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  1. I'm often asked if I can make a design using an item of clothing from something very special and the answer is yes!

    Jade asked me to incorporate her grandmothers dress into a garter for her daughter's wedding. Jade decided on 'Tilly' blue lace garter and I set to work. I managed to use the belt from the dress as it was a long enough fabric to use without having any joins in it. The dress itself was a beautiful blue floral organza, gorgeous but very slippery to work with. I've trimed the blue lace with Swarovski rhinestones and then added the organza running through the centre of the garter. The result was lovely and I had a very happy customer who sent me a wonderful review on guest book page.

     Find about more about my Tilly garter

    Bespoke order using pale blue organza fabric

    If you have some fabric you would like me to use please do get in contact to discuss. I'm able to work with most fabrics and I'm sure between us we can come up with a suitable design. I've used customers fabric to make all sorts of designs and I'd love to make something for you too!

  2. So below is a new ring cushion design. There are 2 sets of ribbons to tie the wedding rings on with to keep them safe. If a child is to carry the ring pillow then I can stitch a band across the back for them to hold it with.

    The beaury of this design is that you are free to choose any colour combination of your choice. You can change the fabric, ribbons or the rose colours. The number of colour combinations are up to you, it doesn't have to just be 2 as shown.

    I have almost any colour available for the fabric & ribbons. If you are having your wedding dress or bridesmaids made by a seamstress I'd be happy to make using your own fabric. It would just be a case of posting me a small amount. That way the ring cushion would match in perfectly with your wedding!

    If you click on the picture it will take you through to more details.

    Wedding ring cushions, made in burgundy & ivory satin

  3. I absolutely love this photo of Fitch. He's wearing one of my wedding ring bags attached to his collar which is holding the ring for a wedding proposal.

    Thank you so much Linda for sending me the photo and allowing me to post x

    Fitch is proudly displaying one of my wedding ring bags. Made from a gorgeous duchess satin with Swarovski crystals. The ribbon ties for the handles have been used to tie onto his collar. I do have other designs which would be suitable for a dog. My smaller ring cushions would be a good fit as they have a satin band across the bag which the collar could be slipped through.

    I'd be happy to adapt any of the ring cushion designs. Just give me a call or email for more details.

    Dog wearing a ring bearer bag for wedding ceremony

  4. Beautiful sunshine & flowers add to the beauty of my 'Bliss' garter. The diamante button on the front has the wow factor and really sparkles when the light catches it.

    To the side is a pretty organza bag with 3 Swarovski rhinestones, the bag contains a genuine lucky sixpence coin.

    Hidden on the inside back is the brides new surname & wedding date. Stitched in a gorgeous blue thread to cover your 'something blue'

    This was the bridal garter I made for the glamour model Danielle Lloyd and I was lucky enough to be named in Ok magazine!

    Details can be found HERE

    Wedding garter made from satin with a silver sixpence stitched to the side

  5. I’m adding lots more wedding garter designs to my site this year. As always my designs can be custom made to order to match your wedding dress, just let me know if you would like any changes  made.

    This lovely wedding garter is proving to be very popular already. It's made from either a white or ivory lace with Swarovski crystals on the top and bottom edge of the lace, for plenty of sparkle! As the lace is so very pretty I've kept it quite simple in the centre with 2 Swarovski blue pearls and 2 diamante's.

    A very classy design indeed.

    Zara 2

    It‘s called ‘Zara’ And has an added surprise of being personalised on the inside back in a beautiful blue thread which matches the Swarovski pearls perfectly. 

    With the added bonus of being the brides 'Something Blue'. The tradition behind this is that the blue represents purity, love and fidelity.

    All of my bridal accessories are designed and made by me 'Debbie Howe'. I love to create new items that are different to other bridal shops. 

    If you would like any changes made to the embroidery thread colour, ribbons, crystals or anything else please don't be afraid to ask. I'm always happy to help.

    Click here for details- ZARA 

  6. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

    Last year was a particularly difficult one for me as I lost my Mum just 2 weeks before I was due to complete on a long distance house move to be near my parents. It was in the middle of wedding season and to be honest without the patienice, understanding and love from customers I would have struggled to keep my Work going.

    I am now all set up in my new house in a lovely village in Lincolnshire. The house I bought also came with the old village post office which is now my new work room. I now have a lot more Space for shiny new embroidery machines :-)

    I‘m looking forward to creating lots more designs this year, especially my wedding garter range.

    As always if you need any help at all please do get in touch.

    Debbie x

  7. This is currently one of my favourite of my garter designs. Made from my new guipure lace which really does have beautiful detailing on it. I've hand stitched Swarovski pale blue pearls all along the lace with either white or Ivory in between. Stitching the pearls on is very time consuming but also a favourite part of my job. ive embroidered the bride and grooms initials onto the front and then the wedding date on the inside back. This font is one of the new ones from my embroidery machine. If preferred I can instead stitch the brides new name. 

    This has proved such a popular garter design that I may well add some new colours for the beading early next year.

    Wedding garter personalised with names and date of wedding

  8. I've added a couple more designs to my wedding ring bag range this year and they are proving so popular that I will be designing some new ones for the start of the wedding season in the New Year.

    The colours of the embroidery can be any shade of your choice. There are many listed to choose from. Or if you prefer send us a colour swatch and we can match up for you.

    Click here for designs.

    Wedding Ring Bags For Ceremony, made from ivory satin

    Wedding Ring Bags With Bride & Grooms Initials, made from duchess satin




  9. Blue garters are always the most popular colour for the bride to be and covers the *something blue* I've managed to source lots of new buttons this year so there are even more designs to choose from. As with all my garters they all have the option to be personalised and have a sixpence bag stitched onto the side.

    And...if you would like a different colour other than blue as with all my bridal garter you can ask for any colour you like. I have hundreds of shades available.

    My new 'Bailey' design with blue bows

    Lace wedding garter with hand tied blue bows


    My 'Jane' wedding garter with just a touch of blue hidden on the inside back. I can stitch the name or if space permits the date as well.

    Ivory wedding garter which has been personalised with a blue thread


    My 'Nadine' design which is currently my best seller although my 'Coco' design is not far behind.

    Wedding garter personalised in a blue thread with matching blue swarovski pearls

  10. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get a new embroidery machine for my sewing room. I am now able to offer a lot of different fonts. I have used some of them already on the personalised garters and will gradually be using them on the cushions and dolly bags. If you see a font on the garter which you would like on a cushion or bag just let me know when placing your order.


    They are all made to order and so any changes to the embroidery, fabric or trims can be made. Please let me know if you would like something different on your wedding order.

    Here are some of the new wedding garter designs -

    An ivory wedding garter which has blue pearls stitched on the front, blue wedding details on the inside.

    A bridal garter which has been decorated with crystals and has been personalised on the inside in a blue thread.

    Ivory wedding garter with stitching in a royal blue thread, also has a Crystal heart.

    Photo of a wedding garter made from ivory satin and embroidered with blue initials and a wedding date.