Apr 14, 2009

HOW TO Tuesday

How To: Make a Wedding Veil

1. Purchase your Tulle from a local fabric store (or wal-mart)
-Usually cost less than $3/yd.

2. Pick out a hair comb. Your choice how fancy you go…If you are wanting to save some $$ choose a plastic clear comb (you won’t see much of it anyway when its in your hair)

3. Fold tulle to the length you want and fold according to the amount of layers you desire.
(I have a total of 4 layers…2 long and 2 short)
-Folding tulle in half will give 2 layers.
4. 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.

5. Using a Sewing Machine or hand stitch: Sew 2 gathering stitches across the top of the tulle.
-the gathering stitches are to allow the tulle to gather at the top6. To gather the tulle: Unfold the tulle and sew 2 running stitches along the straight edge. About 3 inches inside of the edge, using a needle and heavy white thread or sewing machine, sew all the way across the veil. After sewing, hold the thread at one end and push the tulle together to gather it.

7. Attach the gathered tulle to the comb of your choice by using a thread that matches the color tulle you chose

8. Attach beads or crystals anywhere you like for an added flare.

(this is a pic of an unfinished veil-It has no shape and no decorations)


I hope this helps make you day unique and special!

Have a happy 'how-to' Tuesday


Chloie said...

Wow, that's a great tip. I should have done that instead of buying mine. It would have saved me tons of money.

Liz @ McFargan: A Midwestern Matrimony said...

I'm all about this. Girl. Thanks. Fo'real.

BLC :o said...

Oh la la! How Martha Stewart of you. I am VERY impressed. Xoxo-BLC

Future Mrs. D said...

How awesome are you! Who told you I was trying to figure out how to do this!?

PS You've been tagged!