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ghoties
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Date: 7/8/06 12:08 PM

I agreed to make a wedding veil for my friend. The style she has picked out has a pencil edge finish to it. From what I understand, it's a narrow, rolled, embroidered hem. Any ideas how I can go about it w/ a regular sewing machine w/o accidentally making it into a lettuce edge?

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Date: 7/8/06 2:33 PM

Pattern McCall 2057 Has direcions for pencil edge veil made with zig zag machine.

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Date: 7/17/06 0:10 AM

Do you know where I could find 2057? It's apparently out of print!

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Date: 7/17/06 5:25 AM

ebay.com has 9 of these patterns "buy it now"

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Date: 7/26/06 9:48 AM

I made the veil for my wedding with a pencil edge. I loved it and got lots of compliments.

I bought some very thin, maybe size 10, cotton from the yarn department and then held it in place over the edge of the tule and zigzagged it down. If you have a sewing cabinet with a drawer you can put the yarn in there and close it most of the way so the thread feeds out or even in a shoe box with a hole cut in the top. -- Just something to keep it from rolling all over the room. This was super easy to do and looked great! Just take a strip of tule and some of this yarn and do a practice swatch to see the look.

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Date: 8/17/06 12:16 PM

I used a similar method to make my future DIL's veil as well as a veil for her best friend. The only two things I did differently was I used cording I found in the drapery section. I think it was marketed to be used when making roman shades. It was less expensive, had a bright white sheen to it which helped it to blend in with the tule.

I also zig zag stitiched it about an inch above the the finish line, carfully trimming the excess off after the cord was sewn on. Which may sound tedious but actually was quite easy especially if you have something dark under the tule for contrast.

I enjoyed making those veils so much I would love to do it again.

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Date: 12/1/12 10:50 AM

I realize this post is super old but... Would a cording foot be necessary to sew the cord to the illusion or can I just use my regular presser foot?

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Date: 12/1/12 12:26 PM

I think the only thing a cording foot has that makes it different than a typical foot is a groove in the base of the foot to help guide the cording. About half the feet that came with my machine have such a groove, and I don't find that it makes a *huge* difference when working with cord, etc--the groove is not terribly deep.

If you do feel the need for a specialty foot, I have a couching foot for my Viking that might be really helpful--the yarn passes through holes or a channel in the top of the foot, which really helps keep it straight while stitching. This article shows how they work and a couple of different types:

http://www.heirloomcreations.net/foot-of-the-month/foot-of-the-month-couching-foot/

Mine were pretty pricey, so I probably wouldn't invest in one unless you really just think it's fun, or absolutely aren't pleased with the results you're getting with your normal feet. :)

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Date: 12/11/12 8:56 PM

I saw Sandra Betzina using rattail....

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