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Sewing 4 inch wide lace on a veil

RosemaryDesigns's picture

I am making a veil for a bride, and she has purchased 4 inch wide, straight , beautiful alencon-like lace for the trim, from her homeland. She has decided on cathedral length. The bottom will be rounded off. No blusher. I have searched the internet...repeatedly, but cannot find anything on how to apply the lace to the tulle. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!

lou19's picture

There are LOTS of books on

There are LOTS of books on making bridal wear and veils, try amazon.

"I do veils- so can you" by Claudia Lynch

I use a matching or invisible thread , narrow zig zag,  follow design of lace where possible ,  and trim tulle  near to stitches after sewing.

stillsuesew's picture

Just overlap the lace on top

Just overlap the lace on top of the edge of the tulle and I like to use the  three step zigzag if it is available.  Try not to stretch the tulle or lace.  And then trim away the tulle.