Winter has struck again. What? I know! I was out mowing less than a week ago and now I am back indoors. I decided to make the most of today and do a little catch up on wedding stuff. This project was made with stuff on hand, except for the bling beads which were purchased at Michael's. They wanted my first born but I was able to use a 40 % off coupon and keep my kin. This was a day in front of my sewing machine. We have a love-hate relationship. I feel like I will turn into The Incredible Hulk while kapowing with my machine. That's the hate part. I love it when I can walk away, yes just walk away. But today, was a very stress free day. In fact I was able to sew the last flower girl dress too. I will post that next week. So I will continue with my stress free, laid back day and just say it with pictures.
I made two. One for tossing and one for a keepsake.
|I cut the length of the fabric piece 1 yard?? (I think) by 2 1/2 inches wide. My elastic was 1". The second garter is made with 1 1/2" elastic. This measurement is for your elastic, 2 side stitches, and seam allowance. Fold in half and press or pin.|
|Sew with right sides together and turn right side out.|
|Press the seam to the center.|
|Add the lace. It was cut to the same length of the tube.|
|I sewed the top and bottom edge of the fabric to the lace.|
|Tuck one end into the other and stitch closed.|
|Add a bow and, I used a bead but you could use a tiny silk flower to add some bling.|
|Turning the tube right side out.|
|While pulling elastic, I secured the other end to the fabric so I didn't pull it through and have to start again........... (Just avoiding a Hulk Moment)|
|Made my little bows|
|I hand sewed the bows to the fabric. I was unsure of using hot glue and didn't want the bling to fall off.|
|Hope she likes them!|
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