How to make a satin sash

Updated April 17, 2017

Wearing a sash can add a bit of flair to a prom dress or wedding dress and are staple accessories in pageants, homecoming dances, bridal showers and hen parties. If you are on a budget, you can save money by putting a few simple sewing skills to work and making your own sash. With basic sewing supplies and satin fabric, you should be able to complete this task in under one hour.

Using measuring tape, cut two pieces of satin fabric that are both 6 inches wide and 36 inches (3 feet) long.

Lay both pieces of fabric on a flat work surface. Place the pieces end to end, so it creates one long piece of fabric. The shiny side of the fabric should be facing down.

Sew the two touching ends together using a needle and matching colour thread.

Fold the sash in half, so the two unsecured ends are touching and the shiny fabric is on the inside.

Sew the unsecured ends.

Turn the fabric inside out. The shiny fabric will now be on the outside.


Customise the sash by adding iron-on letters, embellishments and decals or ribbon trim.

Things You'll Need

  • Two 6 inches by 36 inches pieces of satin fabric
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
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Nicole Carlin is a yoga and dance teacher and founder of POP Fizz Academy in Philadelphia. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Temple University and a Master of Arts in gender and sexuality, politics from Birkbeck University, London. Carlin has written about dance, crafts, travel and alternative health for eHow, and Demand Studios.