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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Homemade Communion Veil How-to

First communion veil!
My daughter is making her First Communion this year! Super exciting so we decided that she would wear a home-made veil. I started with my supplies.
A communion veil (purchased at craft store)
A plain white head band (Also purchased at craft store)
Some white flowers and some lacey beaded ribbon or other embellishment that you like.
Curved needle
Thread
Possibly some craft glue
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First, I pinned the veil where I wanted it on the headband.



Next, using a curved needle I hand sewed the veil in place. It was a little tricky because my hand sewing is not that great, but the stitches won’t be seen so it’s OK! I tried only going through the satin covering that is on the headband.




Next, I used fray check on my lace so make sure that the ends don unravel.


Then, I pinned the lace onto the headband.



Then, I stitched it into place. I used a regular needle but you could use the curved one. I also took some craft glue and dabbed it on to make sure the edges stayed down.


Then, I pinned the flowers in place and stitched them into place.



Here it is! The finished product!!

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The best part is my daughter thinks it's too pouffy at the top... so back to the old drawing board!