Cut a piece of elastic the circumference of your thigh. Wrap a piece of elastic around your thigh. Overlap the ends of the elastic by a small amount on each end. Then, cut the elastic to this length. Garter to the Back of Your Skirt (optional) Now that you have your elastic, it’s time to sew it to your skirt. To do this, you’ll need a sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch.
If you don’t already have one, I highly recommend getting one. It will save you a lot of time and frustration later on. You can also use a straight stitch if you prefer, but I find that it doesn’t have the same effect on the fabric.
I also recommend using a seam ripper to remove the excess elastic from the skirt, as this will make it easier for you to cut it off later. Once you’ve sewn it all the way around, pin it in place with the seam allowance on one side, and sew the other side. Make sure to leave about 1/2 in. sides.
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What materials do you need to make a garter?
The materials you will need are elastic, lace or strip of fabric, matching thread, scissors, straight pins, sewing machine and ribbon or whatever else you want. This is a custom piece of clothing. Cut your fabric to the desired size. I cut mine to be about 1/2 inch wider than the length of the ribbon I was going to use.
If you are using a different color of ribbon, you may need to adjust the width of your ribbon to match the color you have chosen. You will also want to make sure that the fabric is not too tight or too loose.
It will be easier to sew if you make it a little looser than it is when you first cut it, but you don’t want it to look like you’re trying to cram it into a tube. Also, be careful not to cut too much fabric or you’ll end up with a bunch of extra fabric that you won’t be able to get out of.
What is the purpose of wearing a garter?
Keeping stockings up was an important purpose of the garters. The bride wore them on her legs. You will see garters as fun accessories, not necessities. Garments can be worn in a variety of ways, depending on what you want to do with them. If you’re going for a more formal look, wear it with a blazer and a tie.
Or, if you don’t feel like dressing up, go for something a little more casual, like a t-shirt, jeans, or a pair of slacks. You can also wear your garment to the gym or the beach. It’s a great way to show off your figure, and it’s also great for showing off a bit of your personality.
How long should the elastic of a garter be?
Take your initial circumference measurement and subtract 2 inches. The length of elastic needs to be cut. I cut mine to about 1/2 inch shorter than my waist measurement. If you have a smaller waist, you may want to cut it a little shorter. You can also use a measuring tape to make sure it’s the right length for your waist.
What does a garter symbolize for a wedding?
Love and luck are what the wedding garter is meant to symbolize. It used to be tied up with notions of virginity and the consummation of marriage in the Middle Ages, but these days it’s more of a fun, lighthearted wedding way to show off the couple’s love for each other.
What is a standard size garter?
The garter girl’s standard wedding garter size will stretch to fit legs that are 14 to 22 inches around. If a bride doesn’t tell me her custom size, the garter will be too small for her, and I will refuse to make it. If you’re not sure what size to order, ask your bridesmaids. They’ll be happy to tell you.