Friday, January 20, 2012

No Sew Tutu Tutorial

Supplies Needed:
Tulle      
Elastic
Scissors
Ruler
Coffee Can (or something round, your leg, full paper towel roll, ect.)

Directions:
1.  Measure the waist and cut elastic 3” shorter.
Example:  If the waist is 20” you will want to cut your elastic at 17”

Wearing           Waist               Cut Elastic     
0-6 Month         10-14”               7-11”  
6-12 M              14-16”             11-13”
12-24 M           16-18”             13-15”
2-3 T                18-20”             15-17”
4-5 T               20-22”             17-19”
6-7 Small        22-24”             19-21”
8-10 Medium  24-26”             21-23”
10-12 Large   26-28”             23-25”
NOTE: These are not exact, just ideas to go by

2.  Sew elastic ends together.  You can do this by hand or machine.
I used a ZigZag stich on mine
3.  Measure from the waist to where you want the tutu to end and then double it.
Example:  If you want the length to be 13”, you will need to cut the tulle 26”
Wearing           Cut Tulle         Cut Tulle         Actual Length
(Size)               (Width)            (Length)         Will be
0-6 M               6”                    14”                  7”                   
6-12 M             6”                    18”                  9”
12-24 M           6”                    22”                  11”
2-3 T                6”                    26”                  13”
4-5 T                6”                    30”                  15”
6-7 Small         6”                    34”                  17”
8-10 Medium   6”                    38”                  19”
10-12 Large    6”                    42”                  21”
NOTE: These are not exact, just ideas to go by

4.  Pull the elastic over your coffee can, or whatever round object you choose.


5.  Tying the Knot!  I am sure you can find tons of ways online to tie tulle on.  I just played with it until I found something I liked.  Here is what I came up with, a simple slip knot (shown above).
1-Gather in the middle    2-Slip under the elastic    3-Pull through loop    4-Tighten 

6.  Continue tying all the way around in whatever pattern you choose.  I choice pink, white, pink white. 
Tighten as light or tight as you want. Once again, play with it!  I did the whole thing lightly at first…

7.  Then I decided I didn’t like the loose look and tightened it up…




(Final Picture Coming SoonJ)

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