Monday, June 17, 2013

How to Make Veils for a Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party

My friend is getting married in a few weeks and we are throwing her a bridal shower.  In preparation for the shower there have been many festive ideas thrown around and the one I worked on this weekend was making wedding veils for all of the guests.  You can make these veils for a bridal shower or a bachelorette party.  In making the veils, I bought 4 colors of tulle so that people can pick from different colors, and then the bride's veil will have more layers and more colors than everyone else so it will be extra special.

Here's how to make a veil for a bridal shower or bachelorette party:


1.  Tulle (depending on how many you are going to make, I would say 3/4 of a yard per veil is enough)
2.  Hair Clips (can be purchased at JoAnn's for cheap!)
3.  A pair of Scissors
4.  Thread to correspond to the tulle
5.  Glue gun and glue

Per veil, this project costs about $1 a veil.  I'm making about 30 of them though so if you're making fewer it may cost you a bit more.

 First, if you have a long bolt of fabric of the tulle, cut the tulle to the length you want.  Here I am cutting about 3/4 of a yard.
 There is is draped over my Bernina.
 If you lay your tulle open all the way, start to gather the tulle where the center line would be where it was folded on the bolt.
 Sew across and back a few times so that the tulle is secured and it makes a harder glue-able ridge.  Trim your ends of your thread.
 Fold the tulle in half at the crease like this.  Your seam is going to be where you attach your clip.

Glue your clip with a glue gun to your sewn seam.  Don't burn your hands!

 Clip it onto your head.  
 From the side.
And you are done!  I will update this again when I have the layout for all of the veils at the shower.  We are going to be putting a table in the front of the house with baskets with different veils for people to choose before they come into the house so that we can make the bridal shower really festive!

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