How to Make a Beaded Veil
Making the Veil
- 1). Cut the tulle to the length you want it. Round the bottom corners a bit so it doesn't look so boxy.
- 2). Thread your needle and sew a long gathering stitch across the top of the tulle. Pull the stitches until the tulle is gathered to the width of the comb. Tie off the thread and snip the ends.
- 3). Sew the tulle to the comb, going between the teeth to make it tight. If you are having an indoor wedding, or outdoors when it is cooler, you can use a hot glue gun. The glue could melt during an outdoor summer wedding.
- 1). Mark where the beading will occur with pins. You may want the beads only along the bottom edge or scattered throughout the veil. Do not scatter the beads too close together, or it will obstruct the view of the back of the dress and make the veil look heavy.
- 2). Thread your needle with a piece of invisible thread. Pull the needle underneath an "X" in the tulle and slide a bead down the needle to the tulle. Pick up the tail of the thread and the end attached to the needle and tie a double knot. Slide the knot into the bead and trim the ends.
- 3). Add beads over the veil; try not to go in straight lines because that is obvious. Make it as natural as possible.