DIY Veil

posted 5 months ago in DIY
Post # 2
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74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Hi! I made my own veil. I did a couple practice ones first, it was more or less trial and error. I couldn’t find a simple veil that matched in color to my dress. I kind of winged my pattern, as I wanted it to waterfall off the edges of the veil and lay flatter in the middle.  If you Google diy veil pattern you will find all different patterns to try. Good luck! 

Post # 3
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60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

My mom made my veil. It took some trial and error, but the $ she spent on fabric, beads, needles, etc was a tiny tiny fraction of the price of what you would have to pay for one in a shop. I do not have a picture on hand, but it was a single layer fingertip length with a simple beaded rim. She said the hardest part was the beading and she had to find the tiniest needle in the store. You have to hand sew that kind of beading in, she did not use a machine. She bought everything at Jo-Ann fabrics and just went around on the internet and YouTube until she figured it out. It will take you some time, but if you’ve got time I would definitely recommend it. 

Post # 4
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583 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I made my raw-edge double layer veil, it was really easy!  I just cut a big oval of fabric and put a running stitch in by hand where I wanted it to hang from, to gather it, then sewed it to a comb.

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Post # 5
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1287 posts
Bumble bee

Yes! I made my own veil as well as my gauge earrings, headpieces, as well as 90% of things in my wedding, I love DIY! It took me 3 hours to make. I used lace that matched my dress as I had leftover after completely changing my dress from its original. I bought a the tulle for like $10 and the hair clip off Amazon for a couple dollars. I didn’t use a sewing matchine, I hand stitched it as to not snag the lace and I was being picky where I placed each piece of lace. I used quilt thread as its stronger since I knew it would have to endure the drag as it was so long. 

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