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From: Oggy
Date: 02-20-2007, 08:25 AM (1 of 6)
what is the best material & edging for a short veil? Also has anyone any experience of sewing or sticking crystals or beads to a veil? Thanks
User: Oggy
Member since: 10-08-2006
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From: paroper
Date: 02-20-2007, 10:47 AM (2 of 6)
There are tons of ways to finish a veil. I used the satin from my daughter's wedding train...2 inches bias cut, used like a wide bias tape.

You can leave the edge plain

Wooly lock and 2 thread serged edge

flat lace

zig zag pearl strands around the edge

I hand tied the beads on the veil. My friend used a high quality gem glue and they popped off all over the church.

I think that a good heat set crystal or bead would work. I've never had them fail but it would be terribly expensive.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
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From: VenusElaine
Date: 02-23-2007, 09:25 PM (3 of 6)
Veils are generally made from tulle or bridal tulle (also called Illusion and a finer mesh than regular tulle).
Edgings can also include narrow ribbon sewn around, or rattail (satin cording).
I also hand tie my beads. Monofilament thread is practically invisible, and I don't trust glue, not no how, not no way!
Good luck, and let us see the end result.

"Always put as much effort into your marriage as you do into your wedding."
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Member since: 10-22-2005
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From: bridesmom
Date: 02-23-2007, 11:48 PM (4 of 6)
I did a rolled serged hem on the edge of my daughters veil and lettuced it so it was all wavy. Then I also hand tied all the beads on, I tried the jewel glue and glue gun, the gun melted the tulle and the jewel glue, well they all fell off.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
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From: smessier
Date: 02-24-2007, 01:14 PM (5 of 6)
When I made my dgd's veil, I used bridal tulle (purchased at Joann Fabrics) that I cut in a circle then folded so it formed two tiers. I attached a comb at the center of the fold, then applied a sheer, beaded trim around the edges with invisible thread.

You could use any kind of trim and/or hand sew on beads.

User: smessier
Member since: 09-03-2004
Total posts: 114
From: jwright
Date: 03-27-2007, 05:33 PM (6 of 6)
Does anyone have any pictures they could send me? I am seriously thinking about making my own veil as well..
User: jwright
Member since: 12-28-2006
Total posts: 96
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