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 Garter bands are less common now that most thigh high stockings come with Silicone "stay ups" or are equip for a garter belt attachment.  But they are still used for costumes, traditional wedding attire and even as an accessory for lingerie.

So here is how to make a simple garter band for thigh high stockings or decoration.

Step 1: What you will need

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 For this project you will need

- A sewing machine
- Lace and Ribbon, measured to a length 2X your thigh width.
-Elastic (shirring) thread
-Thread that matches your ribbon colour
- a spare bobbin
- (OPTIONAL) The silicone band from an old "stay up" stocking

Making one garter will take just under an hour depending on how quick you work and how thin your thighs are (the thinner your thigh, the more fiddly the work) and whether or not you need to sew on a silicone band.