Help! Making my dress and can't find similar beaded fabric!

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Maybe you could try taking a picture in to a bridal store and asking if they know what it’s called to get better search terms. Or take it to a seamstress?

I had my dress made here in the Czech Republic and went shopping with  my seamstress for the lace. She knew of this HUGE fabric warehouse and I feel like I saw a few fabrics tht were similar to what you’ve shown here. Are you in a big city? 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I bought such great stuff for my dress. I’m in Toronto at a place called Leo’s Textles. I went to their website and they had somethin similar to you pic but I’m not sure if they ship internationally.
http://www.leostextiles.com/Home.aspx

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

talia.teresa:  have you tried searching etsy.com? maybe search for ‘beaded fabric’ or beaded lace fabric there 

Post # 4
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You’re looking for embroidered tulle, which is what the fabric is called. I would guess that you would have to hand bead it as it usually doesn’t come beaded but you might be able to find some. 

Post # 5
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It can also be called tulle lace. I’ve seen it as both. Good luck. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Not sure if this is even an option for you but I recently was helping a bride with a dress she was having made. She either wasnt finding the beading she wanted or it was too expensive. I finally suggested that she go to a second hand store or thrift shop to see if they had any donated dresses she could purchase cheap that had the beading she liked.  They did and she did. The woman making the dress was able to remove the beading she needed from the thrifted dress clean it and apply it to the dess she was makeing. As a matter of fact she had more beading than she needed and was able to add some to another part of the dress and even use a small piece for a hairpiece.  If you cant find what you’re looking for thinking outside the box a little may help.  Good luck!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  longmead.
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