Scrunchies with Removable Ties

One of the projects that my students request to make most frequently is scrunchies! They are quick, easy, and don’t take a lot of fabric.

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You can use a variety of fabrics to make scrunchies, so it’s a great way to use the fabric in your scrap bin. Scrunchies are great in cotton, flannel, velvet, satin, and more.

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You can mix and match removable ties to add a bit of flare to your scrunchies.

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Scrunchies only take a few minutes to make and even beginning sewers can be successful with this project.

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You can make the scrunchies without the ties if you prefer.

Here is the pattern for the removable ties!

Scrunchie Tie Pattern by learncreatesew

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Face Mask with Wide Fabric Ties

With face masks on the brain lately, I can’t help but think of new ways to make them.

This new tutorial has a wide fabric tie in the back, kind of like you would see on a bandanna or headbands. I really like the look of it.

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It has an odd shape when flat, but when you wear it it fits snugly against the face. It is also easier to tie than the small straps.

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Here is the free pattern!

Wide Tie Face Mask Pattern by learncreatsew Final

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It also fits nicely inside the key chain face mask case!

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Face Mask Key Chain Pouch Web Pattern by Learncreatesew

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Face Mask with Yarn Ties in 3 Styles

Here is a new version of my face mask tutorial!

It uses the same pattern as my previous tutorial that had fabric ties.

Face Mask Family Sizes by learncreatesew

The fabric ties are great! They are durable, comfortable, and work really well. That said, they can be time consuming to sew and can be challenging for beginning sewers, so I started searching for an alternative.

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I had just finished my rag doll tutorial and yarn was EVERYWHERE in my house. It inspired me 🙂 Why not have yarn ties for face masks.

Yarn ties are super easy! They are quick and make the construction of the face mask very simple. I made a few test masks and ran them through the washer and dryer in a lingerie bag and they came out great. The ties also are easy to make in different styles.

There are a few drawbacks to yarn ties. First, always tie them with bows. If you get a knot, you may not be able to get it undone and may have to cut your tie. Second, some people may be sensitive to the feel of the yarn behind their ears and neck. Use soft yarn if possible. They are also not as sturdy.  As a result, I still recommend fabric ties for durability and for donations, but yarn ties are great for ease and convenience. So, if you’re just looking for something to grab when you run to the gas station or mail box, these are great!

This tutorial shows you how to make 3 different styles of yarn ties. Two long ties behind the head and neck, two short ties to tie behind the ears, and one long tie to tie behind the head.

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These masks also fit great in my Face Mask Key Chain Cases

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Face Mask Key Chain Pouch Web Pattern by Learncreatesew

One Tie Face Mask Tutorial – No Elastic, No Interfacing, No Bias Tape – Family Sizing

With supplies and resources scarce, and with traveling to stores discouraged, I wanted to make a face mask that required as few specialty supplies as possible.

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I decided to make a face mask with ties instead. The ties can be made with 1.25 inches (by width of fabric) strip of cotton fabric. It also only has a single tie in the back for easier wear.

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Thanks to my mom and her fabulous testing of face masks, she gave me dimensions for face masks of multiple sizes.

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I hope you enjoy the pattern and the tutorial!

Here is the free pattern!

Face Mask Family Sizes by learncreatesew

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