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DIY Bridal Sash PDF Print
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

For the past wedding season, belted wedding dresses have been a huge trend. Ornate belts can add a touch of glamour and detail to a relatively simple gown and having something tied around your waist also accentuates your figure! While some gowns have belts built in, I always love a touch of personalization and wanted to show you how easy it is to make your own. Read on for the full tutorial:

 

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What you'll need:
- satin fabric
- sheet of felt
- lace or ribbon for belt
- metal, glass or pearl beads
- candle
- needle and thread
- scissors

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First take your satin and cut a bunch of circles. Make each circle smaller than the last and don't worry about cutting them perfect at all, they can be a total mess because they deform a bit anyway!

 

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Light your candle. Take each individual circle of satin and hold it a few centimeters away from the flame and basically burn the edges. Be careful with the flame because if you get too close, the satin will catch on fire. My fabric caught fire multiple times but I just blew it out & it just singed the edges a bit. Do this with each of your fabric circles and stack them atop each other in size order.

 

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Use your needle and thread and attach all of the layers together. Affix a small cluster of beads in the center to add some glamour and shine :) I went with a mix of silver, glass and pearl beads. Repeat the above steps until you've made enough flowers for your sash. I made five flowers in total.

 

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Cut your felt into an oval shaped pad. Then sew each of your flowers onto the felt. If the felt pad was too large, just trim the excess off the edges.

 

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Then take the completed cluster of flowers and sew the entire pad onto a long strip of lace or ribbon. Make sure the ribbon is long enough so that you can tie a pretty bow on your back with it & you're done!

You can instantly add glamour and a beautiful DIY touch to a simple gown!

xo Sylvia

All photos by Sylvia and Samantha

 

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