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Bridal Sewing & Craft Projects

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Crowning Glories Veil

Crowning glories wedding veil from JoAnn Stores at www.joann.comWhen it comes to wedding accessories, there's nothing like a veil to make you feel like a bride. Slip on that special headpiece made just for you and something magical happens. Directions are for a V-shaped form, but other bases can be used. And instead of purchasing a veil as suggested, tulle can used to make a veil any desired length and number of tiers.


  • V-shaped buckram form
  • 4" x 25" (10cm x 64cm) strip of white satin
    to cover form
  • 8" (20cm) square of white satin for flowers and leaves
  • straight pins
  • 30" (75cm) two-tiered white veil
  • white feathers
  • pearl spray
  • 8mm sew-on pearls
  • one sequin flower appliqué
  • 3" (8cm) white bridal loops
  • 7-1/2" (19cm) white Velcro®
  • 20" (51cm) white lace
  • hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • sewing needle
  • sewing machine
  • white thread
  • two clear hair combs

Cover Form

Fold under one short end of satin; wrap around form so edges overlap inside form and folded end is at back of form; pin. Hand-sew edges together using an overcast stitch.

Make flowers and leaves

Make one flat flower as follows. Cut a 1-1/2" x 6" (3.5cm x 15cm) satin strip. Fold in half lengthwise; run a row of basting stitches along raw edge, leaving long thread ends. Remove needle; pull threads to gather edge into a circle, ends overlapping; knot threads securely. Sew flower appliqué in center.

Make one ranunculus as follows. Cut a 2" x 8" (5cm x 20cm) piece of satin. Fold in half lengthwise; run a row of basting stitches along raw edge. Pull thread to gather, wrapping strip into spiral; tack to secure.

Make three leaves as follows. Cut a 2" x 1-1/4" (5cm x 3cm) piece of satin. Fold in half lengthwise. Fold both ends down diagonally toward center. Next, fold corners to center. Run a row of gathering stitches along bottom edge. Gather stitches; knot thread ends.

Embellish Form

Sew feathers, pearls, and pearl spray to headpiece, pushing needle through buckram form to secure. Sew flowers and leaves to center of arrangement. Hot-glue lace around inside of form to conceal stitches.

Attach Veil

Separate Velcro strip. Sew edge of veil along lower edge of loop side of strip with machine zigzag stitches. Reattach Velcro pieces; hot-glue assembly to inside back of covered form.

Attaching Combs

Cut white bridal loops in two pieces; hot-glue to insides of form. Slip combs through loops to finish.


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