Here is an easy project you can make in just a few minutes for the bride. Our garter can be made up in the wedding party colors if you wish. Is there a wedding in your spring or summer schedule. If so, then a million small details need to be looked after. The bride's gown is always one of the first things to be decided upon. Fabric, lace, notions, a veil, fittings etc. It is enough to make you dizzy. Once the dress is decided upon, there is usually enough fabric left over to make a nice little ringbearer pillow, garter and maybe scrunchies for the attendants hair. The bride's garter is easily made from left over fabric and lace. Here is a super simple version.
1. Measure the bride's thigh and cut elastic 2" - 3" shorter.
2. Cut a strip of bridal fabric about 3 times longer than the elastic and about 4" wide.
3. Fold strip in half and press with warm iron.
4. Lay fabric strip flat, stitch lace using press mark as your guide. I did this with contrasting lace and thread so you can see.
5. Serge two long edges or turn raw edges under 1/4" and press.
6. Stitch two long edges together.
7. Thread elastic thru casing and stitch ends together securely.
Mary Wilkins has three grown children and six perfect grandchildren. Completely self taught, she has been sewing, and crafting for over 30 years. Her website http://www.sew-whats-new.com has been recognized in many sewing magazines and newsletters alike.
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