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How To Make A Tutu

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Tutorial on making a basic non sew tutu. Visit http://craftyguides.com/how-to-make-a... for more info on how to make 18 different non-sew variations & http://craftyguides.com for additional info on making 8 different Easy Sew Tutu Variations and Boutique Hair bows...

1.) Basic Tutu (2 Techniques)
2.) Ribbon Waist Tutu
3.) Satin Wrapped Waistband Tutu
4.) Double Layer Tutu / Reversible Tutu (2 Techniques)
5.) Strawberry/Cupcake Tutu
(2 Techniques)
6.) Triple Layer Turkey/Peacock Tutu
7.) Pixie Tutu
8.) Extra Poofy Tutus
9.) Knotted Tutu
10.) Non Sew Petti Tutu
11.) Extra Full Tutu/Crochet Band Tutu
12.) Crochet Band Tutu Dress
13.) Basic Tutu Dress

14.) Empire Waist Tutu Top/Dress
15.) Puffy Arm Strap Tutu Dress
16.) Non Sew Flower Filled Tutu
17.) Criss-Cross Tutu/Dress
18.) Infant Portrait Tutu
19.) Bonus Snow White Inspired
Crochet Band Tutu Dress

1.) Tutu Onesie
2.) Pettiskirt Style Tutu Onesie
3.) Tutu Ribbon Onesie
4.) Filled Infant Portrait Tutu
5.) Filled Flower Petal Tutu
6 .) Multiple Layer Tutu
7.) Satin Ribbon Waist Tutu
8.) Empire Waist Tutu Dress/Top

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Learn how to make boutique quality tutus that will wow your family and friends

My name is Mariana from CraftyGuides.com and I'm going to show you the basics of making a non sew tutu

For supplies you're going to need a 6 inch by 25 yard roll of tulle...
A self healing cutting mat...
A rotary cutter...
A lip edge ruler...
3/4" width non roll elastic
some needle and thread...
and a paper towel roll and a standing holder to keep the roll from tipping over while you work.

Unroll up to 3 rolls of tulle on top of each other to save some time. Make sure the ends meet at the 1" mark on your mat.

To determine the length of your strips, you will be multiplying the desired length by two.

The length of my tutu is 11 inches, but I'm doubling it up and going to cut at the 22 inch mark.

Place the quilters lip edge, where you're going to be making your cut

The lip edge ruler works like a t-square against the edge of the mat for slip free cutting and measuring

Roll the rotary cutter across the tulle layers

Continue cutting strips. An average baby/toddler tutu will need between 40-60 strips of tulle

The next step is to make an elastic waistband. This is what you'll be tying your strips to.

Measure child's waist and make your cut 2-3 inches less than original measurement. This will allow for a snug fit. Overlap the ends of your elastic about an inch and sew them together with some needle and thread.

Make sure it's secure by pulling on the elastic.

Then bring your elastic over the paper towel roll. And take one of your precut strips and then
bring it behind the elastic. Make sure both the ends of your strip are even with each other.

Using the end that on top, bring it behind and back up through the loop in order to form your first knot.
As you tighten the knot, make sure both ends of the strip are even. Make a second knot using the same strip you made your first knot with. Again make sure the ends are even.

And this is what a double knot should look like... and this is what multiple double knots will look like against each other.

Another way to tie your strips on is using the slipknot technique. Fold your strip in half and bring it behind the elastic waistband. Make sure the ends are even. Bring the ends through the loop that you've created and pull down to tighten.

Continue tying strips until you achieve desired fullness... between 40-60 strips for a toddler tutu.

Visit CraftyGuides.com to purchase my best selling ebooks on how to make easy sew and non sew tutus.

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