Monday, March 22, 2010

Dress-Up Wedding Veil

Today's Dollar Store Craft is a sweet little dress-up wedding veil. Sewists of ALL skill levels can tackle this in very little time!


What you need:
~ a plastic headband! I found a three-pack of satin ribbon-covered headbands at my dollar store. Important: You want one that is completely smooth -- with no scratchy bumps to (supposedly) keep it in place!
~ roll of tulle -- you can find it in the wedding section!

STEP ONE: Cut your roll of tulle into six equal sections. You will then fold each tulle strip and sew a casing for your headband to fit through. Remember to backstitch at the beginning and end! My headband was 1/4" wide, and I sewed my casings 3/8" wide -- and it worked perfectly. You can choose to sew each strip's casing separately, or you could do as I did (as shown in the above photo) and overlap each strip a few inches so there is less separation in the strips when worn. If you do it the way I did, just make sure you end up with one continuous casing! :o)

There are a couple ways you could fold your tulle strips:
Option A: Fold each tulle strip exactly in half.
Option B: Fold each tulle strip so one end is about 8" shorter than the other. This gives the veil a little more body and interest, with the shorter layer on top.
(Wish I'd done Option B, but didn't think of it until I was already done!)


STEP TWO: Thread the tulle onto the headband. I chose to use the headband in my three-pack that came with a bow on it -- which luckily happened to be the white one!


STEP THREE: Scrunch all the tulle together at the top.

DONE!
Told you it was easy!!

12 comments:

Simply Sara said...

Yes! I think I might be able to pull this one off :)
Thanks for the great idea & tutorial!

Leslie said...

very cute...to be sure it would be loved by every little girl

L Johnson said...

Love it!

Miss Muffin said...

Uh, I would have LOVED this as a kid! Gotta remember it in case my daughter ever gets into the "veil-phase" ... :-)

casserole said...

I LOVE your brain! This is BRILLIANT!!

I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-a-childs-dress-up-wedding-veil/2010/03/23/

--Anne

Wendy said...

This makes me very happy--I can hardly wait to make one for the dress-up box. Is the model B???

kilgore said...

Just made this for my daughter and it was a HUGE HIT. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

What a fun idea, I love this! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Genius! Love this!

~ Sarah

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Doesn't get much easier than this! It would be great for a first Communion veil, too!! I linked to this on my last week's weekly roundup and am just now (yikes!) getting around to comment. Thanks so much for sharing!

castaways said...

Love your tutorial. Just made two for granddaughters - one of them keeps asking for a "marry hat" and now, thanks to you, she gets one!