Wedding Garter - Classic Sewing

By Peggy Dilbone

Is there anything more perfect for the “something blue” than an exquisite handmade garter for the lucky bride? This wedding garter is blue silk satin ribbon trimmed with French edging lace and accented with a ribbon and lace rosette. The garter is a feminine accessory for any classic bridal trousseau. A tip from the designer, Peggy Dilbone, “The heading contains several threads one of which can be used for gathering. I always use the very top thread, the one that forms the tiny scallop in the heading, as my gathering thread.” Listed below are the supplies youll need for this fun project! To learn how to make this garter in our Summer 2016 Issue. 


11/8 yards of 5/8″ blue silk satin ribbon

11/8 yards of 1″ blue silk satin ribbon

11/2 yards of 1/8″ blue silk satin ribbon

5 yards of 5/8″ edging lace

1/2 yard of 1/4″ to 3/8″ elastic

Lightweight thread to match lace

Polyester sewing thread

70/10 universal needle

Hand sewing needle

Small safety pin or bodkin for elastic


Learn how to make this beautiful garter in our Summer 2016 Issue