A bachelorette party isnt complete without sashes pointing out who everyone is, but the ones they sell in the store first of all are huge (my own was literally falling off me my entire bach party) and they are just pretty standard. I figured I could buy some fabric, do a little fabric painting and whip up some pretty awesome custom ones.
Heres how I did it
I went to Joannes and picked out some fun fabric, I used a satin type fabric which was about $7.99 a yard. I bought 2 yards of each color which is what I needed to make sashes the right length for an adult, if your making this for a child you can adjust the measurments. But for each 2 yard peice I could make 4 sashes, 8 sashes in all, so it was worth it.
I cut my fabric 10 inches wide by 70 inches long. Out of each color I was able to get 4 strips of the fabric for 4 sashes.
I applied 1 light coat of Tulip fabric paint and let it dry for about 4 hours. Then with tulip fabric glue and glitter I applied a light coat of glue over the paint and sprinkled a generous amount of glitter.
I will be sure to post a pic of them in action this weekend when we get back from Vegas!
- 2 yard of satin fabric (for adult sized sashes)
- Sewing machine, thread, pins
- Tulip fabric paint
- Tulip fabric glue
- Tulip fabric glitter
- Scissors & Pinking Shears
- Freezer paper
- Cricut, Silhouette Machine or X-Acto Knife and lots of patience :)
- Cut fabric out in strips that measure 10 inchs wide by 70 inches long.
- Fold fabric in half lengthwise and pin.
- Straight stich down the side of the fabric with a .5inch seam allowance.
- Press out seam.
- Turn right side out and press again making seam run down the middle of the fabric.
- Pin end of fabric togather, with right sides facing.
- Sew across width of fabric with 1 inch seam allowance.
- Pinking shear ends to prevent fraying.
- Cut out words/shapes etc on your Cricut, Silhouette or using an exacto knife on freezer paper, with shiny side facing down.
- Iron carefully onto sashes, with shiny side facing down.
- Using a foam brush and fabric paint give 1 light coat to the negative space.
- Let dry 4 hours.
- Take fabric glue and apply a small amount to negative space, over the paint.
- Sprinkle a generous amount of glitter over glue.
- Allow to dry overnight.
- Gently peel away freezer paper leaving just the glittery letters.