.Are you thinking about trying to make your own wedding veil? Making wedding veils are not hard to do.
This is one place you can cut cost in your wedding budget. You will find that learning how to make a veil will save you a lot of money.
Do you need special skills to make a veil?
You will mostly do hand work and a little sewing or gluing. What items do you need when making wedding veils? You need:
When you make your own veil you have to:
The most popular width is 72" wide tulle. It is a medium full width. If you like a full veil, especially if you are using it to make a chapel length or cathedral length veil, I think the 108" width tulle netting is best for a cathedral length veil.
For a really narrow veil 54" wide tulle can be used.
You also must determine how many layers or tiers you want. The most popular choices are the 1 or 2 tier veil. A 3 tier veil is used when a bride has a chapel or cathedral length veil tier that is detachable. When the long layer comes off, the bride will still be left with a 2 tier veil.
Where can you find bridal veil patterns? You can find them at your nearest fabric store. You can also buy wedding veil patterns online from McCalls , Butterick or Vogue patterns. But you will notice that most companies don't carry many.
Some dressmaking books give instructions on how to make your own wedding veil. But you really don't need a wedding veil pattern. You can cut the tulle the length you want the veil tier and then round the corners. Check out the instructions for making wedding veils below.
When you make your own bridal veil you are limited in putting edging around your veil unless you sew it on. Gluing doesn't work for this. The easiest choice would be not to use an edging. This is call a cut edge wedding veil.
You can add crystals or beads spaced near the edge. In a pattern evenly spaced or random. You can do a random wide spaced all over bead pattern on the veil while it is cut and laying out flat.
You can use glue to put the beads on. Use small pearls or rhinestones picking them up with tweezers. Squeeze out glue on a piece of paper. Dip the bead in the glue and then stick where you want it. Once you place it you can't move it, so be careful!
When making wedding veils, most edgings have to be sewn on. For this it takes patience and skill to work with the tulle. Sewing on a ribbon edge, lace or rattail cord is best done with a sewing machine. The last resort is to sew it on by hand. Do not try to glue it on!
Check your local crafts store or fabric store bridal section. Some carry kits for making wedding veils. You can also find these kits in some fabric stores in the bridal sections. One of my customers told me that some Walmart stores carry the kits.
What's in the wedding veil kits? They come in various widths and lengths. Usually you can find white or ivory bridal veil kits. The edgings are usually the embroidered rolled edging, ribbon and corded. All you need to do is pull the thread at the top edge to gather and then sew on to a comb.
Making wedding veils can be fun if you follow these easy steps. Get all of your materials together. And let's get started putting this veil together...
Now you have a veil! You can steam out the wrinkles with a hand held steamer if you need to. This is what makes the netting drape nicely and softer.
Now you have the perfect wedding veil to go with your perfect wedding dress!
As you can see making wedding veils isn't really that complicated. Think of the hundreds of dollars you will save. You also will have a sense of satisfaction knowing you created your wedding veil!
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