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post #21 of 44
I made one of these for DD yesterday but I'm having a problem. DD keeps pulling all the strips off again!

my netting fabric is fairly soft and I've pulled the knots as tight as I can but they keep slipping. My strips also seem a lot narrower than other peoples, (think more a grass skirt look), maybe that's it. Anyone got any ideas on how to stop her (she's 2 so telling her not to pick it is definalty not going to work )

Right now I'm thinking I'll have to sew round the band to stop her getting the bits off.
post #22 of 44
Thread Starter 
I can't think of anyway to stop that other than stitching into each of the knots.... post a pic
post #23 of 44
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Originally Posted by LaughingHyena View Post
I made one of these for DD yesterday but I'm having a problem. DD keeps pulling all the strips off again!

my netting fabric is fairly soft and I've pulled the knots as tight as I can but they keep slipping. My strips also seem a lot narrower than other peoples, (think more a grass skirt look), maybe that's it. Anyone got any ideas on how to stop her (she's 2 so telling her not to pick it is definalty not going to work )

Right now I'm thinking I'll have to sew round the band to stop her getting the bits off.
Get a thick pretty ribbon. Fold it over both sides of the waistband and sew it down.
post #24 of 44
I would probably sew it up like the pp mentioned. If you dont sew or dont want to though...how about a drop of fabric glue when you are tying each knot?!
post #25 of 44
This was a great idea, and I made one for DD last night as well. I am having static problems though. Anyone else with a staticky tutu? What can I do about it?
It's starting to give DD fits...
post #26 of 44
Thread Starter 
I rubbed a dryer sheet over it and it seemed to cut the static down quite a bit.

I've also heard that if you rub a wire hanger over the item, that will reduce the static.
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post #29 of 44
omg these are SOOOOOO cute! i'm going to make one for dd very soon, and if it comes out well i'll make one for her little friend's 2nd birthday in july.

thanks for posting pics!
post #30 of 44
Has anyone tried washing one of these? They are super cute but..... I know my 2yo.
post #31 of 44
Well, I assume over time the ribbons would begin to fray.

I bet you could do a "grass skirt" using strips of green felt using this same idea...
post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by alaska View Post
...You can use a woman's headband - the stretchy fabric kind - I used one made by Goody - as the waist band...

They had these at the dollar store last night. I bought 2 sets (6 bands in each). I really want to make these! So so cute.
post #33 of 44
Oh how I wish ds was a girl.......but DH would kill me if I made one for him....lol
post #34 of 44
I have been really into making tutus lately. I like to use non-roll elastic. I measure the waist and sew the elastic just a bit smaller than the waist. Or if you are really lazy you can secure with a small safety pin.

I measure down to the knee (or however long you want it) and cut out tulle twice the length. I like to use rolls of 6" tulle. Use tape on the table or counter to mark down the length. Using a rotary cutter will make the ends nice and straight but using scissors also works. Or for times when I am truly lazy, I just wrap the tulle around cardboard, a book, etc that is the proper length, and then just cut all pieces at the same time. The edges will be a little more ragged but the kids won't notice.

Tie the ribbon around the elastic using a larks head knot. Someone posted a good link earlier. Otherwise here is a technical website. http://www.ehow.com/how_13480_make-larks-head.html

If you want to add ribbons, I find that satin works really well. You can always use a lighter really quick on the tips to prevent fraying. Or you can try clear nail polish.

Here are a few that I have made.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26..._line_item.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26...5/DSCN9167.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26...hy25/sears.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26...5/IMG_4034.jpg (this one was a gift but I used my son to measure the size)
post #35 of 44
Too cute!
post #36 of 44
These are so cute. I just joined, and I'm so excited about all the ideas I'm getting. I'm not especially crafty, but these seem simple enough....and I have a daughter who would love one as well as 4 nieces.
post #37 of 44
Those look like fun~ I need to make one!
post #38 of 44
I made one years ago by sewing the ribbons on - I'll need to try one using knots. Looks much easier!
post #39 of 44
Thanks for sharing, I made DD1 a purple one last night. I'll have to post a pic.
post #40 of 44
Mom2Noah - just to clarify for myself - your strips are 6 inches wide? Thanks!
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