(Closed) Veil crisis!

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Try glamgal.com, she will be able to make you whatever you are wanting.  She is great.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The materials you need are tulle, lace edging, clear thread, and a comb.  All these things can be bought at almost any store that sells fabrics, including Hobby Lobby and Joann Fabrics and even Wal-Mart.  I don’t know any patterns or directions, but I can give you pointers based on personal experience…

Tulle is very hard to cut straight – the best thing is to lay it flat on a big table and line it with weights and cut very slowly (with a rotary cutter if you have one).  After cutting the tulle to the size you want, you have to attach the lace, and unfortunately the best way to do that is hand stitching with clear thread.  That will be very time consuming if you have a long veil.  Lastly, you use the same clear thread to attach the veil to the comb by weaving the thread in between the comb teeth.

They do sell DIY veil kits at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby, but they are all fairly simple fingertip veils, and none of them are mantillas.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Have you tried distinctiveveils.com or etsy.com?

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I made this veil myself:

What do you think of my DIY veil?

Before you purchase your tulle, get a tape measure and measure from where you want your veil to start to where you want it to end, then when you are at the fabric store, find the widest tulle they have; probably 108″ wide, it will be 54″ wide at the store because it will be folded in half on the bolt. When you get ready to make your veil, make yourself a paper pattern cut out in an oval. Make sure it is the length you want your veil to be. Then lay your tulle on a colored surface, so you can see where you are going to cut and lay the pattern on top. Pin the pattern on top of your tulle, so your tulle doesn’t fly away from you. You could also pin the pattern under your tulle, if you want. Just make sure your pattern and/or cutting suface is a different color than your tulle. After you have your pattern cut out, take your tape measure and measure all the way around your veil, so you know how much lace/edging to purchase. Get a couple of inches extra; just in case. When you attach the lace/edging to the veil, start at the bottom of the veil and work your way around. You will want to use a lot of pins to keep the lace and tulle steady. For my veil, I used white thread to attach the lace to the tulle. The invisible thread is extremely expensive and a pain in the b*** to work with. After you have attached the lace/edging to the tulle, you are ready to attach the comb. I used a metal comb that I purchased at Michaels, and I covered the noncomb part with ribbon before I attached it to my veil. Just take a length of ribbon; I used 5/8″ and wrap it around the end part of the comb; pin in place, then sew it on to the comb. After you have done that, pin it to your veil and sew in place. I sewed the ribbon to the lace/tulle. Before you sew it though, you will want to try your veil on to make sure you have the comb placed correctly. If you do, then sew the comb in place. I just sewed a couple of stitched at the center of the comb and the sides of the comb.

Good luck 🙂

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