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Old 10-04-2008, 11:47
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Thanks for the site, I used those directions in wrapping my tutu's!
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I've made no sew tutus for my dd and nieces. DH thinks I should sell them too, but not sure since its not sewn. Just wondering, do you tell your customers that its not sewn just to give them a heads up?
I'm relatively new to the tutu world, but I have been telling my customers that I hand-tie my tulle instead of sewing it. I try to put a positive spin on it like "kids just love to pull on things". I think they understand that if it's sewn and gets pulled on, it could leave an ugly rip. But if it's tied using a slip-knot (the knot I prefer) then it will just slide a little instead of ripping. Just an idea.

I saw that "elitist" etsy site and immediately started to doubt my own tutu-making skills...maybe that's her intention...to scare off the worthy competition! I'm glad I went ahead anyway because I've sold some lovely tutus and my shoppers have loved them!
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has anyone had the problem of stretching out the elastic as you go? i found that i tried to make a tutu for my 9 month old and it turned out to fit my 5 year old!!!

any advice??? thanks!
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You are tying your knots too tight! HTH!
THANK YOU! i guess i have a heavy tutu hand! lol!
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:48
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THANK YOU! i guess i have a heavy tutu hand! lol!
This happens to me too...I like to tie my knots tight. i guess it makes me feel like they are more secure. I just cut my elastic about 3 inches shorter than my daughters waist size and it seem to come out fine!
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I use the square knot. I had no idea how to tie a square knot when I read the directions, so I found a free video online, and it really helped me.

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Hello ladies!
If your having problems with your elastic the trick is "NON ROLL"!
I use 1' non roll on all my tutus and use a square knot as well. Everyone loves them and actually prefers the tied verses the sewn.

I still would love to try to sew one just to see how it comes out. But, here's a funny lil story for those doubting your tieing tutu skills...hehe

I brought some of my tutu's in to one of our biggest local dancewear stores here. To see if she would be interested in putting them in her shop. Well, she stated that she loved mine but had just ordered some from a company that were sewn.....I told her that while sewn ones seem better they lay flatter and alot of the girls, espicially ones attending dance class love the "poofy" look.
All she could really give me was she'll keep me in mind for when she's low on stock.
Well, I walked past her plain, straight, looks like they have NO life tutu's...out of her store.
Wouldn't ya know she finally agreed with me about two months later and has ordered a few from me!!!!
So don't doubt yourself!!!
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So glad to see this thread, I have been making tutu's for a while but just for my daughter and friends. I started selling them a couple of months ago and actually felt intimidated by the ones claiming the sewn ones were better lol. I think I'll stick to my tying them as my 3 year old has yet to pull it apart or destroy it
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