Friday, February 7, 2014

DIY Wedding - Make Your Own Garter Belt

A wedding should be special and unique to the Bride & Groom.  So when I saw the idea for this garter belt I knew my son & his bride needed it.  It was a bit  pricey, so I decided to make it myself.  I am so glad I did.  It turned out great and is extra special.  I know I'll be making a few more of these, since I have 6 boys.  My 3 girls won't be keeping the Ford name so we'll have to come up with something different.  But I'm sure we will!

A garter belt is super easy.  Go to the fabric store.  They sell all kinds of satin and lace elastic.  Pick out your favorite.  Make sure it's long enough to go around your leg plus and extra inch to sew together. 

 It really comes already made like this!

Go around your leg and make it just long enough to be a little snug and a little to overlap.  Pin it here and sew into place with white thread.

Pick out ribbon the color of your wedding or theme.  Since our last name is Ford we went with Ford blue ribbon and some white ribbon. 

Just use a needle and thread and attach your ribbon.  Then tie it in a bow.  Add a little stitch to keep the bow from coming undone.

We wanted a Ford emblem on this one.  We have a wonderful friend with an embroidery machineand she made a patch with the Ford oval.  If you don't have a friend with a machine, look in your local phone book.  There are a lot of embroidery businesses out there.  They should be able to help you come up with something you love.  You could use any kind of charm or patch that represents something unique to your new last name or something special to the bride and groom.

The Finished Product

I made 2, one for the Bride and one for the Groom.  His they get to keep.

We have a great last name  Ford.  It makes for some great projects.  Like the new Mr. & Mrs. Ford driving away in this old Ford.  


  1. This is a really good garter belt that you’ve made. I would like to make one for myself as well before my wedding. I am getting married in one of the Seattle venues. I think self-made things are more personal and special. Thanks for sharing this.

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