Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wedding Garters

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.

Insert elastic

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.

Garter #2

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!