Make Your Own Sash

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A sash is a large colorful ribbon designed to be worn around the body from the left shoulder diagonally down to the right hip. It may also be placed starting from the right shoulder diagonally down to the left hip. It is also worn around the hips like a belt. The sash worn on the hips is often used in uniforms, ethnic attire or costumes. During events that include ceremonial awards, a sash is also provided and worn like a necklace - around the neck and the ribbon goes as low as the stomach level.

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A sash is also a way of expressing gratitude to another person. Most of the recipients of the sash worn as a necklace are high-ranking officials, athletes and academic achievers. It is also used in awarding the winners of different contests like beauty pageants such as Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss USA.

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Sash Placed Starting From Shoulder To Hips

Items Needed:

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    Ribbon.
    2-4 inches in width and at least 1 meter in length. To determine the width, measure what you are going to add to the sash. The length of which should be at least 1 meter since the sash will be worn from shoulder to hips, which requires enough length to reach the hips. Adjust the measurements to the person who will be wearing the sash. Cloth may be an alternative if you don't have enough ribbon or lace. Choose colors that are gender neutral for events involving both genders, rather than making one feminine and one masculine.
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    Pencil.
    Pencil will be used to put the caption or title onto the sash. A pencil is advisable as it will not be visible when applied.
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    Glitter.
    Depending on the event you are making the sash for, glitter is a great way to make the sash stand out, especially under stage lights or in a dark room. You also can use glitter to outline letters and words on the sash.
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    Glue.
    Glue is needed to affix the glitter and letters to avoid them from falling off.
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    Pins.
    Pins will be used in placing the sash on clothing secure at the top of the shoulder and on the hips.
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Steps

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    Measure the ribbon and if you are adding lace, you will measure this as well.
    Make sure the lace is the same length as the ribbon, and that there is no puckering.
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    Start tracing out letters and putting the caption onto the ribbon, using the pencil.
    The draft of the wording should be accurate to avoid mistakes. You can trace and cut letters out of material like satin or felt. Many craft stores have pre-cut letters you can use for a sash. The wording should be in the middle of the sash, without overlapping. If applying the wording from different cloth, make sure to still use the pencil to make little notation marks for proper spacing.
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    Get the glitter and trace your pencil outlines with the glue.
    Be sure that you have enough glue to complete the outline. If you want a variety of colors applied on your sash, you can mix up colors proportionally.
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    Wait until the glue with glitter is dry then the sash is ready to be used or is ready to be awarded.
    You can now use the sash by placing it on your right shoulder down to your left hip, or vice versa, by clipping it using pins to secure it.
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Sash Used As A Pendant Necklace

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    Items needed to make a necklace sash are the following:
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    Ribbon - 1 inch in width.
    It should also be long enough to reach the middle of the torso.
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    Stapler.
    This will be used to put together the pendant ribbon. Thick staples are preferred so that the sash does not come apart. You can also tie the ribbon in a knot or bow at the back of the neck. Consider the weight of your pendant when determining the best way to secure the sash.
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Steps

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If you are adding a medal pendant, the diameter should be a minimum of 60 mm. Cutting the ends of the ribbon on a diagonal stops the ribbon from fraying. If you are making a ribbon pendant, you should staple beginning and the end of the ribbon to avoid detachment or unraveling. You will use the pendant to determine the overall length of the ribbon in the next step. The size, weight and width of the pendant should be taken into consideration.

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    Measure the length of the ribbon by fitting it on yourself.
    The standard pendant sash length is usually ¾ meter. The opening should be enough to insert the ribbon over the head of the person who will wear it.
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    Get the pendant and attach it on the end of the meeting points of the ribbon or lace using the stapler.
    Ideally, the pendant will have a metal ring that you can slide the ribbon through. This should be done before you join the two ends.
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    Staple both ends of the ribbon together.
    It must be stapled properly to be durable. Measure the length of the necklace by trying it on and fitting it on your own neck before you close the sash.
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    Admire your work and your necklace sash is ready.
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Sash Used As A Belt

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    Items needed in making a belt sash are the following:
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    Ribbon the length of your waist or an old belt.
    The width of the sash can vary in size - whether 1 inch or 2 inches. It all depends on the effect you're looking for. Covering an old belt is a good idea because it can be adjusted. This kind of sash is most commonly used for fashion or ethnic costumes.
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    Stapler.
    If you are planning on only wearing the sash once, you can staple the ends of the ribbon closed.
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Dos and Don'ts

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    Always fit the sash on yourself in order to estimate the length and width that fits best.
    If you know the person who will use it then you can assume the length depending on their size - whether slim, petite, tall or obese.
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    Make sure a sash for contests compliments the event.
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    Cut both ends of the sash placed starting from shoulder to hips to form a "V" shape to give it more design.
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    Be careful using the scissors to avoid accidents.
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How to make your Own Sash: Sashes are not only for Beauty Queens, they are also for Bachelorette Parties

Whenever people hear the term, sash, what comes to their mind are beauty queens, beauty pageants, and official titleholders. Nowadays, there are a lot of women who use a sash to spice up their bachelorette parties.

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Highly popular, a bachelorette party is the special night out with the girls for the bride-to-be. The focus is on the bride.

It has become a trend for the bride-to-be to wear a sash during her bachelorette party. Because of the sash, the bride truly becomes the center of attention. As a matter of fact, even if the women go bar hopping, the bride can wear the sash throughout the night announcing her impending nuptials. The majority of bachelorette sashes are made by the best friends of the bride, or her closest friends.

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If you want to make your about �"to-be-married friend happy at the bachelorette party, you should continue reading. Below you'll find the easiest DIY ways to make a bachelorette sash. So why purchase a sash, if it's possible to make one conveniently, and include your own personal touches.

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The Materials Needed for the Bachelorette Sash

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    The preferred Satin Ribbon, approximately 3 to 4 inches in width.
    The length needs to be a minimum 1.5 yards.
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    Clear Nail Polish
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    Scissors
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    Pencil
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    Letters, which can be printed by the creator
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    Black Marker
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    White Glue
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    Small Bowl
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    Glitter Dust
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    Safety pin
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    Additional embellishments if there's any, such as artificial flowers, beads or feathers.
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The Bachelorette Sash Making Process

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    Place the Satin ribbon on a table or any flat surface.
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    Cut the edge of the ribbon in V form in order to have V edges.
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    To avoid fraying, brush the edges of the ribbon with clear nail polish
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    Create an outline of the letters that will be placed on the ribbon, or anything you want to add.
    A pencil must be used for the outline.
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    Once the outline has been made, trace it very carefully using permanent marker, in order to make it pop.
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    Put glue in a tiny bowl, and mix glitter in.
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    Transfer the glitter mix to a squeeze bottle.
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    Fill the letters' inner portions with glitter mix.
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    To incorporate the embellishments, use the glitter mix to attach the artificial flowers, beads, or feathers.
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    Place a safety pin on the edges.
    This will secure the bachelorette sash when worn by the bride.
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These simply steps are what it takes to craft a stunning bachelorette sash. There is no doubt that the bride will certainly be happy once she sees and wears it. Simple Advice: Ask the bride what she's going to wear to the party. This way you could match the embellishments of the sash with her outfit. Traditionally, bride-to-be sashes are white or pink.

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Tips

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    Color of the sash needed should jive with who will wear it.
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Here Are Some Traditional Colors Available For Men

  • Red
  • Blue
  • Green
  • White
  • Black

Here Are Some Traditional Colors Available For Women

  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Violet
  • Orange
  • Silver

Questions and Answers

Where can I buy neck ribbons and sashes for military?

You can purchase these items on base at what is known as a PX. These stores on base, contain all the items you need to create a sash on your own.

Also, you can visit a local Military Surplus store to get all of these items. If you want to purchase these items online you can visit www.ebay.com.

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Can a good looking sash made out of ribbon for a boy?

Yes, a ribbon can make a good looking sash for boys, but the color of the ribbon must be a masculine color like blue, green or darker shades. You may also use white, black and gray as the color of the sash. Choose the color that suits or blends with the color that you are going to use for the words on the sash. If the color of the sash is white, use a dark color for the words on the sash, perhaps a dark blue. So a white sash with dark blue writing looks good and masculine. You may also try dark green sash and yellow for the words or pins on the sash. A dark red sash with white words or pins look good as well. So go for either a dark-colored sash with light lettering or pins, or a light-colored sash with dark lettering or pins.

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Yes, but the color of the sash must be a color for boys like blue and green, so when they wear it, it looks like a guy's thing, and makes the boy feel cool. If the sash is blue or green or a dark color, the writing on it must be a light color like white. If the sash is a dark color the writings on it must be a dark color.

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I have a problem regarding Sash Material?

I want to make my sash from Chart Paper because tomorrow is Marine Day and our teacher told us to make it from this material

You could make the sash out of paper for a project or costume. The paper may not be long enough but you could use glue or staples to attach sections together until you have the right length.

See more questions like this: HOW TO MAKE SASH USING SIMPLE MATERIALS?

I want to make a sash with the words "SRUTHI, India, MISS UNIVERSE.

Please give me details whether the contestant's name should be on the sash.

A location, event or official title is what is commonly used for phrasing on a sash. You could add a name if you want to honor the person,

How can I make a sash for my pageant?

Because our pageant will be on March 5 2015

The steps for making a sash are mentioned above in this article.

Yes, I'm entering a pageant, what and how should I make a beautiful sash?

How do I make a pageant sash a beautiful one? I have tried: With nothing I just want to know the materials needed

You could add glitter or lace to embellish your sash. Using satin ribbon also makes a sash stand out. Beadwork takes time but will make your sash look professional.

I want to make a sash for a co worker.

It needs to say, "Most Environmentally Friendly". I have tried: Nothing

Follow the steps above on how to make a sash. Your phrasing is a long one, so make sure to adjust the size of the letters so that the words fall across the front of the torso.

How can I make a homecoming sash?

Is it best to make this type of sash out of satin?. I think it was caused by: My sister has asked me to make a homecoming sash for her.

Satin or ribbon is common. If the sash will be worn outdoors for a sporting event like the homecoming football game, you will want to use ribbon instead of satin in case there is wet weather.

How to round lines in a small ball?

I want to make rounds of lines out of a small ball.

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How do I make a sash pin out of a plastic gear or nut?

Is there a way I can make a sash pin out of a large plastic gear or nut? It's for a robotics team. I have tried: Not much yet. I've just been searching around the World Wide Web. I think it was caused by: We aren't quite sure of the mechanism of a sash pin or how they fit together.

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How do I make beautiful sashes for my sisters weekend with my sisters?

I've never made them before & can't afford to order them. I have tried: Little ribbons but I'm worried how it will look on a big ribbon

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How do you cut sash to form v on ends?

Show ends of sash and how to cut them to form the v you said should be on end of sash. I have tried: Cut ends 45 angle and it just seem to lay right or look right. I think it was caused by: The way I cut the ends

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