Friday, October 12, 2007

No Sew Fru Fru tutu

Tutu's are super easy to make. You don't even need a sewing machine!

Time 1.5 to 2 hours

Measuring tape
Cutting board and ruler - not a must have, sure makes life easy
Rotary cutter or good scissors
about 4 years of tulle
1/2 to 3/4 inche elastic

1. Measure the waist you want the tutu to fit. Cut elastic to size and tie a hard not. Don't worry about it being too small elastic stretches. If your wiggle worm can stand still you can measure and tie the waist at the same time.

2. Measure the length you like. Start with the belly button and mark the length you like. You could also tie the strips first then cut for a more jagged looke.

Using your cutting board or scissors cut tulle to the length you like5 inch strips. To keep your strips neat and orderly add a rubber band around the strips or toss them in a small bag. You will have lots of strips!

Find a comfortable place where you can sit and pull tulle from the bag. This will take about 45 minutes to an hours. STart with a strip of tulle fold it in half. The center will be where you start to wrap the tulle at the band. You can do the hang man's loop (folded in half the tulle is pulled through itself) or just a simple tie. Make sure it is nice and tight. Take you next strip and tie. Do this until your tutu is to the fullness you like.

I would love to know how this works. Please leave a comment!

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