Post # 1
I was just wondering if anyone out there opted to DIY their chair sashes. I’ve been perusing the boards, but haven’t found anything to that extent. I want to get an idea of the experience and if it actually can save any $$.
Post # 3
Depends on how many guests you have. If it’s more than 50, the only way I’d recommend DIY-ing the sashes is if you’re going with cotton fabric that you can use pinking shears on. Here’s why:
Renting chair sashes is probably no more than $3 each.
If you’re going to be hemming your sashes, that’s two long edges each, probably at least 5 feet per edge. Figure another 2 feet (generous) for the short edges. So almost 12 feet of hemming per sash. Even with hem tape, that’s a lot of ironing to be doing when you multiply by however many guests you have. I did 24 table runners at 8′ long each, and I was SO sick of ironing by the time I was done.
If you’re using cotton fabric you can just cut it with pinking shears, no hem required. And cotton’s cheap. So possibly worth it. But otherwise, just rent them or do without. Your time is worth more than the money you’d be saving.
Post # 4
Though my is an expert on the sewing machine, it would be way too time consuming. Instead, I looked high and low to find the best deal in town at $2 for each (chair covers, sash and setup and take down). I think for that price, it was worth the headache.
Post # 6
The only way I’d consider diy-ing chair sashes is with tulle – no hemming, just cutting and they can look decent. You can buy 150-yard bolts in all colors on eBay.
Post # 7
I saw some premade chair sashes in downtown LA this past weekend and I think they were only $1-$2. If you’re in LA, you might want to check it out.
Post # 8
I want to ressurect this one, anybody DIY the chair covers? I can get chair sashes for $60.00 for 100 from China. Anybody think they can be DIY’ed for less than that?
Post # 9
I bought sashes for my daughter’s wedding from http://www.weddinglinensdirect.com and I just checked their site for prices. The satin sashes come in 50 colors and are currently on sale for 89cents. The organza sashes come in 41 colors and are currently on sale for 59 cents each. I don’t think it is worth the time or money to find fabric and make them yourself. (Of course, shipping is extra, I wish I had ordered extras the first time, because we ended up buying more overlays to sew our own napkins, and also needed a few more pieces, because we ended up inviting about 15 more people to the wedding, than I originally thought we would.) I ended up washing them and selling them after I used them too. 🙂