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#1 of 44 Old 04-19-2007, 06:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I made this for DD last night, thought I'd share...
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How cute! Do you have a tutorial for it? :
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I'll check with the mama who originally posted the instructions over at thebabywearer and make sure it's okay I post them here.....
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i've made no-sew tutus a lot too, let me know if you'd like me to post my tutuorial too? (since there is some question about posting the other?)
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Yes,please. : I have a friend with a dd who would love it.
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My daughters would LOVE the tutu. Any instructions/tutorial would be fantastic! Thanks.
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That looks great...and no sewing? How fun! Do you just loop the strips of tulle and ribbon over a waistband? Now I have to try it! I have seen tutus like those for sale for $20 or more on HC...hhhmmmm...
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Oh yes, tutorial please! : I have a few nieces and a dd who would LOVE one of those.

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That is so cute!!!!
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She hasn't gotten back to me yet - but I can't imagine it would be a problem since she posted the instructions online at another forum
I think I followed her instructions pretty closely - her etsy store is called fyrebrand and she used to sell pixie skirts that are like these tutus, but without the tulle. Anyway, here's what I did:

You can use a woman's headband - the stretchy fabric kind - I used one made by Goody - as the waist band.
I cut my strips of tulle & ribbon so they were twice as long as I ultimately wanted them to be.
Take a piece of tulle or ribbon and fold it in half. You want it positioned under the headband - folded end up closest to the band. take the loose ends and pull them through the folded end, around the band. Pull tight. REpeat. I put my tulle on first, so it would hold the ribbon up.
that's it - No sew, and SUPER easy!
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That is so no sew cute! I can see making wrist and ankle ones too using shorter lengths of fabric. and hair ties. CUTE TUTU!
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Thanks! I might have to make one for my niece's birthday this week.

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operamommy, do you knit? I thought that this tutu, along with the little crown from Interweave Knits (free pattern) would make the best gift.
I just made DD that crown for her to wear to a costume party (she was a mermaid princess) I'll post a pic....
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That's so cute! DD wants one for Halloween so she can be a fairy- Tinkerbell in particular- go figure, her name is Pixie!
We were thinking of doing one in shiny blues and greens for that.

Thanks for the idea!
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alaska, unfortunately I crochet but not knit. A matching crown would be adorable...wonder if I can find a crochet pattern - or maybe just sew a felt one?

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Here is a photo tutorial that I have found online. You can use tulle & ribbon using the same technique. It sounds the same as the instructions Alaska posted.

http://www.gophotography.com/tutu/

Tutu are so fun to make.
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cute! i can't wait to try it. thanks for posting this.

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Cute!

A few questions:
How WIDE did you cut the strips? And about how much did it cost?
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I didn't cut the width of them at all - I found spools of tulle at Joanns that were perfectly sized. If you had to cut the width, too, the ones I used were about 2 - 2 1/2 inches.
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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.
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I can't think of anyway to stop that other than stitching into each of the knots.... post a pic
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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.
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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?!
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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...
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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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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!
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Has anyone tried washing one of these? They are super cute but..... I know my 2yo.

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