The Very First Tutorial that I am doing is:
How To Make a TutuSupplies Needed:
*6 yards, you can do it multi-colored
*You can buy the tulle from a roll or from the bolt in fabric section
*1 Cutting Mat
*1 Rotary Cutter
*1/2 in of elastic
*Make sure it's 1/2 in otherwise when you put together tutu, the elastic will roll
*Needle & Thread
*Hot Glue Gun & Glue stick
Preemie (under 7lbs) :: 14''
0-3 mo :: 17/18"
6-12 mo :: 18/19"
1-2 yrs :: 20"
2-3 yrs :: 21"3-4 yrs :: 22"
4-5 yrs :: 23"
***When you cut your elastic make sure you cut it 2" smaller than waist size***
---When you cut the tulle:
Preemie- 1yr :: 6" wide x 20" long
1 yr and up :: 6" wide x 24" long
(I like using the tulle on the rolls)
---Layer the tulle:
You will layer the tulle in sets of 3 for every knot
*If you are doing 2 colors you will layer it color 1, color 2, color 1 then the next
section will be color 2, color 1, color 2
*If you are doing 3 colors you will layer it color 1, color 2, color 1 the the next
section is color 2, color 1, color 2, then the next section is color 1, color 2,
Placing Tulle to Elastic
---First you take ends of tulle and place them together which makes a loop in the middle
---Then you will place loop above the elastic
---You will then take the ends of the strip and go under the elastic and through the loop that you created.
---Then pull the know semi-tight, tight enough to be able to adjust it later if needed.
---If your doing 2 colors you will do the opposite for the next knot.
For example :: pink, black, pink black, pink, black
---Once you have gotten most of the knots on you will sew elastic together
---Then you will finish putting more knots on where you will finish the tutu
---This part is optional, BUT if you want an embellishment you can get one. I just got a rose
for my embellishment, and I cut the stem off and put hot glue at the back of flower and place flower on a knot.