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Simply Tutus

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Description
NO-SEW TUTU
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • Tulle, 2 yds each: 4 colors
  • One pkg 1/2" elastic
  • Scissors or rotary & mat
  • Ruler
  • Basic hand sewing supplies

DIRECTIONS:
1. Measure waist size and cut elastic to that measurement. Overlap ends and sew or tie together forming a circle.

2. Cut tulle into 4" and 6" strips the width of tulle. Cut each piece in half or vary the length for dimension.

3. Layer 2 strips, fold in half & loop the center point under the waistband and pull ends through to make a knot.

4. Continue to tie knots of tulle onto elastic. Do not to tie too tight or it will curl the elastic. Keep knots to one side of elastic. 30 to 40 knots will fill the elastic.

LOW-SEW TUTU
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • Pink tulle, 3 yds each: 2 colors
  • 2 yds of 1 1/2" ribbon
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies

DIRECTIONS:
1. Measure waist size. Mark waist measurement on ribbon, with centers matching.

2. Cut from each color of tulle 12", 14", 20", 24" and 28" long strips by width of fabric.

3. Fold each strip in half lengthwise.

4. Layer the longest on the bottom and shortest on the top, alternating the two colors matching folded edges.

5. Pin strips together, run a basting seam along folded edge.

6. Gather tulle to match waist measurement. Pin to ribbon, matching center and end marks.

7. Sew tulle to ribbon through all thicknesses. Fold ribbon over the top of the gathering and sew again, encasing the gathering in the ribbon. Use extra ribbon length for ties.

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