(Closed) Need advice to get started on DIY veil!

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Step 1 – find tulle you like

Step 2 – experiment.

Every tutorial I’ve read (I plan to DIY my own too) says that there’s no way to explain it – you just kind of have to do it. Bunch it, sew it, try it on, shape it, resew it, etc. I would think you’d cut a long rectangle and then gather one side (which will become the center in a veil like you posted).

It seems like it’ll just take time, trial, error and patience. 🙂

Post # 5
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I would definitely use thread-it will be more secure and also less obvious than a big bobby pin.  Plus a huge glob of glue sounds messy!

Post # 7
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Why are you doing a DIY? I only ask because if it’s just to save money… hit EBAY. There are companies that custom make your veils at a very very reasonable price. I got a 2 tier tulle fingertip veil with satin trim and swarovski crystals scattered all throughout it for 14.99 and free shipping. Can’t beat that!!!

Post # 9
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

The veil looks like it is made from a circle and then gathered with a clip/brooch in the center. Any time you attach a comb to a veil, you will probably want to cover the wide part; not the teeth, with ribbon to match the fabric you will be using. You will then be able to sew the comb to the veil. Before sewing the comb to the veil, you will want to pin it to where you think you want it, then try on the veil and adjust as necessary, then you will be ready to sew. When cutting your circle, you might want to use a scrap peice of material to make a pattern, so you don’t mess up your good fabric. Remember, you can always cut smaller, so cut it a little big to start with.

Post # 10
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Do a DIY for a non-birdcage veil and just use it for a few pics or wear it to your bridal shower/bachelorette to do.

🙂 I made my veil and I am so glad I did.

Post # 11
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i made this type of veil myself.  it’s called a birdcage veil.  i would recommend not attaching it to anything.  Just gather it and bunch it on your head until it creates a shape you like.  I used bobby pins so that I could hold that shape in place.  Then I carefully pulled the pins and netting off my head so that the bobby pins still held that shape.  I hand sewed the netting together where the bobby pins were.  Then on the wedding day I used only two bobby pins to secure the veil to my head.

Good luck, it takes a lot of trial and error to get the right shape.  I probably spent over 10 hours playing with my netting until I had the final veil I wanted.  I also made 4 different sized birdcage veils until I got the final one.

Post # 12
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well it sounds like you have all of the right materials to get started. It should be fun and $8?! WOW. I found it really refreshing not having an expensive veil because after I got mine… I was curious to see what it would cost me in a store… even something reasonable like David’s bridal. WOW! The closest veil to mine-and it’s only a single tier was almost $200!!! That’s ridiculous!

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