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Old 10-01-2009, 10:30
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Default Re: Elastic stretching when making tutus

You can make small knots without stretching the elastic out. I make sure that I'm tying my tulle in the same direction each time. So if I do left side over right and pull, I do that all the way around, then go back and do the same thing in between each piece

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Old 10-01-2009, 05:44
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Default Re: Elastic stretching when making tutus

Yeah, you only pull the first knot as tight as the elastic, so it's snug, but not rolling it. Then the second knot, you pull tight if you want it small. And, I agree, do the knots the same way every time - left over right, right over left
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:36
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Default Re: Elastic stretching when making tutus

Originally Posted by mysweetbowtique View Post
I always cut my elastic about 5 inches smaller than i want it to be so if i want a 18 inch waist i cut it to 13 inches so i can get a nice full tutu
This is what I do too. Haven't had a problem with elastic breaking or anything like that.
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