How To Make A Hidden Pocket Zipper Scrunchie

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In this simple tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a hidden pocket zipper scrunchie. Why have wasted space in your scrunchie when you can use it to store extra “things”? This zipper scrunchie is a simple option that means that you can potentially go hands-free and store things in your scrunchies secretly instead. Get the step by step tutorial on how to make a hidden pocket zipper scrunchie below. Start now and have your hair pulled back and looking cute in less than an hour!

This scrunchie can be made to look different each time just by switching out the fabric used. Make it as normal or as crazy as you’d like! I made several of these for a couple different outfits for added versatility. You’ll have a fun and funky scrunchie in no time at all. What will you put in your hidden pocket zipper scrunchie? Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed For How To Make A Hidden Pocket Zipper Scrunchie

supplies needed for hidden zipper scrunchie

How To Make A Hidden Pocket Zipper Scrunchie

measuring the fabric

To begin your hidden pocket zipper scrunchie, start by cutting your fabric to the sizes needed. You will need one 18 1/2″ x 3″ and two 6 1/2″ x 1″ pieces.

Lay a piece of the 6 1/2 inch fabric face up. Then lay the zipper face down on top of it. Line the end edges and then pin in place. Do the same at the other end with the other 6 1/2 inch piece.

sewing the end with machine

Now it’s time to sew it together! You want to sew it about 1 inch in. It should be stitched right where the stoppers are on the zipper. Be sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish as well as going over the zipper section a few times.

Next on this how to sew a zipper pocket scrunchie tutorial, lay the 18 1/2 inch fabric face up. Lay the zipper and fabric face down on top of it. Line the side edges up all the way across and pin in place. Best to work with the zipper half unzipped. Your hidden pocket zipper scrunchie is starting to take shape!

making edges of scrunchie with the machine

Sew all the way down that pinned side using just a little less than 1/4 seam allowance. Do a backstitch at the start and finish as well as both ends of the zipper. When you get to where the zipper is, make sure your needle is down and then lift the foot and slide the zipper past the foot then put the foot back down. Doing this will be much easier to stitch past on your scrunchie.

pin side of hidden pocket zipper scrunchie

Pin the other side just as before. Sew down the other side just as you did the first side. You are about halfway through this hidden pocket zipper scrunchie sewing tutorial!

turning hidden pocket zipper scrunchie right side out

Unzip the zipper and turn the whole thing right-side out. Now we just have to add the elastic so our scrunchie will actually hold back our hair.

making hidden pocket zipper scrunchie

Stick the elastic through the end and hold it with your fingers. Feed it through to the other end making sure not to get it twisted. Pinch the ends together and then twist them into a knot.

adding the elastic to hidden pocket zipper scrunchie

Slide the knotted end of the elastic through and to the side a little. Then on one end of the fabric, turn it evenly inside itself by about 1/4 inch.

pulling together hidden pocket zipper scrunchie

Now tuck the other side of the hidden pocket zipper scrunchie into that folded side by about 1/4 inch. Make sure you have your seams lined up at the top.

sewing hidden pocket zipper scrunchie

Finally, sew the ends together as close to the edge as you can get. Do a backstitch at the start and finish. When you get to the side with the elastic, try to stretch the elastic a little before stitching over it. This will help keep it in place and help your stitches not stretch. Trim off any loose threads and you are done! Now you have a super cute and functional scrunchie!

Fun Items To Hide in Your Hidden Pocket Zipper Scrunchie

hidden pocket zipper scrunchie

There are so many fun things that you can fit into your hidden hair scrunchie. Since most people find that wearing scrunchies on their wrist is quite convenient, this just gives you a reason to put your items inside of it as well.

Some of the items that you can easily hide are:

  • Chapstick
  • Money
  • Coins
  • House Key
  • Stick of gum or breath mints
  • Extra hair tie

And so much more! These are just a few of the items that are certain to be safe and secure once you add them in. Anything that is smaller in size and of importance can fit easily inside. Just be certain to zip up your hidden pocket zipper scrunchie so that the items don’t fall out! I’ve found that this is a nice way to keep some cash hidden when I am traveling. It’s really lightweight and cash folds up as small as you need it to. These little scrunchies make great gifts. You can whip some of these up in an afternoon and give a nice gift that won’t break the bank this holiday season.

How To Make A Hidden Zipper Pocket Scrunchie

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How to Make a Hidden Pocket Zipper Scrunchie

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Learn How to Make a Hidden Pocket Zipper Scrunchie with these easy tips

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2.00

Instructions

  1. Cut fabric to the sizes needed. You will need one 18 1/2" x 3" and two 6 1/2" x 1" pieces.
  2. Lay a piece of the 6 1/2 inch fabric face up. Then lay the zipper face down on top of it.
  3. Line the end edges and then pin in place. Do the same at the other end with the other 6 1/2 inch piece.
  4. Sew it together. You want to sew it about 1 inch in. Be sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish as well as going over the zipper section a few times.
  5. Now lay the 18 1/2 inch fabric face up. Lay the zipper and fabric face down on top of it.
  6. Line the side edges up all the way across and pin in place.
  7. Sew all the way down that pinned side using just a little less than 1/4 seam allowance. Do a backstitch at the start and finish as well as both ends of the zipper.
  8. Pin the other side just as before.
  9. Sew down the other side just as you did the first side.
  10. Unzip the zipper and turn the whole thing right-side out.
  11. Stick the elastic through the end and hold it with your fingers. Feed it through to the other end making sure not to get it twisted.
  12. Pinch the ends together and then twist them into a knot.
  13. Slide the knotted end of the elastic through and to the side a little.
  14. Then on one end of the fabric, turn it evenly inside itself by about 1/4 inch
  15. Now tuck the other side into that folded side by about 1/4 inch. Make sure you have your seams lined up at the top.
  16. Sew them together as close to the edge as you can get. Do a backstitch at the start and finish
  17. Trim any threads and you are done.

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  1. This is a great idea. Your directions are very well written. I think teens and preteens would like this as well as others. Thank you Jane

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