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MAKE YOUR OWN
WEDDING VEIL

5 Steps Overview
What You'll Need
Buying vs. Making Veil
Step 1: Measuring, Cutting
Step 2: Creating Blusher
Step 3: Attaching Beading, Trim
Examples: Edging, Crystals, etc
Step 4: Making Gathers
Step 5: Wrap, Attach Comb
How to Make a Birdcage Veil

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COLORS
 Ivory Veils
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 Blush / Other Colors

FABRICS
 Veil Tulle
 Chiffon
 Organza

LENGTHS
 Shoulder Length
 Elbow Veils
 Fingertip or Wrist Veil
 Knee, Waltz and Ballet Veils
 Chapel or Floor Length Veils
 Cathedral and Royal Lengths

STYLES
 The "Pouf" Headpiece
 Drop Veils
 Birdcage Veil
 Veil Blushers
 Tier Veils
 Flare Cut Veils
 Center-Gathered, Tier Veils
 Top Gathered, Standard Veils
 Mantilla Veil (Scalloped)
 Petal Veils
 A Vintage Veil

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Measuring and cutting material for veil and blusher.
(Step 1 of 5 in the How to Make a Veil series) by

Step 1 in making a veil: measuring and cutting the tulle

Before you measure or cut material, you'll want to give some thought to how long you'd like your blusher and how full/number of gathers you'd like in it. The wider your material, the more gathers and fullness you will have.

As an example, a 17" long blusher, tapered so the tulle is less than the full width of the veil, falls down fairly straight, in a traditional look. The same blusher, shorter, will appear to "pouf" more than it's longer counterpart. For even more fullness, keep the blusher material width the full width of the veil.

If you prefer fewer gathers and less fullness for your blusher, another option is to make a separate face veil. Cut the length of the material the same as explained below, but cut the veil material off before gathering your veil. You can then shape the face veil separately and attach it later.

Measuring Material

For the blusher, measure from where you are going to attach the veil to your head down to where you would like it to fall in front. For the veil, first decide where you would like the veil to fall. Measure from the same point on your head to where ever you want it to fall on your body. The amount of material you need to make the veil equals the blusher length plus the veil length.

We recommend getting more than you need--at least double or triple. Tulle, which is the typical name for veil material, is inexpensive; by buying extra, you will have enough to experiment with or make a mistake. See below for a selection from our merchant partners.

If you buy typical 54" tulle, it will be folded over to a 27" width. Keep it that way for cutting, so your veil shape is symmetrical. Likewise with 108" tulle--lay it out so the material is 54" wide.

Tip: Buy tulle by the bolt or roll here.

Making a Pattern

To  more easily round off the ends and edges of your fabric, into an oval shape, you will want to create a simple pattern. It's easy:

  • Find a large piece of paper, such as wrapping paper.
  • Make a curve on one side, using a large, curved surface like the end of an oval table or a hula hoop.
  • Trace the arc onto the paper and cut.

Using the Pattern to Cut the Veil

  • Place the pattern on the tulle so the curve is toward the open side.
  • Pin pattern to tulle. Use weights as needed.
  • Cut the tulle along the edge of your pattern, double checking you are cutting on the open side of the material. If you accidentally cut on the folded side, you will cut a curve into the center of your veil, instead of rounding the edges.
  • Unpin the pattern.

When you unfold the material, you will see two rounded corners and two uncut corners.

Completing the Oval

You will now use the first cuts as a pattern for the remaining two, so your cuts are all at the same angle.

  • Refold the tulle longwise, so each rounded corner lays over an uncut, square corner.
  • Fold again, into 1/4ths so all four corners are together (like folding a sheet).
  • To use the already cut corners as a pattern for the uncut, use your weights and pins to secure the material so it will not slide.
  • Cut the two uncut corners by cutting along the previous curve.
  • Take out the pins and unfold.

You will see you have an oval veil. If you want a sleek look, without gathers, this is a good place to stop.

You can attach this veil to your head with a hat pin to wear as a "drop" veil. If you wear a tiara or headband with it, you will want to secure it under the veil, so when you fold the front, blusher half back your headpiece will be visible.

Next, Step 2: Making the blusher for your veil.

 
Tulle Bolt 56" x 40 Yards - White

Tulle Bolt 56" x 40 Yards - White

$39.76  $19.88

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From: Koyal Wholesale

Wedding Occasions Tulle Fabric Mega Roll, 8.5" x 50yd in White by Celebrate It

Wedding Occasions Tulle Fabric Mega Roll, 8.5" x 50yd in White by Celebrate It

$9.99

Add your creative touch to special occasions and crafts! This lightweigh... [Read more]

From: Michaels Stores

Tulle Bolt 56" x 40 Yards - Ivory

Tulle Bolt 56" x 40 Yards - Ivory

$59.98  $29.99

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From: Koyal Wholesale

Tulle 54" Wide 25 Yards Buy The Bolt White

Tulle 54" Wide 25 Yards Buy The Bolt White

$34.49

FALK-Tulle Bulk Bolt. This very fine netting will not ravel when cut and... [Read more]

From: Kmart

6"x75'(25yd)Wedding Gift Craft Decoration Tulle Roll Spool

6"x75'(25yd)Wedding Gift Craft Decoration Tulle Roll Spool

$16.63  $4.99

Category: Organza Ribbon; Materials: Organza; Color: Fuchsia, Yellow, Bl... [Read more]

From: LightInTheBox

Wedding Occasions Tulle Fabric Mega Roll, 8.5" x 50yd in Ivory by Celebrate It

Wedding Occasions Tulle Fabric Mega Roll, 8.5" x 50yd in Ivory by Celebrate It

$9.99

Add your creative touch to special occasions and crafts! This lightweigh... [Read more]

From: Michaels Stores

Wedding Décor Classic Tulle Spool of 25-Yard for Birthday Desk Decoration Assorted Color (6Inch25yards)

Wedding Décor Classic Tulle Spool of 25-Yard for Birthday Desk Decoration Assorted Color (6Inch25yards)

$26.63  $7.99

Category: Chair Cover, Chair Sash, Unique Wedding Décor, Wrapping Paper;... [Read more]

From: LightInTheBox

Ivory Tulle: 6 Inch width/25 yards (Ivory)

Ivory Tulle: 6 Inch width/25 yards (Ivory)

$3.99

tulle ribbon [Read more]

From: Wedding Paper Divas

White Tulle: 6 Inch width/25 yards (White)

White Tulle: 6 Inch width/25 yards (White)

$3.99

tulle ribbon [Read more]

From: Wedding Paper Divas

Tulle Bolt 108" x 50 Yards - White

Tulle Bolt 108" x 50 Yards - White

$119.98  $59.99

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From: Koyal Wholesale

Tulle Bolt 108" x 50 Yards - Ivory

Tulle Bolt 108" x 50 Yards - Ivory

$119.98  $59.99

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From: Koyal Wholesale

Tulle Bolt 56" x 40 Yards - Black

Tulle Bolt 56" x 40 Yards - Black

$59.98  $29.99

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From: Koyal Wholesale

Tulle Bolt 56" x 40 Yards - Navy Blue

Tulle Bolt 56" x 40 Yards - Navy Blue

$59.98  $29.99

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From: Koyal Wholesale

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