DIY Wedding Leg Garter (Handmade)

A leg garter is a must-have on your wedding day. Wearing and throwing a garter at your own wedding is an honored tradition. You can now buy ready made leg garters in the mall but I prefer it custom-made based on my motif color, royal blue!

This can be done in just an hour!

white lace
royal blue ribbon (or any colorย you want)
royal blue thread (should be in the same with your ribbon)
safety pins
tape measure


How to do it:
  1. Determine the length of your lace, ribbon and garter by measuring the length of your leg where you want to wear your garter.
  2. Measure the circumference of your leg, and add 1/2 of that length to the original measurement. For


    my leg measures 14 inches and I added 7 inches so the length of my lace and ribbon will be 21 inches.
  3. For the garter, cut off 2 1/2 inch from the circumference of your leg. So in my case, it’s 11 1/2 inches.
  4. Start sewing the ribbon on top of your lace. Stitch it as neat as you can showing only a dot portion of the thread on the outside (of the ribbon) so it doesn’t show that much.
  5. Repeat sewing the lower edge of the ribbon on your lace.
  6. Now you are ready to insert the garter! Pin the other end of your garter at the opening of your lace. This will help you not lose the end whileย inserting the garter.
  7. On the other end of your garter, put a safety pin. This will make inserting easier.
  8. Start inserting the safety pin and gather the lace up as you go.
  9. Once you are done, pin the other end just like you did to the other end.
  10. Sew both ends of the lace, making sure the garter stays in place.
  11. Sew the ends together and you’re done!