Fold fabric strip lengthwise with right sides together. Sew along
Turn right side out. Attach a safety pin to the end of the elastic.
Insert the safety pin elastic through one end and push through to
the other end. Tie elastic ends together several times in a secure
Undo safety pin and hand sew the opening together. Your homemade
ponytail holder is ready to use.
Need a fun hand sewing project?
Sew a Hair Bow Tutorial
An easy hair accessory is sewing a hair bow. These can be good for
using up fabric
scraps. You will need two rectangles. You can vary the size of your
bow by changing the size of your rectangles. We used a 7x4 inch
rectangle and a 6x4 inch rectangle for this tutorial.
Place two rectangles right sides together. Sew along three edges
leaving a short edge open for turning right sides out. Iron flat.
Tuck in unsewn edge and pin. Sew unsewn edge and continue along each
side edge. This is called top stitching.
With a scrap of material about 2-3 inches wide. Fold side edge to
middle and sew down the middle.
Sew ends together. If using ribbon you will just need to sew the end
Fold bow together and slip sewn scrap material to the middle.