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From: SewingNewbie
Date: 10-27-2006, 08:43 PM (1 of 1)
Thought that I would share these instructions I found. They are cute... You may be able to alter for a kiddo...

Tutu Instructions

1. Fold the tulle or netting in half and half again to form as many layers as you'd like in the skirt. With a 1-yard piece of tulle, 4 layers are good. For 2 yards of tulle, try 8 layers. Do not cut the folds; it's much easier to work with this way.

2. Pin together the layers of tulle on the side where the elastic will go. It's going to look like the tulle is much too long and could be wrapped around your dog several times. It will shorten considerably when you add the elastic.

3. Secure the tulle to the elastic with a few stitches. Now the hard part: stretch the elastic (both in front of and in back of the presser foot) while you sew it onto the tulle. You'll be sewing down the middle of the elastic, which may end up giving you a 3/4-inch seam allowance. Stretch the elastic as much as you can to get the maximum fullness in the final tutu. You will have extra elastic when you get to the end of the tulle.

4. Loop the extra elastic back to where you started sewing and secure with a few stitches. This forms the waistband of the tutu.

5. Now cut along the folds of the tulle on the free edge. You might also want to round off any square edges. Fluff the tulle and your tutu is finished!
User: SewingNewbie
Member since: 07-29-2006
Total posts: 34
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