How to Make a Beautiful Bridal Gartercomments (8) May 6th, 2009
Call me a glutton for punishment, but I love the idea of a DIY wedding. One of my dear friends is getting married in the fall, and every example she has sent me has be met by a resounding, "Oh! We can make that for so much less!" Because she's doing this wedding on a super-tight budget and because she indulges my vicarious thrills, she's let me get my craft on big time for her coming day. This project is quick and easy and a beautiful way to add a personal touch to your favorite bride's ensemble.
Want to make it?
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Here's what you'll need:
- Ribbon (I used grosgrain): 3-1/2 yards of 1-1/2-inch-wide ribbon for a medium-sized garter, and 1 yard of 5/8-inch-wide ribbon
- Fray Check
- Needle and thread
- Quick-drying fabric glue (I used Fabri-Tac)
- Sewing machine
- 3/4-inch-wide elastic
- Accent, button, or decoration (I embroidered a button following the steps from this post)
Before you begin, you'll have to figure out what size to make your garter. Since you're working with elastic, there's a bit of wiggle room, but if your bride is a different size than you are, you might want to ask for her thigh measurement to make sure it fits. Once you have your measurements, cut your ribbon.
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