How to Make Chair Sashes

    by Sharon Sweeny

    About the Author

    Sharon Sweeny has a college degree in general studies and worked as an administrative and legal assistant for 20 years before becoming a professional writer in 2008. She specializes in writing about home improvement, self-sufficient lifestyles and gardening.


    Chair sashes make a striking impression in formal reception halls and in your own home. These versatile, easy-to-install accents can brighten up chairs set up for indoor and outdoor functions. You can use a range of sheer fabrics, including tulle and organza, or ribbon to make them. Mix and match sash colors for formal events such as weddings, anniversaries, Bat Mitzvahs and quinceaneras.

    Things You'll Need

    • Sheer fabric
    • Extra-wide ribbon
    • Scissors
    • Fresh or silk flowers

    Cut 12-by-36 inch wide strips down the length of a yard of sheer fabric to create a sash; you'll get three full strips out of 45-inch-wide fabric. If you use ribbon, cut it into 36-inch lengths.

    Center a sash around the top of a chair back and wrap it around the back. Tie the sash into a bow and adjust it so that it's centered. Insert a single flower, or other item of significance, into the bow of each chair sash.

    Alternatively, tie the chair sashes toward the middle of the chair backs, or directly above seat level. Each position gives a slightly different look.

    • Avoid using thick or prickly fabric to make sashes as these may cause discomfort to guests when they sit on the chairs.


    • The Wedding Book; Mindy Weiss