Step 3: Rolled Hem

Picture of Rolled Hem
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There are lots of ways you can finish the edges of your veil.

The easiest way for me was to use the rolled hem setting on my serger.  It involves lowering the cutting blade and turning the stitch length and widths down.  It took about 10 minutes to finish serging all the edges.  To clean up any left over serger trails, get a wide eyed needle and thread them back through the row of serging.  Simple!

If you want to use ribbon for an even cleaner looking edge, sew the ribbon onto the fabric about 1/2 - 1 inch away from the cut edge using a straight stitch on your sewing machine.  (of course, you can always do it by hand, but know in advance it will take some time).  After sewing on the ribbon or trim, carefully cut away the fabric so the ribbon is the new edge.

The fun thing about making your own veil is that you can mix up the colors and designs as much as you like!