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How to make a girl scout sash

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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. Press all seams flat with an iron.

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Things You'll Need

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

About the Author

Patti Perry is currently attending West Virginia University and expanding her knowledge base. She has worked as a freelance visual artist for 30 years, with specialties in watercolor and scherenschnitte. Originality of creation is her motivation and she continues to pursue this avenue in her writing. Perry is currently contributing articles to eHow.

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