- What fabric is better to use for a homemade veil?
- Workshop on making a veil on a hairpin
- Do-it-yourself video tutorial on sewing a veil on a hairpin
Some modern brides when drawing up their wedding image refuse to use a veil. Girls consider her a relic of the past and a conservative detail of a wedding dress. They prefer decorating their heads with artificial flowers, hoops, ribbons, tiaras. But the veil gives the bride mystery, airiness, touching. Even if you decide to abandon this wardrobe detail on your wedding day, then such a wonderful accessory should be present on the bride’s head at least during a bachelorette party.
What fabric is better to use for a homemade veil?
Traditionally, veils are sewn of light translucent materials: tulle, chiffon, tulle, organza, lace. But choosing the material for this accessory, you should focus on the wedding dress: its style, fabric, decor. So, in case of using silk material in the bride’s dress, it is recommended to choose lace for a headdress. Soft drop-down lace accessory goes well with silk or satin outfit.
A common fabric for veils is tulle, which is a fine mesh. It can be both soft and more rigid. Choose the level of stiffness of the material depending on the desired result. For flowing multi-tiered accessory use soft varieties of fabric. A mesh with increased rigidity will make it possible to produce a single-tier, solemn, well-kept veil shape.
Workshop on making a veil on a hairpin
Before you start sewing veils, after choosing the necessary fabric, you need to determine the length, size and model of the accessory. This wedding part of the wardrobe with a hairpin is sewn in several ways: on the basis of a rectangular, oval or square pattern. Choose the option that suits you. Use the patterns below in the photo to sew a homemade veil. On the assembly line of the product, fasten the hair clip, decorate it on top: sew artificial flowers, satin bows, sew with beads.
- cut tulle: width 150 cm, length 135 cm;
- sewing machine;
- tape measure;
- threads to match the color of the fabric;
- scallop or hairpin for attaching a veil to the head;
- decorative elements for decoration (depending on your own wishes).
Stages of creation
- To create a simple light veil for a bachelorette party, not only white tulle or tulle is used, but also multi-colored fabrics. Fatin, a width of one and a half meters, cut into three parts along the length: 30 cm, 45 cm and 60 cm.
- Prepared three layers of tulle must be sewn together. Place the fabric on a flat surface. With the lower layer, place the larger length (60 cm), then the 45-centimeter length, and the smallest (30 cm) on the top. Using a sewing machine, step back from the edge of 1 cm, sew these pieces together. Set the stitch as large as possible. At the beginning and end of the stitching line, do not.
- Further, the parts sewn together along the seam line must be picked up. Since we did not fix the seam, grasp the ends of the threads on both sides and pull them in the opposite direction from each other. Fatin will gather in beautiful folds, which forms the blank of the future headdress.
- Tie the ends of the threads on both sides into knots, cut off the excess length.
- Trim the edge of the product from the assembly side.
- Sew a comb or hairpin at the assembly site to attach the veil to the hairstyle..
- To mask the hairpin, glue or sew on any decorative elements you like (bows, flowers, fabric applications) on top of it.
Do-it-yourself video tutorial on sewing a veil on a hairpin
If you want an exclusive veil, it is not difficult to sew with your own hands. Using the above patterns and a master class, you will be able to create a unique home-made accessory. Decorate the product as you wish and depending on the jewelry used in the overall look. As a fastener, use a hair clip or a plastic comb, thanks to which you can easily attach a veil to any hairstyle. To learn more about the technique of sewing and creating veils for the bride, watch the video lesson below, in which the experienced master will give practical advice and recommendations.