Prom and wedding season are both upon us, and for ladies looking for cost saving DIY alternatives, Lace Heaven is here to help! Creating your own lace garter is much less costly than purchasing a store bought one – and it allows you to design an accessory that matches your gown and style perfectly.
The best part about creating a DIY garter: It only takes four simple steps!
Gather Your Supplies
Before you can get started on this romantic project, you need to choose your lace and embellishments. Stretch lace works best, as it will help to keep the garter from slipping down your leg. Once you have picked and color and style of lace you love, compliment it with a large, elegant applique or an arrangement of delicate, smaller ones.
Other supplies you will need include a needle, thread, pins, scissors and a measuring tape.
To figure out how much lace you need for your garter, measure the circumference of your thigh (exactly where you would like the garter to rest) with your tape measurer. Cut your lace tree inches shorter than the length you measured to ensure a snug fit throughout the celebration.
If you aren’t much of a seamstress, don’t worry. This project only requires a few stitches! Begin by folding the measured lace in half, then pin the short edge together and sew. Now that your garter makes one continuous loop, strengthen the seam by sewing around it in the shape of a rectangle. Click here to see how.
With your garter complete, all that is left to do is add the embellishments. There are endless options to consider, from sequin flowers to organza butterflies. For ladies with more advanced sewing skills, you could even add ribbon that wraps around the length of your garter.
The personalization is what will make this accessory special, so don’t be afraid to think out of the box and create a design that reflects your wedding theme or incorporates the colors in your prom dress.
Shop stretch lace, ribbons and appliques with Lace Heaven, then gather your sewing supplies together and get to work on your one-of-a-kind garter. We can’t wait to see what you create, so don’t forget to share your completed project with us via Facebook.