Making my own veil!

posted 7 years ago in Fashion
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m considering doing the same. I found these instructions & tips ages ago – hope they help!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Whoops, in case you don’t have vista (grr), I modified the file type.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Instructions

Things You’ll Need:

  1. Step 1

Decide what length of veil you want. For a shoulder-length veil, you will need 24 inches of fabric. Waist length will require about 32 inches. For fingertip length, you will need 40 inches. Floor length will vary by your height. You can also have a longer, cathedral-length veil that goes onto the ground.

  1. Step 2

Purchase tulle–the fabric you will use to make your veil. Go to the fabric store, and you will find a variety of different types of tulle. Match the color as close as possible to your wedding dress. Pick tulle that is slightly soft and not stiff and scratchy. Tulle is very inexpensive and normally can be found for a couple dollars per yard or less. All tulle should be 108 inches wide.

  1. Step 3

Lay out the tulle on a large table or the floor. Fold it in half and place paperweights or other heavy objects to hold it down flat. Coffee mugs are a good choice if you do not have paperweights. Cut the edge (not the folded edge) of the veil into a curved shape. You can use a pattern to do this or just slightly round the edges.

  1. Step 4

Unfold the tulle and sew a running stitch along the straight edge. About 3 inches inside of the edge, using a needle and heavy white thread, sew all the way across the veil. After sewing, hold the thread at one end and push the tulle together to gather it.

  1. Step 5

Attach the tulle to a comb. Purchase a 4-inch bridal comb. If you are getting married in a cool environment, you can use a fabric glue gun to attach the tulle directly to the comb. Do not use glue if your wedding is in a hot or humid part of the country since the glue may melt. Instead of glue, you can attach the tulle to the comb by stitching. Simply stitch the tulle to the comb by bringing the stitches through the material, then between the teeth of the comb. Make sure the tulle is attached completely. Your veil is now finished.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

After having too many hot glue failures at conventions (I make costumes and compete in them), I STRONGLY urge you to sew the tulle onto a comb rather than just gluing. Hot glue comes undone at the worst of times!

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My mom made my veil for my first wedding and I’m pretty sure she glued everything.  It’s over 12 years later and the thing is still in perfect condition.  And we live in Texas, so the heat wasn’t an issue either.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

OMG i just did the same at Joann’s!!! except i’m considering a double-layer white, as my gown is white. WOW

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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Good Luck on your project! I just came from Joann’s tonight and am going to tackle the same project in Ivory. =)

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

im to scared to make my own veil..ill mess it up.

show pics soon

best of luck!

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