Sunday, February 12, 2012

DIY Craft: Scrap Fabric Tutu ♥

Well, I was busy crafting away again this evening! Unfortunately, I woke up feeling pretty crappy this morning and we didn't get to church, nor did I move very far from the bed. I have had a terrible pain that comes and goes in the lower left side of my abdomen for the past 2-3 months now and this morning it was pretty bad. On top of that I had an excruciating headache, so needless to say, I was pretty slow moving. Thank you to my parents for watching Averi for us so I could get some rest.  

I decided I would put some of my scraps to use while I was laying around the house, and that I did! I made Averi a new tutu, but instead of using tulle, I used scrap fabric. If you've made tutu's out of tulle, you know they can sometimes be a little itchy and irritating on the skin. The fabric tutu is soft and doesn't irritate the skin, yippie! Not only that, but it is a totally different look. A look that I am absolutely loving! Check it out!

The DIY Scrap Fabric Tutu
What you will need:
♥ Fabric Scraps (length and width are your choice)
♥ Elastic (I like to use the "no roll" elastic)
♥ Measuring Tape
♥ Scissors 
♥ Glue Gun

Start by measuring the waist of whomever you are making your tutu for. Cut your elastic one inch less than what you measure for (the elastic stretches as you add your fabric). Now sew the ends together (or do whatever you choose, just as long as your ends stay together!) and you are ready to start building your tutu! 
 I slide the elastic up over my knee and onto my thigh to keep it in my while I add my fabric. All you are going to do is fold your scrap in half and slide the fold under the elastic. Then pull your scrap ends over the elastic and through the fold loop. You have to play with the fabric a little in order to get your knot at the bottom of the elastic. Also, remember that the length you start with on your fabric will really end up being half the length once you fold it in half.
And that is my finished tutu! I absolutely adore it! But the more I looked at it, the more I decided it needed just a little something more. Soooooo..... I made a fabric rosette, and tada! It gave it the perfect touch I was wanting. I am thoroughly proud of myself and Ave's new tutu!

Stay tuned for pictures of the most adorable model in the world in her newest and cutest tutu yet! 

PS. So sorry for the random photo sizes, I totally wasn't paying attention when I added the borders!

PS AGAIN. My hard work paid off, David made us a scrumptious dinner this evening!

1 comment:

tutu dresses for women said...

great idea, I will try it soon:)

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