I handmade a garter in May as a gift for a special friend for her wedding day. I thought I’d share with you how to make a bridal garter so that you can make your own or give a garter as a gift. Making your own garter is really easy and the materials you need are very cost effective and work out much cheaper than buying a garter. Making your own bridal garter enables you to choose the type of lace, colour of the ribbon and any embellishments you want to add. I designed this garter to be made using the lace you can see below, a light blue ribbon and thin blue and white striped ribbon to make some bows for decoration. The garter is a great as the bride’s ‘something blue’ for her special day.
What you need to make a bridal garter:
– Lace – I chose to use lace that had one flat side and doubled it up by joining it together. If you can find wide lace you could use this instead
– Blue ribbon
– Elastic – this needs to be a thinner width than the blue ribbon you have selected
– Blue and white striped thin ribbon to make bows
– Matching blue thread
Follow these instructions so you can make your own bridal garter: