A homemade, pin-up, patchwork flask garter #Fashion DIY#DIY#garter Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Aug 2 2011) Guest post by Rosemeg A friend is getting married this week, and she requested some time ago that I make a garter that can hold a flask. I thought about it for a long time. I Googled. All I found for inspiration were satin and lace and had pockets that snapped. Nothing wrong with that, but my personal aesthetic is a bit more homey. I cut up some fabric and patch worked away. This was my first attempt at improvisational quilting — fun, because it was so tiny that it was not intimidating. I found some pin-up Photoshop brushes and used an iron-on transfer for the center square. I didn't take pictures as I went, so this is not a proper tutorial, but here are some general tips if you'd like to attempt it yourself… I was totally winging it. My engaged friend actually has a pretty narrow flask that would probably be better to strap to one's thigh, but I know she (or at least the future husband — I bet he'd share) has a standard sized flask. Imagine my delight when, not having measured or used a pattern, a standard flask fit like a glove! While I didn't document the patchwork process, I can tell you that the bag size was about 5 1/4 inch square, stitched together with 1/4" seam allowance, and it fits the flask perfectly width-wise. If you make one, it might make sense to make it a bit longer — closer to seven inches — if you want the entire flask to slide into the bag. Related Post Laura & David's DIY hippie geeky wedding You know the saying, "They broke the mould when they made you" often applies to Offbeat Brides. DIY, tattoos, petals, suspenders, outdoors, love, this wedding... Read more I hummed and hawed about how to attach the pocket to the garter. In the end, I simply made an outer pocket, put some buttonholes in the back panel, and threaded the garter through: And voila! Filled with booze, it might require a proper garter belt to stay put and withstand the weight. Empty, it works just fine. Shown lower on the thigh than it's meant to be worn — my engaged friend's legs are smaller than mine. I used about 15 inches of elastic, threaded it through a wee patchwork tube of fabric, and overlapped the ends of the elastic by about an inch and zig-zag stitched together. Not sure why my leg looks so goose pimply, but that's neither here nor there. Now I'm off to drop it off at her office so she has it for her special day and to scheme about making more and more and more! I have my sights set on some more traditionally frilly ones, still with the same homey stripes and muslin look. Wheee! Guest post written by Rosemeg Just a girl in love with a boy, planning to get hitched in Brooklyn, NYC, without breaking the bank. At least not irreparably. http://brokebrooklynbride.wordpress.com/ PREVIOUS Christa & Michael's potluck pig roast farm wedding NEXT Elle & Ben's magical faery underground cave wedding Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] Supa sexy. Nice job! Reply awesome! I want one to wear every day Reply Lovely – it definitely has a vintage look too. if the weight of a full flask is a problem, I think using wider elastic might help or even two bands of the thin elastic. Reply Awesome! I have made one of these before and they are fairly simple. Anything to get you through a stressful situation, right? 😉 Thanks for sharing. I love the patchwork. Reply Did you make that pin-up patch in the center? Reply Yes! I used an iron-on transfer to make the center patch. The pin-up image came from a line of free photoshop brushes (endless fun!). Thanks for the love, you guys! p.s. The bride went with a small round flask, and I don't believe the weight was a problem at all. Reply oh i am SO doing this! my venue doesn't allow spirits…except for the 999 happy haunts that already reside there. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.