If your worrying about what to wear on a hen party then you know that one part of all good hen groups is a sash. Usually worn by the bride-to-be it helps separate her from the rest of the group and lets people who aren’t part of the group on your pub crawl know, that a hen party is underway! Best avoid unless you want to party hard!
Sashes are a regular occurrence on many girls only outings, not just hens, but this is its most famous version. It is reminiscent of not only old-fashioned tradition, but also those beauty pageant from America.
As a fashion statement sashes come in many forms and sizes and depending on what type of hen and wedding you have. If you make a sash yourself you can perfectly personalise it to your needs. Sure, you could buy a sash from a shop but is that what you really want? To look like every other hen?
We suggest you have a go making your own. Don’t worry if you don’t know how, we have put together this useful guide in how to make your own.
Here is what you will need to make your own:
First take your ribbon and fold it in half. Make sure it is perfectly aligned before pinning the fabric in place. Measure and mark 1.5” down one side of the ribbon. Then draw a diagonal line to the top of the creased corner. Sew along this line to create a join and then cut away the excess material. You should be left with a neat diagonal join that will sit nicely on a shoulder.
Get your personalised iron on letters. These are super easy to use but if you have a great drawing hand feel free to attempt calligraphy with paint or a marker. For the rest of us non-Picasso’s we could either get a lesson in drawing, or in this case, iron-on-letters will do. Follow the manufacturers instruction, it will be super easy and give the sash a professional finish.
Drape the sash over your shoulder to size it and see where it should naturally connect at the bottom. Pin where the two sides of ribbon join. Draw a perpendicular line that joins where the two side of ribbon meet. Sew along this line and once again cut away the excess material.
If you think you can make it but are struggling for ideas on how to design the perfect one for your group, here are a few suggestions of the type of sash you could make.
If you want to give you sash a touch of individuality get some tassel trim from an art store and sew that around the edges.
If you feel up to it and can make a sash for every hen, then you can give your group a sense of uniform. Make sure you make the brides a different colour from the rest. She must stand out after all.
When you have finished pack it up nicely into a parcel box so that you can give it to the bride as a gift and the rest of the girls can watch the big unveiling!
Personalise the words on the sash to make it that more individual. Use the brides nickname or maybe writer her husband’s surname on the sash!