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From: Alter E-go
Date: 08-06-2006, 12:17 PM (1 of 5)
Hi, I had this bridal veil made of tulle, it was torn in the middle about 1 inch(at the bustle spot,probably due to the loop being pulled too hard), not sure how to fix/mend it. I tried using invisible thread, but it still didn't look nice, still visible. I know if it's a small hole, I can just put some sparkle bead on it and the rest of the veil , to make it into beaded veil, but this time it was quite big torn, I'm thinking of putting small lace, but that means I have to put lace all over the veil,and it's very a long veil.
Anyone had other idea? would appreciate it. thanks
User: Alter E-go
Member since: 08-28-2005
Total posts: 3
From: bridesmom
Date: 08-06-2006, 07:54 PM (2 of 5)
Is there some kind of invisible mending tape that could be used?? This is a toughie, and hopefully someone will have an idea. That would be very distressing, having a tear in the tulle.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
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From: mommydionne
Date: 08-24-2006, 09:11 PM (3 of 5)
Is is plain white tulle? I would try very fine (lingerie or machine embroidery) thread and stitch with itty bitty hand stitches. Then put it on and take a look, you may not be able to see it (the tear) at all once done.
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: machinist
Date: 08-25-2006, 04:42 PM (4 of 5)
I don't think you can repair it successfully. However, can you remove the torn peice? If it's near the gathered part would it be possible to cut that section out, re-gather taking in the tear etc., bind the cut edges with satin and sew back onto the comb? Without actually seeing the offending article, it's difficult to make a suggestion.

Regards from Diane, Norfolk UK
User: machinist
Member since: 06-12-2005
Total posts: 1
From: Sancin
Date: 08-26-2006, 12:10 AM (5 of 5)
I haven't sewn with tulle, but a week after I had a new screen door installed in my sliding glass window my dog scratched it and put 2 small tears in the screening. I searched on the web on how to repair screen. It was suggested to use glue (can't recall the type, but something that dries clear). I put a piece of wax paper on one side (first thing I grabbed - may try silicone sheet) then put some clear glue (think it was gorilla) on a finger and rubbed over the hole and carefully removed the wax paper. When it was dry I pushed a pin thro the holes that had glue in them to clear them - few did. It worked very well and I think it would work with tulle, but perhaps use one of the 'pin' types of fabric glue and ensure it dries white or clear. (experiment with small piece from a seam or hidden fold). Good luck and let us know what worked. I suspect this may not be an uncommon problem.
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
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