Sewing with tulle

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Has anyone every done any sewing of tulle on a machine?
I need to put an edging on a bridal veil for my daughter.
If I could do it by machine in stead of by hand, I would
really be able to get it done so much faster.
Any and all suggestions welcome.
    Marlys in Indiana

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Re: Sewing with tulle
If you have an overlocker (serger) why not do a rolled hem with rayon
thread?  You could use fishing line within the rolled hem to give added
body to the edge.

Hope this helps?
Bronwyn ;-)

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Re: Sewing with tulle
I can attest to this method; I've serged tulle on my serger with a
rolled hem, it came out great.

-Irene


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Re: Sewing with tulle
I did this project last year.  Bought a foot to guide the ribbon and still
had problems with the tulle not laying flat.  I did it twice and then cut
the ribbon off and ended up using fabric glue.  Veils in bridal stores are
either sewn or glued.

Cathi
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Re: Sewing with tulle
Overlocking a rolled hem would be nicest, if you could find someone with an
overlocker
Liz

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Re: Sewing with tulle
On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 04:37:57 GMT, "Marlys in Indiana"

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It's very nice to hear from you, Marlys. I've wondered how you are and
hope you are doing well.  How lovely th t your daughter is planning a
wedding and of course you are at her side giving those critical
touches. Happy times!!! Hope you come by often.
Blessings,
Sharon

Re: Sewing with tulle
On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 04:37:57 GMT, "Marlys in Indiana"

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I glued the satin ribbon edging on my daughter's veil and it was fine,
but it was a mess to do. If you do it, I used 'clippies' as 'clamps'
and it worked ok.

But when i made 2 more veils last week, I SEWED the trim on. I have my
mother's old straight-stitch Singer (a 201).  I used a ribbon foot to
keep the ribbon edging fed and straight under the foot, then simply
guided the tulle so I stitched about 1/2" from the edge (evening out
any  rough edges).

At the end, I trimmed the tulle to the stitching and voila -- veil
edged in about 5 minutes.  NO problem. I was amazed. I AGONIZED last
year about finding the right glue and how to avoid the glue going
THROUGH the tulle and keeping the ribbon STUCK until it set, etc.

It's surprisingly easy to do.  Get some scraps and practice.  Oh yes,
to gather the veil to put on a comb, I simply loosened my top tension
ALL the way and stitched.  Then I pulled the lower thread and ..
perfect gather.

Janet in Rowlett

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