461
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