6 Easy Steps to Make a Classic Wedding Veil with a Comb BBCrafts.com

Whether your wedding is high fascination or more of a low-key antique affair, a veil is flawless for finishing off your bridal look. It comes in a wide range of sizes ranging from shoulder to cathedral length. Wedding veils can be expensive, so if you don’t want to break your budget, you can try to make your own.

They are basically easy to create and you are able to add your personal touches for making it unique to your style. It is ideal to find an online fabric store for buying all your wedding-related products such as ribbon, fabric, chair cover, tablecloth, napkin, silk flower petals, and many others at wholesale prices. Below, I’m going to share step-by-step instructions for making your own wedding veil with a comb.

Materials that You Will Need:

  • Tulle fabric
  • Iron and ironing board/pad
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle, thread & scissors
  • Measuring tape and something for making a mark to your fabric
  • Comb


Step 1: Iron and Prep the Fabric You will Use to Make the Veil

Start by ironing out any kinks or folds in your fabric. After that, layout the fabric on a large, flat surface.

Step 2: Measure, Smear, and Cut the Tulle or Netting

Take your measuring tape and mark where you will need to cut. If you want to keep the edges of your veil raw, then cut it carefully. You can use super sharp sewing scissors or a rotary cutter.

If you want to round corners of your veil, it’s so simple. Grab something round to trace that will make sure that each corner is evenly cut.

Step 3: Start Sewing Your DIY Veil

Now, it’s time to sew your wedding veil. Set your sewing machine and start to sew a straight line of stitches along the top of the veil. Lave a long tail from your ribbon thread. And the fabric will possibly gather just a bit as you are sewing – that’s fine.

Step 4: Sew a Second Line Below the First Line

In this step, squash the fabric out, smoothing out any assembled areas that gathered up while you were sewing the first line. After that, sew a second line of stitches about one-half inch below the first line of stitches. Here, also leave a long tail from your ribbon thread.

Now, you will have two parallel lines of stitches. These are basically the base of your wedding veil.

Step 5: Pull the Thread Tails to Gather the Fabric

Now, gather the fabric to form a piece of flat tulle into a veil. For doing so, hold the veil and gently pull the ribbon thread tail for each straight line of stitches. After this, your fabric will start to gather.

After grabbing your fabric to the same length as your comb, tie the threads at each end many times for ensuring they stay put. You can add glue for securing it with your comb properly. Trim the excess thread and fabric from the top.

Step 6: Attach the Veil to a Comb

Now, you will have your own veil, but you will need a way for attaching it to your head. So, grab your comb and set it so that it’s curving up. After that lay the gathered edge of the veil on the comb.

Use needle and thread for sewing the veil onto the comb by sewing stitches around each comb tooth. And ensure to tie knots in the threads at the end.

Place veil in your hair through the comb teeth fronting down and with the comb bent toward your head.

By following the above-mentioned steps, you can make your own wedding veil without spending extra money. You can find one of the best wholesale wedding and craft products including tulle fabric, ribbons, deco mesh, lace, napkins, chair covers, tablecloths, and many others.