Sewing on tulle

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Have any of you every done any sewing on tulle?  DD is getting ready
for her wedding in August and I want to put a narrow edging on her veil
by machine if at all possible.
Any suggestions??  All answers appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
    Marlys in Indiana

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I don't know anything sewing on tulle, but I wanted to say it's good to see
you are sewing and posting on the groups again.  I've often thought of you.
Emily



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Thank you so much.  It's been a rough 22 months for me.  After losing my son
and then losing my DH, a best friend from highschool passed away in Oct.,
and at the end of May (last month) my best friend from college passed away.
Trying to get back into the swing of sewing.  Mainly quilting but DD's
wedding
is now taking front stage, so to speak, in spite of all the heartache.
Marlys in Indiana

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((((((Marlys))))))

Glad you have something so positive to look forward to.



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I can really relate to your mixed emotions.  My DH was
killed just before Christmas in '01, and several months
later my DD met the man she would marry.  She and I went
through some pretty wrenching emotional times planning the
wedding, with so many regrets about her Dad not being there
to walk her down the aisle and share her joy.

We actually decided to place a chair where he would have
been seated (an outdoor wedding), and I laid a single
scarlet rose across the empty seat when I was escorted to my
seat.  It meant a great deal to DD and me to acknowledge him
that special day.  My other son-in-law officiated, and we
decided to have him go to meet DD half-way along the aisle
and escort her the rest of the way (he is like a brother to
her).  He did not "give her away", nor did I.

I hope you have lots of love and support, you are going
through such a stressful, heartbreaking time, but there is
much joy, too.  My DD is so happy in her marriage, and I
adore my new second "son".

I wish you the best,

Beverly



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It's good to see you posting again, Marlys.  I've thought of you often.

The only time I've sewn on tulle was with a serger, so I'm afraid I
can't help you much there. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding,
though!!

-Irene

On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 02:53:53 GMT, "Marlys in Indiana"

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Marlys in Indiana wrote:
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What kind of edging? Sewing a narrow ribbon or folded tape on the edge
is not much different than working with fabric.

You can also do a corded edge, which you do by zig-zagging over a narrow
cord along the edge of the tulle, and then trimming anything that sticks
out along the edges.

In both cases you want to practice a few times, to get the machine
setting right so you don't have snags or pulls that mar the hem you're
making.



Dawn

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HI!!  THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO POST ON THIS SITE.  FINALLY SOMETHING
ABOUT SEWING.  IF YOU WANT TO SEW A SCALLOP EDING, YOU AND PUT A STRIP
OF SOLVY OVER AND UNDER THE EDGE..STITCH YOUR SCALOP EDGING..  WHEN
DONE CUT AWAY THE SOLVY AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN TO EDGE ON ALL SIDES.
THEN TAKE A DAMP CLOTH AND BLOT THE SCALOP STITCHING..  LET AIR DRY.
THIS IS THE EASIEST WAY FOR ME.  LET ME KNOW HOW YOU DO..  I WISH YOU
THE BEST.


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On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 02:53:53 GMT, "Marlys in Indiana"

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Back in the sixties when I got married, we left the edges of veils
raw.  Tulle doesn't fray, and the thin edge contributes to the
floats-in-air delicacy that you are looking for when you choose tulle.

But fashions change.  Buy extra and experiment until you get the look
you are after.  


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Joy Beeson wrote:

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That was true for my wedding in 1960 also.  By the time
older DD married in '83, she admired veils with a tiny
rolled edge, I attempted to replicate this with a very
narrow satin stitch zig-zag.  It worked 'sorta'.  I wish I'd
had the serger with the ability to do a rolled hem then. She
also wanted tiny seed pearls scattered randomly on the
chapel length train.  IIRC, she started sewing them on,
ended up using glue, it was tedious work.  She laid waxed
paper under the tulle so it didn't glued itself down to
anything.

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Indeed!  When younger DD married in 2004 she refused to have
a veil or headpiece at all.  ;-}  She wore tiny iridescent
dragonflies, made by her older sister, in her hair.

Beverly



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On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 20:18:33 -0400, Joy Beeson

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I made my daughter's veil out of a sheer organza... not as sheer as
tulle, but very pretty and it didn't have the tulle 'clinginess'.
Edged it by gluing on  1/8" ribbon, trimmed, and done. Well, it wasn't
THAT easy.  I experimented with glues and 'clamps' and had more glue
on my fingers than i want to admit.

Then made two tulle veils this year ... and discovered this had its
own good and bad points.  The "doesn't fray" was DEFINITELY a great
thing.  I just sewed on the 1/8" ribbon again, trimmed, and voila.
Sewing was a 5 minute job even on the cathedral-length veil.  MUCH
easier.  I was surprised that tulle was so easy to sew.

Janet

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Marlys in Indiana wrote:

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   I have read through all of the responses and didn't notice anyone
mention using tissue paper to sew on tulle and other open, lightweight
fabrics.  I usually recycle the tissue from gifts -- I will iron it and
then cut it into 2" wide strips.  I lay the strip along the underside of
the seam to be sewn so that the paper is against the sole plate & feed
dogs of the machine.  This gives the feed dogs something substantial to
grab onto and makes sewing netting, lace, organza, chiffon, etc. much
easier!  CiaoMeow >^;;^<

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That is the whole trick right there.

When I have to sew tulle or lace I will often run a line of narrow
ribbon along the inside edge, with tulle more often a wider bit of
ribbon folded in half so as to cover both sides and the edge (the edge
of tulle is unpleasently scratchy).  That gives a solid base to work
with, and if it is to be joined to another piece or edged, it will
never show.  It is a lifesaver when doing gathers with such fabrics as
well.
More than once I have used both the ribbon and the paper trick as Tia
Mary has outlined when doing veils, lace overskirts and such like
things.  Both are also useful when working with light floaty fabrics
that are prone to snagging.

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