How to DIY your own Hello Kitty Garter #Fashion DIY#crafts#crafty wedding#garter Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Mar 25 2010) Guest post by Waiala OBTer Waiala made the cutest durn garter in the history of EVAR and graciously agreed to share how she did it! Just a few supplies and some nifty hand-stitching or machine work and you're on your way to uber-cute! Hello Kitty fans: this is for you! – Offbeat Shrie Materials: Pleated fabric (I used yellow) Elastic band (approx. width as shown) Ribbon (I used silver) Tulle Rhinestones Hello Kitty pendant Needle and pins Thread Pen or pencil Hot Glue gun (or Fabric Tac) Scissors Step 1: Measure your leg, where the garter will sit. Cut elastic, pleated fabric and ribbon to desired length (make sure and cut them longer than your measurement, so that they overlap just a smidgen). Too much is better than not enough, so be generous. You can always trim off the excess. Step 2: Now hot glue (or FabricTac) rhinestones and pendant to ribbon. Use a tweezer to hold items that will be hot glued. This will save you from burns and allows you to place items easily! Step 3: Sew elastic to inside band of the pleated fabric. When you have your garter on, the elastic will not be visible. Sew the two short ends of the elastic/fabric together (so that it forms a circle now). Make sure that the width fits on your leg where you will wear the garter. Related Post Kristi & John's Crafty Rainy Day Wedding The Offbeat Bride: Kristi, pre-school teacher at a German Immersion pre-school and a previous example of why rainy day weddings = gorgeous weddings! My Offbeat... Read more Step 4: Hot glue (or FabricTac) ribbon/embellishment strip to outside visible portion of pleated fabric. Hand-stitch or do a quick machine-sewn hem to attach the glued ribbon and the pleated fabric together (not necessary but helps with stability). Overlap one end of the ribbon over the other to close any gaps! Step 5: Flip garter inside-out, fold tulle and pin to inside of garter (on the elastic). Pin all the way around back to the beginning. Bunch or fold tulle every so often and pin them in place, to give it that darted/bunched look. Hand-sew or machine-sew (works best with a zig-zag stitch so you can pull the thread a little to create more bunching) the tulle to the fabric/elastic. Pull tight to keep tulle anchored. Step 6: Cut tulle to desired length. It may be helpful to hold it up to your leg and see how long you'd like the netting to go. If I knew I was going to use tulle the first time around I would have cut it to the desired length before attaching it to the garter, but it worked out fine to cut if after it was attached. Step 7: Flip garter right side out. Check that all is secure and try it on! Guest post written by Waiala I am an artist and a unique, fun person. I love music, art, reading and crafting. I'm an amateur photographer, with a dream to become a librarian. I've spent several years in my local community putting on all-age music shows through out the community, to share my love of rock and punk music with others. http://offbeatbride.ning.com/profile/waiala PREVIOUS Sarah & Cody's eclectic purple wedding NEXT Christie & Steve's Lord of the Rings, Celtic, tango dance party wedding Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] I love Hello Kitty. This could possibly be the cutest garter ever. Reply This is awesome!!! I am a wedding photographer and would buy one of these myself to put on a bride, if they'd let me! Reply That is ridiculous cute! Thanks so much for sharing your how-to, I'll be linking to this. Reply LOVE THIS IDEA! I am so making one for our September Wedding! Reply What a great idea! I love Hello Kitty 🙂 Reply love the idea of making you own garter! Reply What a super cute idea! Sharing this with one of my bride's now! 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.