Sash and Dash Tutorial
Hey, I've been sewing–I even made more patterns than we can fit in the summer Knitcircus!
So here's a pic of my lovely SIL modeling the Sash, and a recipe for you to make one for yourself.
Sash and Dash:
Jeans are great, and when you want to look a little more
put-together or romantic, this sash dresses them right up.
Size: Every size.
Cotton broadcloth: ¼ yard ; fabric shown is ‘Swell’ by Urban
Chiks for Moda
Lightweight iron-on interfacing: ¼ yard.
Measuring tape or ruler
Measure your waist (for this
design, the waist is defined as wherever you intend to tie the sash) and
then add 8 inches to each side, for 16” total.
For example: my waist is 36 inches; 36+16=52”.
Cut the sash piece: cut 1 piece
from fabric, 4” wide and your total length from #1 long. Mine was 4”x 52”.
If you’d like you can use multiple pieces: allow ½” seam allowance on each
end to be sewn. Pin pieces right sides together, sew ½” seams and press
open. Measure to make sure the final piece is the correct length.
- Cut interfacing—one piece= 4”x
Your Total Length
- Fuse to fabric piece following the
instructions on interfacing. Generally, a medium-hot iron (no steam) with
smooth movement applied over each area for approximately 15 seconds does
- Make center line: fold wrong sides
together and line up long edges. Press.
- Mark diagonals: measure 1.5 inches
from the end of the short edge; using a dressmaker’s pencil, mark both
left and right sides. Use ruler to
draw line between center crease and mark. Cut along lines to form arrow
shape. Repeat on opposite end.
- Sew diagonals: fold short end with
right sides together, pin. Sew ½” seam, trim to ¼”. Repeat on other short
end of tie.
- Turn right-side out; use closed
end of scissors to push out points if needed.
right side facing out, fold and press ½” of fabric to the inside, folding
so that both sides are evenly turned under. Press and pin in place.
- Edge stitch ¼” along this edge,
removing pins as you sew. Continue
to edge stitch around the whole piece.
Clip thread ends.