Fabric

Embellished Garters

By  Mary Ayres 

size: adult

Materials

  • FOR ALL:
  • Purchased white bridal garter
  • White thread
  • GREEN BOW:
  • Lime green satin ribbon, 7/8”, 1/2 yd.
  • Pearl button with shank, 3/4”
  • PINK TULLE & CHARM:
  • Metal cross charm with eyelet
  • Bright pink tulle, 3”x6”
  • Pink satin ribbon, 1/4”, 1/4 yd.
  • Clear crystal or rhinestone, 3/16”
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • LAVENDER BOW:
  • Lavender satin ribbon, 5/8”, 3/8 yd.
  • Lavender bridal flower, 1”
  • Pinking shears
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • BROWN CRYSTAL BOW:
  • Sheer brown ribbon, 1-1/4”, 1/4 yd.
  • Crystal Innovations Metal Closure (Swarovski)
  • Clear crystals or rhinestones, 3/16”, two
  • BLUE MONOGRAMMED:
  • Lt. blue cotton fabric scrap
  • Silver glass seed beads, 10/0
  • Med. blue embroidery floss
  • White pearl cotton

Tools

  • PINK TULLE & LAVENDER BOW:
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • BROWN CRYSTAL BOW:
  • Pinking shears
  • BLUE MONOGRAMMED:
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Bead thread
  • Embroidery and sewing needles
  • Lavender Bow
  • 1. Tie ribbon bow; trim ends. Sew bow center to garter casing.
  • 2. Glue flower to bow center.
  • Brown Crystal Bow
  • 1. Tie ribbon into loose knot; use pinking shears to trim ends 1" from knot. Glue ribbon center to garter casing.
  • 2. Sew metal closure ends to center of garter ribbon. Glue crystals to ends of metal closure, covering stitches.
  • Blue Monogrammed
  • 1. Transfer initial to fabric. (Note: Script computer font makes great initial pattern.) Use one strand blue floss to embroider initial.
  • 2. Cut 1-3/4" square on an angle around embroidered initial. Cut another 1-3/4" fabric square. Sew squares together with right sides facing, 1/4" from edges, leaving 1" on one side open for turning. Trim corners; turn right side out. Stuff pillow. Hand sew opening closed.
  • 3. Use bead thread and beaded back stitch to sew beads around pillow edge. When finished, insert threaded needle through all beads again for added strength. Knot thread at beginning.

    Beaded Backstitch
  • 4. Tie pearl cotton bow; trim ends. Sew bow to center top of pillow. Sew pillow to garter casing.
  • Pink Tulle & Charm
  • 1. Sew basting stitch through center of 3" side of tulle rectangle. Pull stitches tightly to gather; knot. Sew gathering to casing on garter.
  • 2. Glue crystal to center of cross. Insert ribbon through eyelet on cross; tie bow and trim ends. Sew bow center to center of gathered netting.
  • Green Bow
  • 1. Cut 5-1/2" and 7-1/2" ribbon lengths. Fold ribbon pieces into loops with ends overlapping in center. Place small loop on top of large loop; sew basting stitch through center of both ribbon pieces to join. Pull stitches tightly to gather; knot. Sew gathering to casing on garter.
  • 2. Sew button to center of ribbon loops.