Okay, so on to the DIY project.
My pageant started on a Thursday night and with it being a weekday, my husband and I decided we did not want our our daughter to miss school for a pageant. What kind of example would I be if I allowed that to happen?! Needless to say she was a bit bummed about not being able to go.
My mother also decided to take time out of her busy schedule to travel and help me get things together. My mom is such a great sound board when it comes to organizing my thoughts.
I thought it would be great if I could give them something to show my appreciation so I came up with personalized sashes!
My photos are not very good. I was attempting to quickly make the sashes while my daughter was at a wrestling seminar. As a result, the photos are not the best.
This was a fairly easy project. Your supplies are as follows:
1. 3'' White Ribbon (if you can find 4''
3. 3/4'' iron on hemming tape
4. 1'' color ribbon
6. Velcro tabs
7. Iron and Ironing board
Step 1: Cut your wide and two strips of your 3/4 width ribbon based on the length below.
Step 5: Repeat on other side of wide ribbon.
Step 6: Now you want to add your lettering. I chose the iron on black felted lettering (not athletic). Cut your letters out. Tip: make sure to leave a uniformed amount of space at the bottom of each letter so that you can ensure that the letters as you have placed them are as straight as possible. Iron the paper side of each letter and let it cool. Flip the ribbon over and repeat on the other side.
Step 7: Let the letters cool and peel the paper off. This is what you will get.
Step 8: Fold the ends of the sash under and use more iron on tape to secure for a clean edge. Use velcro tabs to keep the ends together. I don't have a picture of this. I used snap closures but I do not suggest this for you. The ribbon is very delicate and my heart stops every time I try to open and close it for fear that it may rip.
This is a very easy project and I hope it turns out well for you too!