Projects on My Plate

  • Veda's Birthday Party
  • Sienna's Birthday Party
  • Sienna's Pencil Skirt
  • Pencil Skirt
  • Wardrobe re-do
  • Floral Skirt for Mommy
  • Breck's Bedding
  • Sienna and Veda's Bedding
  • Apron

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sienna's Tutu

I was looking around on the internet, and figured out how to make this little tutu for Sienna. It's extremely easy. The only sewing you have to do is on the elastic. For this project you will need 3/4 to 1 inch thick elastic, enough to go around your little girl's waist snuggly, but not too tight. You will also need one to two spools (65 yards each) of tulle. You have to make sure each spool has enough, some craft stores sell them by 25 yards, but I know that the regular Wilton tulle spools come in 65 yards. The amount of tulle depends on how big your girl is, how thick you want the tutu, and how long you want the tutu. Sew the elastic together, overlapping one inch. I did 2 lines, going over each multiple times. Next, start by determining how long you want the tutu. If you want it to hang down 14 inches, then measure out strips of tulle that are twice as long, or 28 inches in this case. Once done cutting, tie in a square knot around elastic, making sure to keep it just a tiny bit loose so it doesn't stretch out the elastic too much. Keep tying until you have tied tulle around the entire circle of elastic. It's pretty simple. You can use different colors and alternate them. You can also tie ribbon in the mix for some embellishment. Get creative!

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