:: Hmong Sash ::
Happy Friday, everyone! Today, I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make a Hmong sash. I have a variety of sashes, traditional and modern. Some wrap around multiple times others just once. Some tied or pinned.
I made a modern sash but instead of the flat ends or tails, I wanted a gathered look in the back. Basically I wanted it to look like I was wearing two sashes that are tied but I didn’t want a knot in the back. This method allows me to take out the bulk.
:: Materials ::
Blue Sequin Fabric
Blue Chiffon Fabric
: Instructions ::
- For the waistband, cut the sequin fabric into a 54 inch by 8.75 inch rectangle.
- Iron interface onto the wrong side of the fabric and leave a 3/8 inseam.
- Fold the waistband in half lengthwise and fold 3/8 of the top and bottom in.
- Cut 2 smaller rectangles from the sequin fabric and 2 smaller rectangles from the chiffon fabric.
- Hem the 3 edges and leave about an inch from the top of each rectangle.
- Gather the top of each rectangle.
- Place inside of of waistband and pin into place.
(Note: The waist band is the same color as the sequin tails, the lighting when I took the photo made it look kind of off)
- Sew the sides and bottom of waistband
TIP: When working with this sequin fabric, make sure to use the slowest setting on your sewing machine. The sequins are glued onto the mesh so as the needle goes through the sequins it can get really hot and gummy. So work slow, use a longer stitch setting, and clean the needle often.
Thank you for reading my tutorial on how to make a Hmong sash! You can change the the dimensions based on your own measurements. I usually position the tails on the sash so that when wrapped around my waist, the end of the waistband ends on my side. This allows me to hide the end and then the sash looks pretty from the front and back! If I wear a hlab nyiaj on top it also hides it as well.