DIY Details | How to tie a perfect sash bow
I know what you’re thinking… tying a sash bow is not rocket science. And I would have to agree. If a girl can tie a pretty ribbon in her hair, her shoe laces (does the “bunny ears” method bring back memories?) or a big giant red bow around a birthday gift to her BFF, surely she can tie a sash bow. Correct-o!
But I decided to create this video not to share tips with you on how to suck eggs, but I’ve had a number of brides ask me how to make their sash bows look wedding-day worthy. I must admit, I never really thought about how to tie a bow. Like most things, it just came naturally to me like riding a bike, finding my way around a fabric store or finding my shoe size in a shoe sale. But being the details obsessed person I am, I completely understood what the questions were about. They weren’t about how to wrap a ribbon around your waist and tie it in a knot, apron-style… it was about how to make the bows look consistent, super cute and picture-perfect for the biggest day of a girl’s life. As one of the final detail in your otherwise meticulously styled day, your sash belt (and that of your bridesmaids) should perfectly match the occasion.
I love a simple silk belt as much as a heavily embellished statement one. I think both styles can be the perfect finishing touch depending on the dress and the bride-to-be of course. Often I find that simple is best especially if the dress is heavily embellished or features a heavy lace or dramatic structural details.
The tips and instructions in the video can be used on belts of all widths and types. Big ones, narrow ones, ones with polka dots and also fabrics of all kinds including tulles, organzas, satins and my favourite… silk.
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If you know someone who’s planning their wedding and will be wearing a sash belt on their big day, please feel free to share this video with them!