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Old 07-23-2012, 04:12
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I made a tutu for my 7 year old daughter. It fell on the floor, and now it is a mess of tulle going all different directions. Is there a way to keep a tutu from getting all messy? I don't want to have to straighten ut the strips of tulle everytime my daughter wears it.
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I would put it in the dryer on LOW heat for a bit and see if it helps. Tulle can melt so start with a low heat and then see what heat it can take. Maybe use a scrap piece to experiment.
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If you live in a humid climate you can leave it outside a few hours or use a steamer.
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You can hang it in the shower before getting in and the steam straightens it out.
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steaming is the best way...however, some tulles get crinkly easier. I'm not a fan of HL tulle!
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Thank you for the suggestions! It has been so humid out lately, that I think I will try that trick first.
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Thank you for the suggestions! It has been so humid out lately, that I think I will try that trick first.
A garment steamer is definitely best. Don't put any nylon or polyester tulle in the dryer unless you want it really wrinkly/crinkly and risk melting it.

Steam it, and use your fingers like a comb to brush it out. When you steam it, the fabric will feel really limp - just let it dry completely, and as long as it is a decent tulle, it should regain its original fullness.

Once dry, grab it by the waist and shake

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steaming is the best way...however, some tulles get crinkly easier. I'm not a fan of HL tulle!

hi!! I have noticed this too when I use tulle from HL... really anywhere. Where is the best place to get tulle, and is their a brand that is better than another? I hate when I make a tutu & then it's worn & looks like a mess afterwards!
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hi!! I have noticed this too when I use tulle from HL... really anywhere. Where is the best place to get tulle, and is their a brand that is better than another? I hate when I make a tutu & then it's worn & looks like a mess afterwards!
Keep in mind that tutus were original dance wear - they wore them for a performance, then they were safely stored. They have now become day-to-day wear, playwear, etc

All tulle will wrinkle if crushed. Steaming and combine will definitely help, but it will never return to its pre-use shape. We've always told our customers that tutus gain character as they're worn -- making every tutu unique - and to ensure that they love it for what it is.

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