Has anyone made their own veil?

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
Member
28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My MIL made mine and it was SUPER easy.  It is so ridiculously simple and inexpensive (<$10).  Mine was about to the top of my butt and was pretty full.  We made mine fuller by using a wider piece of bridal illusion (90 or 120″ instead of 30 or 60″) and a running stitch to scrunch it up and attach it to the comb.  Depending how full you want yours, you may need to make two layers and sew them together on the comb rather than just use a wider piece of tulle (since you want it to be longer).  We cut a piece of cardboard to use as a guide to make the bottom of the veil in a semi-circle. 

Post # 3
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I made mine but I did a simple drop veil and attached it with pretty hair pins. Do you have an inspiration picture?

Post # 6
Member
65 posts
Worker bee

Honestly every DIY veil I have seen doesn’t look so good. Maybe that’s just a reflection of my friends’ craft skills but I don’t think it’s worth it. Just order off eBay or Etsy. I bought 5 veils in China- two cathedral length and three fingertip length. They were $5-6 each and they told me that they sell to the majority of the 3000+ bridal shops/warehouses in Suzhou and they also sell on eBay. The veils are nothing special; I would say that they are David’s Bridal quality but one of them will get the job done!

Post # 7
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s gorgeous. I think it will proof up on top fine, but you may want to try both weights of tulle (it’s so cheap that it will only cost a couple of dollars). There are too weights, regular bridal and a slightly stiffer tulle. Because you’re making it longer, you may end up with the slightly stiffer tulle as it will be poofier on top without the extra weight weighing it down. To cut it, we cut it to length then folded it into quarters then we just had one cut to round making all the corners the same. There are tons of tutorials on you tube about sewing the comb on (I didn’t use a comb but I’ve done a few for others), there are a few simple tricks that they show you that will help. I’m not good and explaining and the visual how too’s are better anyhow.

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