DIY Bachelorette Sash

Yet again, there have already been a few weekends this year that I wished it didn’t take a 20-hour travel day to get to the US West Coast. Had it been the usual 2 hour flight from SF to Las Vegas, I would have been at Colette’s Bachelorette party in a heartbeat. I was sad I couldn’t make it, but figured I could send a little something special for the bride-to-be. Plus I wanted to remind my friends that I do exist all the way over here in Switzerland and wish I could be there. I considered sending a glass statue of the infamous bachelorette party mascot that I found, but I worried about it arriving safely in one piece. I ended up going the more PG route.

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Enter the Bachelorette sash.

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The sash is pretty much the highlight of the outfit as a Bachelorette, so it better be cute! Have some bachelorettes in your life? I suggest skipping the cheap and cheesy sashes for a still cheap, yet classy and personalized one. Well, you can make it cheesy too, just make sure it’s her kind of cheesy. 

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  • 1 foot width of Black or white satin material, at least 45 inches length but 60 inches is better
  • String of sequins, 2 times the length
  • Beads
  • Iron on letters (or iron on paper that you can cut out letters)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine (or needle and thread)

Fold the material in half, lengthwise like a tube, and the shiny material on the inside. Sew a straight line all the way down the tube on the edge, about 1/2-1 inch seam. Iron the whole tube so that the seam is in the middle of the sash. Now turn your tube inside out so you can see the satin side. 

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Stitch up the bottom at an angle. 

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Now decorate! Iron on some letters, sew on some sequins, and personalize it with their name.

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Especially if her name just so happens to rhyme with Bachelorette. 

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It turns out that this sash is incredibly versatile. It easily transforms from day to night…

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and pool to club! 

A note to my friends: Hold your wedding and subsequent fun activities off while I live in Switzerland a little longer, mmk? 

Mmk. Thanks. 

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