Sewing with tulle

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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Marlys in Indiana
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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HC
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
> 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 > > -- > marmarlet (at) verizon (dot) net >
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Lee & Cathi Thomas
I can attest to this method; I've serged tulle on my serger with a rolled hem, it came out great.
-Irene
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae West
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IMS
Overlocking a rolled hem would be nicest, if you could find someone with an overlocker Liz
> 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 > > -- > marmarlet (at) verizon (dot) net >
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Liz Hall
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
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Seeker
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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Janet

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