(Closed) Just DIYed my own garter. Does it look fine?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would put something around the elastic so that way you dont have that on your skin it might irritate you.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@katy13:  I would wrap the elastic in a quickly made sheath of satin material. You can usually buy very cheap ends of this.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think it looks great! Kudos for DIY-ing it!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@katy13:  I did terrible in sewing class so I’m likely not your best bee to come to for any advice! To my knowledge you need to take a piece of satin (a little more than twice the width of the elastic and twice the length), fold it in half (shiny side in), sew it down the length of it (to make a tube out of it), turn it inside out (so the shiny side is out now), thread the elastic into it (there are these big eyed needles with little balls on the end for this…or else you can somewhat poke it through with a narrow stick really), then hand sew the seam of the satin shut to make a gathered sheath around the elastic. After that you can sew your lace on the outside of it.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@katy13:  I would maybe add a second ruffle (maybe a solid ribbon) behind the lace so that the elastic isn’t showing through. Right now it looks a bit unfinished. Other than that, I think you’re off to a good start!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think it looks great !

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@katy13:  Okay I could never do this, so props to you, but I think you should add lace to the other side or more lace or something. IDK if that is a helpful description. 

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