On Patricia's first day of school, her teacher told her that she had beautiful, white nails, so Patricia snipped them off with her teacher's scissors and dug through the dirt till they were black and swollen.
While walking home from high school, a neighbor complimented her on her wonderful posture, and from then on, Patricia would always slump in front of her neighbor's house.
One day while Patricia was tending to her yard, her neighbor's granddaughter approached her and said, "Thank you." Confused, Patricia asked, "What for?" The little girl smiled and responded, "For being you, of course," which made Patricia stand up straight, dust off her hands, and smooth out her hair.
This Instructable shows how to make a cuff bracelet/garter. The main instructions will be for the cuff in the third image, and the method used will prevent the elastic band from rolling such as what happens when using a tube method.
Step 1: Materials
- Tape Measure
- Poster board
- Right Angle
- Pencil (or tailor's chalk)
- Sewing Gauge
- Iron (not shown)
- Elastic Band
- Fabric (or ribbon)
- Sewing Machine
- Broach (optional)
Step 2: Measurements
Note: For the garter, you want the tape to be snug so the garter won't fall.
Add 5/8" to the measurement. This will be the length of the elastic band.
Stretch the elastic band as far as it will go and measure the stretch.
Subtract 1 1/4" from the stretch length. This will be the length of the fabric.
Add 2 1/4" to the width of the elastic band. This will be the width of the fabric.
Note: You can increase the width more for extra flair.