Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sewing: Fabric Sash Tutorial

This fabric sash has been on my project "to do" list for awhile. And it was so simple I don't know why I waited so long! A few years ago I purchased a few Calvin Klein dresses from Marshalls, each were around $40. Fully lined, simple, great fit. But a little plain.

This yellow one is my favorite. And I have the cutest shoes to wear with it but it needed a little dash of color. I rummaged through my fabric stash and came across this material from Alexander Henry called "coriander". Navy, yellow, white and gray. A beautiful combination.

I found this tutorial on how to make a fabric sash and since I'm a visual person I thought I would photograph each step. This is a first for me so please excuse any mistakes! I hope its easy to understand and follow!

Since I didn't really measure to see how long I wanted the sash I figured too long was better than too short! I didn't trim it so the length is an odd size. You can, of course, make this as wide and long as you want!

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Okay, before you go to the last step take a minute and make sure there are no gaps. You may be able to sew in a straight line and line up the material just perfect. But I can't. And you don't want to pull the whole sash right side out only to find a whole where you didn't sew! Trust me.

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Love! I'll be wearing it to a friends wedding on Saturday!

And I have another idea for a sash to go with the yellow dress and these shoes!


kirstin & jordan said...

love it! I feel like you could even wear the sash you made with the striped shoes- gorgeous!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Excellent addition.

Found you via Craft Gossip.

Meggie said...

Looks like even I may be able to make this! Love your blog too... so glad I found it!

hannah singer said...

perfect sash for a cheerful dress! love it!

and i want those shoes!

Kelly @ Run With Glitter said...

So cool!l!I'm visiting from 101 summer sewing tutorials roundup. Have a great day!

Jen Conlon said...

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