DIY Garter Tutorial with Victorian Lace
As I alluded to in my last post, I decided to create a DIY garter to use for the garter toss. Yes, we will be doing the bouquet and garter tosses, another tradition that we decided to include, because…well, we have lots of unmarried friends, and they’re fun! The tosses have been done at almost every wedding I’ve attended, so I thought we might as well do them, too.
So on our wedding day I will be wearing my old blue garter as my something blue, and this new one which will be tossed. And for about $10 of materials from the fabric store (purchased during a sale, yay!), I’d say this DIY garter turned out pretty nicely!
The following is my little tutorial on the steps I took to make this garter. I know there have been several tutorials, such as the ones by Miss Poodle and Mrs. Peach, but they were all a bit different, so I thought I’d chime in with my two cents. I tend to use the “fake it until you make it” approach to sewing, but who knows, maybe this will help someone out!
- several types of lace
(photographed on top of my sweet new purple laptop!)