Ribbon sashes are a popular accent for many special events; however, they can also be a fashion statement. The sash is a traditional highlight for school homecomings, bridal parties and pageants, and are also a go-to item for debutante balls and royalty. The ribbon sash is a versatile, understated piece that represents the person wearing it. Creating your own ribbon sash for a special event is a fairly easy and inexpensive procedure that takes minimal time to complete.
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Things you need
- Needle and thread
- Two 6-by-36-inch pieces of satin ribbon
- 12 feet of ½-inch trim ribbon
- Iron on letters
- Fabric scissors
Straighten out the satin ribbon on a flat surface. If the ribbon is wrinkled, use a cool setting to iron out any wrinkles.
Measure the trim ribbon and create four 36-inch pieces. These will be used to trim both sides of the sash to create a finished look.
Sew the trim on each side of the satin ribbon using a needle and thread. Do this to both pieces of the satin ribbon. When finished, the two ribbon pieces should have a trim edge on both sides.
Lay one satin ribbon on a flat surface and arrange the iron-on letters. Heat the iron to the appropriate setting. Carefully iron on the letters. This side of the sash will be laid on the front of the body.
Attach the two satin ribbons together at the top. Using a needle and thread, sew the two satin ribbon pieces together at the shoulder. Lay the sash on a flat surface. The sash will run from the shoulder to the hip with the letters going across the front of the body.
Cut the bottom of the two pieces satin ribbon (the ends that are not sewn together) at a 45 degree angle. This allows the sash to lie against the hip without bulging. Sew the two ends together. The sash is complete.
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