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Added Jul 30, 2010

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






Not a very spectacular project, but this thing proves to be very useful in summer. I think it is also called scrunchie, but it is called chou-chou here and I like the name better.

I found several tutorials for making chou-chou, but they always involve hand-stitching, which I’m too lazy to do for such a simple thing. Then I see another way of doing it, it is much easier, and more importantly: no hand-sewing! This project only took around 10 minutes to make, and it is also a good way to make use of all the fabric scraps.

Material Notes

fabric scraps, elastic




Garment Type

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    Jul 31, 2010, 04.47 AMby mischi

    These are so cute – I wish that I had hair to tie back!

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    Jul 30, 2010, 10.27 PMby aggelicat .)

    thanks for the insrtuctions!! pretty :)
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    Jul 30, 2010, 03.53 PMby laura oprea

    Great way to use the fabric scraps. Very easy to make. Thanks! :D

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    Jul 30, 2010, 02.52 PMby janene

    Thank you so much for your post. Its a fantastic way of doing it. I love avoiding any hand-sewing and really it is far easier in practice. I think your instructions are just fine…. I just made 4 of them just now with some scraps of fabric I had. Fantastically quick to make, 2 for my daughter and 2 for her friend. They love them!

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      Jul 30, 2010, 04.31 PMby verypurpleperson

      You’ve already made 4? Wow that’s super quick! I was tempted to make more, but I don’t think I need that many chou-chous :D

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    Jul 30, 2010, 01.46 PMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Nice job. I think your instructions are a little confusing. I just make a tube out of the fabric and then insert the elastic. I finish the ends by folding the ends in and sew the together. Seems a little easier but yours turned out very nice.

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      Jul 30, 2010, 01.54 PMby verypurpleperson

      That’s another way of making it :)

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