How To Make A Tutucomments (0) June 21st, 2011
Measure childs' waist and cut elastic 2" smaller than measurement to allow for stretch. Sew both ends of elastic together by hand or with sewing machine.
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You will need 4-6 yards of tulle for baby/toddler tutu. Cut into 6" strips. You will also need to cut the length of each strip. Let's say you want the tutu to be 14" long. Double that length to 28" and cut each 6" strip to 28" long. You determine length. :)
Best way to cut strips is to leave the tulle folded as it came from the store and cut the strips so you're cutting though multiple layers. Saves you time.
Some strips might not come out completely even, but it really is ok once all strips are tied on. Any mistakes can be hidden.
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Fold your strip in half and bring it behind the elastic waistband to form a loop.
Bring the ends of the tulle strip through the loop. Pull down to tighten. Make sure not to pull it too tight.
Slipknot should look like picture above.
Continue tying slipknots or regular knots around the entire waistband. You will probably use between 40-60 strips of tulle. All depends on waist size. And there you have a finished tutu!
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