Post # 1
So after seeing the prices of veils, I’ve decided to make my own. I found this beautiful embroidery pattern that I think would look great, however I’m just learning all this as I go (and doing it by hand) and I need a bit of help figuring out the best way to do this.
Do I embroider right on the veil? Will a stabilizer keep the tulle from puckering and which one do I use? How do I make sure there are no spaces or inconsitency in the design because the tulle holes don’t match up perfectly?
Any advice on how to do this would be greatly appreciated!!!! And if anyone has their own veils that they embroidered I would love to see how they turned out!
Post # 3
@Sabz.19: Will your veil be solid like th fabric in the picture or see through like tulle?
Post # 4
Welcome to the hive! Sorry, I have no knowledge of tulle embroidering but keep us updated on your progress, I’ll be very interested to see how it turns out.
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have you considered getting it made? I’m having a very similar veil made quite affordably by jasmines bridal shop. Although it has been an incredibly stressfull proccess the veil is beautiful so far. For just the embroidery on the veil I think i was quoted $50-$80. I decided to get beading done as well so the total is just under $200, which is still reasonable
here is what I asked for:
Here is the embroidery done: (its in for beading right now)
Post # 7
@KoiKove: the veil will be tulle which is why I’m having so much more trouble than when I was practicing on a solid fabric…. oversight
Post # 8
There are some things that are OK to DIY for your wedding (i.e. things you already know how to do) but there are some things that are easier just to send out and have a pro do it.
It will save you time and stress (maybe not money, but what is your time worth to you?)
I had TONS of DIY projects I wanted to do at the beginning of wedding planning, but ended up dropping most of the things that would take me too long to learn (even though I love to learn new things!) and it relieved SO much stress for me.
Think about it! 🙂
Post # 9
I’d recommend against this. Hand-stitched embroidery will be incredibly time consuming, stressful, and most likely won’t look as nice as the picture seeing as you’re new to this. The tutorial KoiKove linked is nice, but it sounds like you don’t have the special sewing machine for it.
Note: I don’t do embroidery, but I do cross-stitch (and crochet and knit), which I’d say is easier, and I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent on what look like “small-ish” projects. Doing this veil by hand just doesn’t seem realistic.
ETA: How about hand-stitching beading to the edge of your veil instead?
Post # 10
Having done extensive hand embroidery, I will tell you it is a HUGE time sink. Especially if you haven’t done it before. The image you posted involves a very tiny satin stich, which has to be padded underneath and then takes forever to get to lay right. Plus, the material will not be cheap if you want that nice, shiny, look. We’re talking silk threads here, not the cotton stuff you can buy for $.50/skein from Joanns.
Don’t mean to be discouraging, but it is a very very large undertaking.
Post # 11
Okay, I think I finally figured out everything that I need to do for the embroidery of the veil. Now, I want to trim the edge with satin ribbon, but because the veil I’m making is rounded on the edge I don’t know how I’m supposed to sew it on without the ribbon folding and becoming wavy. Any tips or suggestions?