Step 3: Rolled Hem

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!
I'd never consent to wear a veil myself (traditional symbolism that doesn't coincide with my values), but that's very lovely!
What's wrong with traditional symbolism?
Like Kaelessin said, there's nothing wrong with the symbolism; it's just not something I would want to prescribe to. Some historical veil symbolism is just plain weird to me, and other symbolism really rubs me the wrong way.<br><br>http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-symbolism-of-a-brides-veil.htm<br><br>A veil to protect the bride against the &quot;evil eye&quot; is weird to me. A veil to obscure the bride's face - so the husband her father arranged for her to have won't see her ahead of time and want to back out - seems creepy to me. A veil to symbolize virginity, with the husband's lifting of the veil to kiss the bride representative of his breaking of the hymen later that night, really grosses me out. What happens between my legs is nobody's business but mine and my partner's.<br><br>I know most women these days wear veils simply because they're pretty. There's nothing wrong with that; it's just not my thing because I can't forget about the history behind the tradition.
Seriously, marriage itself is traditional symbolism...<br><br>
I see were that could get people on edge. Now every time I see a veil lifted it'll look pornographic to me. O.o XD
Nothing's inherently <em>wrong </em>with them . . . for some though, the traditional symbols do not support their worldview. For myself, it has a lot to do with the emphasis that is placed in the symbols and not in the truly important things. It has a lot to do with the emptiness and the frequency with which the real point of a thing is missed . . .you know, missing the forest for the trees. Personally I've become frustrated with all the blather about weddings in general and, despite being a very spiritual person, disagree with weddings in general . . .not marriage . . .just weddings. I'm sure this is a minority opinion :P but there it is!<br> <br> I'm certainly not speaking for supersoftdrink . . .just presenting another's two cents.<br> <br> Anyway, awesome job saving money on this piece of your ensemble. It helps reduce some of the silliness I find in the wedding process. . .the cost is way out of proportion! Way to stick it to the wedding emporium man!
The overly large fairy god mother weddings are where I could see people not agreeing, and my parents got married in a court house full of stuffed ducks, having a veil of some kind wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. Haha.
heh stuffed ducks?! that sounds like an amazing story lol!
uuuh with lace maybe
oh yeah, did i tell you your making my dress for my non existent wedding? ok.thnx.bai.<br /><br />;)
awesome and great advice! I had a super-cheap wedding and made my veil for a little over 10 bucks :) without sewing it. <br> <br>I just bought an unfinished veil which was super-cheap and hot glued it to a white-quilted headband that had pearls on it. Voila! It turned out great (well, perfect for me).
Love it! you look like a princess!
So simple and elegant. Great!
<a href="www.vse-kamini.ru">so nice!</a>
you look so pretty!!
I was wondering how to make one like this. It is so pretty. I love the length. Serging it added a nice touch.
awww, super-pretty!

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