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Hello all!

I want to make a bandeau birdcage veil from Russian tulle, perhaps this fabric .

What I can’t figure out is how to get a nice clean, finished edge after I cut the tulle. My sewing skills aren’t phenomenal, but I can definitely do a little bit.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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    Mar 1, 2013, 02.27 AMby NoirGirl

    A machine rolled hem may work…depends on how well the veiling can be pressed and if a basic machine stitch will hold it. Casey Brown has an excellent tutorial on machine rolled hems here: elegantmusings.com/2011/09/cssa-hemming/

    On my vintage hats, it looks like the wide net veiling has been carefully snipped to create a neat edge. Cut so that the diamonds are all intact, if that makes sense.

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      Mar 4, 2013, 09.35 PMby shrimpsaladcircus

      Thanks for your help. Maybe I’ll try the snipping. I know exactly what you mean about the little diamonds. Thanks!

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    Mar 8, 2013, 12.50 AMby katexxxxxx

    I think that’s far to coarse a net for a rolled edge. If you don’t want just a cut edge, experiment with a satin bias binding. A solid bound edge often looks good on net, but it’ll depend what effect you want.

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