easy burlap chair sashes

Easy Burlap Chair Sashes

Make perfect burlap chair sashes in just minutes! So easy!I just love how these turned out!  The really make wedding chairs look extra special.  Just adding the sash can make a simple wedding venue look AMAZING!!!  They are super easy to make as well.  Here's how I did it:

burlap chair sashes


Materials you'll need:

  1. Burlap by the yard
  2. Scissors
  3. Thread in a matching color
  4. Serger or sewing machine
  5. Jute String

I have a special way of tying them because they are so bulky.  I'll get to that later.  But here's a tip...you'll need some jute string so, put it on your list too. 🙂

burlap chair sashes

I've included a link to the product I purchased.  (100-yard roll)

Here's the jute string link.

I cut the burlap into 90" lengths.  You can adjust the length of your sashes to fit your specific char.  I used a white folding event chair for my measurement.  The sashes won't be tied into a bow so this length will put these sashes hanging on the floor. That means I can get approximately 40 chair sashes from each roll. When I calculate the shipping that's under $2 per chair sash. (That is including the shipping on two rolls so it would make about 80 sashes.)   Pretty great, right?

burlap chair sash

FYI-Cutting and surging this project is really messy!

Now you're ready to finish the edge.  I used my serger sewing machine with beige thread. I surged all sides and then clipped by threads. You can use a regular sewing machine on a wide zig-zag stitch.  Keep the stitch length somewhat close together to prevent the burlap from unraveling.

Burlap Chair sash - serger

Burlap Chair sash -serger

Here's a quick video showing how I turned the corners.


Now let's tie them!  Simply place the sash around the chair and cross in back.  Use an 18" length of jute twine to tie the sash where they cross. I tied a tight knot in the jute twine so it wouldn't slip.  For an added special touch you can tie springs of lavender, baby's breath or flowers in the jute twine before tying a bow. Tip...use tried flowers to prevent wilting on your special day.  They stay perky and the color doesn't fade.  Baby's breath is pretty hearty so you could use it fresh.

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burlap chair sash

That's it!  So easy right?  I guarantee that it will make a big impact on your event.

Tip!  This width and length also make a great table runner.  It's more narrow than most runners and that's why I like it.  It allows more room for your table setting on rectangle dining tables.  I've also used them as tie backs, on mantles, buffets, entertainment consoles and couch tables.  So many uses!

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