Custom Sash

05-dreamkillerOne of the best things about sewing is that every once in awhile, I get to make something ‘different’. Last weekend, my friend’s daughter called me up and asked if I could make her a sash as a gag gift for her favorite teacher. She had checked a few online stores, but not only were custom sashes expensive, but the turn around time was pretty slow…. so of course, I said ‘yes’.

I’m going to admit, I took the really easy way out of this. I purchased wide (3″) satin ribbon (found in the ‘bridal isle’ of the store) and used iron-on lettering to make this project. I cut a length ribbon on the diagonal and used a french seam to finish it off. Then I ironed on the wording that she requested (“dream killer”). In ¬†hindsight, I wish I had a solid lettering to make this so it was easier to read – unfortunately they didn’t have a font style that worked (most were way too thin) so I went with the zebra print. This whole project took a total of 30 minutes to make, teaching me that I never have to buy a store bought sash for a fun event ever again!