How to make a girl scout sash

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How to make a girl scout sash
Use green fabric that matches the official girl scout uniform to make a badge sash. (John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Girl Scouts show their accomplishments by pinning badges to a sash, vest or tunic. Worn over one shoulder, on top of a white shirt, these badge holders are required attire. Each scouting age has a different uniform, and these are similar throughout the world. Sashes extend around a child's upper torso, from the shoulder to under the opposite arm, resting on the hip. Find some scout-green cotton material to fashion a sash on which to pin scouting awards, patches, badges and other insignia.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Green cotton fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Green thread
  • Straight pins
  • Iron

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  1. 1

    Cut green-leaf cotton fabric into 6-inch-wide panels.

  2. 2

    Measure the upper torso from shoulder to waist and add 5 inches. Cut two lengths of fabric, cut to this measurement, from the 6-inch pieces.

  3. 3

    Connect the fabric at the shoulder seam, with the right sides together.

  4. 4

    Lay this seam across one shoulder and situate the fabric panels so that they lay flat across the front and back torso.

  5. 5

    Pin the bottom diagonal seam at the hip bone so it rests flat against the body.

  6. 6

    Sew this lower seam and cut off the excess green fabric.

  7. 7

    Turn both long edges of the badge sash under, and stitch a 1/4-inch seam allowance along the two edges to form a finished border.

  8. 8

    Press all seams flat with an iron.

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