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DRESS IT UP WITH A SASH & BOW!

Girls love a big bow sash and can make them easily themselves with a little guidance.  When used to tie around a dress or a blouse these give your garments an added fun flair!

In this photo, the KCS Level 1 Peasant Gown was made with a fun brown zebra print cotton to become a lovely dress.  To give it that little something extra, a coordinating cotton fabric was used to make the 1 1/2″ sash.

The second photo is the KCS Level 1 Night Shirt made in cotton fabric with a 3″ sash!

So let’s get started making a sash!

Supply List:  Fabric and Coordinating Thread

 

 

FOR WIDTH:   Decide the width you would like the finished sash.  To figure out the needed fabric, use this formula to help you.     Desired width _____  x 2 plus 1″.    The plus 1″ is your seam allowance. I use a 1/2″ seam allowance throughout project. 

This means if you want a 3″ sash, you will need 3″ x 2 = 6″ plus 1″ =  7″ total width of fabric.

If you want a 1 1/2″ sash, you will need 1 1/2″ x 2 = 3″ plus 1″ =  4″ total width of fabric.

FOR LENGTH:  I like long sashes, so I start with the entire 42 – 45″ fabric.   I cut 2 lengths at the desired widths.

If this seems too long, just tie it around waist before sewing to get an idea for your needs and then trim.

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1.  Pretty sides together, stitch the two pieces together on one side (short side).

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2.  You now have one long piece to work with.  

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3.  Next fold in half, pretty sides together.    Trim ends at an angle on both ends of sash. 

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4. Start stitching about 2 ” from middle of sash working toward end with angle. Pivot at corner and backstitch well at the point. Do this on both sides of sash.  Leave a 4″ hole for turning.

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5.  Be sure and trim your point a little before turning.

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6.  Turn sash to pretty side, use a chopstick or your favorite tool to get a nice point and press with iron.

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7.  Next topstitch all around sash to get a lovely finished look!  Beautiful!

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Coming Soon:   How to tie a perfect bow every time!

-Becky