Post # 1
We’ve found white poly chair covers, and they’ll need some sort of sash to make sure they don’t slide around too much. I’ve found some chocolate organza sashes for cheap. Sashes tied in bows are not my taste, so I’m planning on pinnning artificial (but nice-looking) gerberas or peonies or something to the sash knot. I saw another bride do this, and it looked great. I’m still not sure if I’m in love with the organza, though.
Anyone have some cheap, out-of-the-box ideas for materials to use for sashes? We are going for a semi-casual, vintage, country feel.
Post # 3
we are buying fabric and making our own!!! SO MUCH CHEAPER!!!!! and plus you can choose the fabric not organza or satin. you can do a colored cotton, or burlap look
Post # 4
@babebabe06: That’s a great idea. If I find fabric that I love for super cheap, I’ll definitely do that!
Post # 6
Ypu can buy burlap that looks like ribbon . Here it is used for a different purpose but you can see what it looks like.
Post # 7
here’s a way of using ribbon instead of sashes. This could take a lot of ribbon though- depending on how many chairs you have to do.
Post # 8
@julies1949: I’ll have to keep an eye out for that!
Post # 9
I’m with you on the not liking bows part, this photo is what I was going to do if I had chair wraps!
Just a note: If you do decide to buy your fabric, check out the prices in the drapery dept at your fabric store. Some of the curtain fabric comes in widths up to 118″. A typical chair sash is about 8″ x 108″, so if your fabric is already 108 or wider, then you can get 4 sashes per meter of fabric.
If your fabric is only, say, 54″ wide, then you have to turn it sideways and buy 3m to get your 108″ length, and you only get 6 sashes from your 3m, compared to 12 sashes of 3m of a wider fabric.