DIY Garter

Hi Everyone!

I know I have been sharing a lot of wedding things lately.  My plan was to alternate between regular and wedding posts but it is just so easy to post about the wedding because our photographer’s already took all of the pictures!
I decided I wanted to make my own garter just to see how hard it would be and if I could do it.  It ended up being one of the easiest things that I did for the wedding!
I even made two garters so I could keep one and throw one!
Super cute right?!  But also super easy!


  • Lace
  • Elastic
  • Ribbon (blue and white)
  • White thread
I kind of cheated because when I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics they already had the elastic, lace and ribbon sewed together.  It was cheaper than buying it all separately.  If you have that option, take it!


Cut the elastic to the size that you want it.  I suggest putting on some shorts and actually wrapping it around your thigh.  I wrapped it in the store because I had to pay by the yard.  I got a few weird looks but oh well!
Cut the white ribbon longer than your elastic (you will be scrunching the ribbon) and the lace the same size.
Now its time to pull out the sewing machine!
Where you place the elastic and ribbon on the lace (top, center, or bottom) is completely up to you.  Sew the ribbon onto the front of the lace so that they are perfectly aligned and there is no scrunching.  Make sure you sew so that your are doing it on each side of the ribbon.  We don’t want lose ribbon!
Next, sew the elastic onto the back while scrunching up the lace/ribbon.
Finally, sew the two ends of the elastic/lace/ribbon together so the outsides are together.
That’s it, you are done!  I decided to tie a blue bow and then hand sew it onto the front.  I also looked for an L charm but couldn’t find one.

I thought it looked pretty cute the way it was though.  You can decorate it however you want!

What did you do for your garter or what are you going to do?
Happy Crafting,

5 thoughts on “DIY Garter

  1. Alyssa, that's adorable. And a bit private too! Thank you for sharing how to make these with us at the Fine Craft Guild. We love your contribution. A bit of a different DIY! Looking forward to seeing more of your creative adventures!!

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