Make a sash commemorating the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial! Work alongside volunteers from the Indiana Historical Costume Society as they guide you step-by-step in the sash making process. For
Make a sash commemorating the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial! Work alongside volunteers from the Indiana Historical Costume Society as they guide you step-by-step in the sash making process.
For the health & safety of others, this workshop will be offered virtually. To register, visit https://bit.ly/JulySashWorkshop.
Support for programming commemorating the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial in Monroe County is provided by Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Below is a list of needed materials, including several options for making your sash. Please have your materials on hand and ready to go at the time of the class. There are some premade material kits available at the History Center for pick up.
We recommend using materials you have on hand where ever possible rather than going out to purchase them. Historically suffragist sashes were not completely uniform, so don’t worry about having exact matches for the materials on the list.
At least ¼ yd Yellow Fabric – Joann Fabrics Kona Cotton Solids in “Sunny” is recommended
At least ¼ yd Purple Fabric – Joann Fabrics Country Classics Cotton in “Parachute Purple” is recommended
At least ¼ yd White Fabric – the more opaque the better, but if yours is fairly sheer you’ll also need
Iron-on interfacing (optional – cotton preferred)
You’ll need to be able to cut two 30” long pieces or one 60” long piece by about 4” wide so you can either use ¼ yard or larger pieces of fabrics/other remnants or buy 2-yard lengths and have enough to make quite a few sashes in one go. Be sure to prewash your fabrics if you ever plan to wash your sash.
60” of 2- 2 ½ ” wide smooth satin ribbon in white
60” of 1-1 ½ ” wide smooth satin or grosgrain ribbon in Purple
60” of 1-1 ½ ” wide smooth satin or grosgrain ribbon in Golden Yellow
Black Fabric Pen/marker, Sharpie, or Fabric Paint & Brushes
A bright Light Source for tracing
Sewing Machine (or needles and thread for handsewing)
Matching Thread for fabrics/Ribbons
Suffragette PDF lettering printout available here courtesy of @sewstine
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monroe County History Center
202 E 6th Street