Blushing Veil Tutorial

September 12, 2011

My sister got married on Saturday.
Everything was quite lovely including Chan.
She wore a white dress with a brown sash and the bridesmaids wore shades of brown. When we went looking for gowns I noticed that the prices of the veils in the shop were ridiculously overpriced. So I offered to make hers. She wanted her veil to have brown ribbon at the bottom to match her brown sash.
Here's how I made it for under $10!!!!!!! Ours had a metal comb rather than a plastic one, was poofier and had more detail than the $120 we saw at David's Bridal.
Step 1: Decide what kind of veil you want. This tutorial is for a blusher-type veil which typically runs 22"-30". You'll need 3 yards of tulle. I cut mine in one 30" wide x 3 yards long piece AND one 22" wide x 3 yards long piece. Unvravel the tulle. Don't try to cut it folded. You'll get a lot of jagged edges. I laid mine out on my cutting mat and kept it flat with pattern weights. I used my rolling scissors to cut along the measured line. Then moved the rest of the tulle over and repeated until I had all 12 yards cut.
2. Using your gathering foot, highest tension and longest stitch setting gather each length of tulle the width of your comb.
3. Cut off the excess above your stitch line.
4. HAND sew the top layer on your comb (the shorter layer). Teeth facing toward the veil and on the convex side of the comb. THEN sew the bottom layer onto your comb (the longer layer) on top of that. You'll flip the entire veil over so that the shorter layer is on top and the teeth are facing away from the veil. That way you'll have some poof at the crown and cover the stitches.
When you place it on her head you'll push the comb forward (from her crown toward her forehead) upside down, then turn over so the comb is right side up and push back toward her crown securing in place.
5. When it's on her head the veil should look like this.
6. Lastly, optional, I added a ribbon. Since tulle does not fray you don't have to fold over the edges. Sew the tulle to the ribbon wrong side of ribbon and right side of tulle together. Sew closest to one side of the ribbon. I used a loose long stitch to prevent puckering as much as I could then steam ironed flat. Be careful not to use a setting that is too hot or your could melt the tulle.
Done. Enjoy.

22 {comments}:

Margo said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the most beautiful veil I've ever seen. Outstanding job!

Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous veil!! Thanks for the tute!

Giulia said... Best Blogger Tips

it is very beautiful and unique!
thanks for the tutorial

BluBabesCreate said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so much nicer than any of the veils I have seen in the stores. Especially with the brown detail at the bottom. You and your sister are knock-outs!

banclothing said... Best Blogger Tips

I ended up making mine as well. I wanted lace detail on the bottom and those were SO expensive!!!! I just used extra tulle I had from making my dress so it as essentially free.

April said... Best Blogger Tips

Turned out lovely! I like the ribbon accents.

Thanks for the tutorial.

Maya Kuzman said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats! Your sister is stunning and you have created a little masterpiece out of that veil!!

Etcetorize said... Best Blogger Tips

WoW! Your sister looks beautiful and the veil really makes the whole look so chic.

Sewing Princess said... Best Blogger Tips

She looks fabulous. I love the veil idea. It really looks like you had a great day.

JoChapeau said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful bride !

ritasmeeta said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful bride and veil! I realy like the brown ribbon detail on the bottom, makes it look tres chic!

I made a little birdcage veil for my wedding and I can't believe how easy and inexpensive it was compared to buying one from a shop!

tazbride said... Best Blogger Tips

Your sister looks lovely, and the veil

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely! Congrats to your sister. :) (and I love your dress)

Rie said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. Beautiful photos. The bride looked amazing... of course, your veil made her look even more stunning! Great job on the veil!

Sue Niven said... Best Blogger Tips

her veil was amazing! I agree they are overpriced and i made my daughters veil 2 years ago. Thank you for the lovely tutorial, Your edging looked brilliant.

LakshmiRP said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats to your sister! Wishing her a happy married life!

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Hele said... Best Blogger Tips

she was cute, I love the colour touch in her dress and, of course, in the veil.

i wish them all the happiness

Olive Knitting said... Best Blogger Tips

totally beautiful. lucky sister.

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips

her dress was lovely! Congrats to your family

pickmepam said... Best Blogger Tips

this makes me want to get married over and over again, just for the dress-up part!

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful bride and wedding!! You did a great job on the veil.

Cheryl said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW!! I just found you and what a super tut for a bride to be.tfs

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