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Monday, October 6, 2008

Taryn's Mommymade Tutu

Well, I was looking for a quick and easy craft project the other day so I decieded to try making a tutu for the princess. I think it turned out pretty cute. Here's the instructions...
-I wanted a short puffy tutu so I bought 4 1/2 yards of tulle (1 1/2 yards of each color). Cut it in half width wise and then cut it into 6 inch strips. (yes, my little monsters colored all over my cutting mat). If you want a longer tutu, just cut longer strips.


-Then, I sewed an elastic circle for the waistband using 1/2 inch elastic (If I was making it for an older child I would have used 1 inch elastic.) I used a pair of my daughters elastic waist pants for the measurement but you could also just measure your child's waist and deduct a couple of inches. To stitch it together I used a zigzag stitch, you could also hand stitch it but whatever you do make sure it's secure.


-Next, put the elastic around your thigh and start tying the tulle on one strip at a time using a double knot. Try to get all the knots at the bottom so the elastic will lay flat.
Wallah! Your done!


Heres Kaden modeling it...


And Micah...


And finally the princess...


I think the total cost was around $6-$7. If I waited for a sale I probably could have done it for much cheaper. So, it's definitely a cheap and easy project.


4 comments:

Alison said...

VERY cute!!!

Morgan said...

Those are cool tutus! I had been wanting a pattern for how to make those! Thanks!

BTW- I'm a crazy mom who had 4 kids in 4 years & 2 months. It's always great to meet other moms who have had their kids so close together!

Shana said...

Morgan, sorry I never got back to you. I wasn't checking my account for awhile.
It's always nice to meet other moms who now how crazy things can get with 4 kids. Do you have a blogger account? I can't get to it by clicking on your name. Hope to talk to you again soon.

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