DIY - How to make a lace bridal headpiece

Posted by Administrator on 3/9/2014 to Tutorials / Craft ideas

Anyone who has planned a wedding knows just how much those gorgeous bridal headpieces cost. Designer items can be in the hundreds, and even simple handmade pieces can still cost at least $50.

This tutorial aims to give you the inspiration and encouragement to make your own bridal headpiece - one which you can wear with pride on your special day. This one has a Gatsby feel to it, but the possibilities are endless. The cost of this project is just $4!

What you will need:

  • 1 metre of lace. Our range of laces start at .80c per metre HERE.
  • 1 embroidered bridal embellishment. We used our 'Audrey' applique which is available for $3 in our Bridal supplies category HERE.
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine or needle & thread

Step 1:

  • Cut your lace in half.  You can trim down excess lace once your project is complete and you know just how much lace (if any) you want cascading down from your tied bow.

Step 2:

  • Turn your embellishment over and place one end of the lace where you want the lace to join your embellishment (see photo below). 
  • Either zig-zag stitch the two pieces together on your machine or hand sew securely in place. To avoid breaking your needle or thread be careful not to stitch over any beads/sequins on the applique.
  • Repeat step 2 to attach the remaining half of the lace onto the other side of your applique.

And truly ... it's that simple!

Wear the headpiece with the tie under your hair at the nape of your neck or, for a more boho look, run it across your forehead and tied over your hair at the back of your head.

The photo below shows the finished sewn section.  You will find that the join is camouflaged amongst the embroidery work on the bridal applique.

Little Tee Tee stocks a range of bridal laces, appliques, rhinestone buttons and trims which are perfect for keeping the cost of your wedding day under control! For ideas on more bridal headpieces, sashes, invitations, table settings etc. I suggest you become familiar with Pinterest - if you are not already addicted to the site!