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Old 11-13-2009, 12:45
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Iv seen sooo many tutus on etsy that say "This is a SEWN tutu, not tied" but the pictures look liked a tied tutu to me. Am I missing something here? How are they "sewn"?
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I've wondered that too.....I've only made tied ones, but have seen many that look exactly like my tied ones but they say they are sewn!!!
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:04
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I know what you mean....I think the process of sewing a tutu still involves putting a bunch of strips next to each other so it still has that stripey look at the waistband, unless they cover it with something. It's hard to tell the difference.
I was thinking the other day...because I tie mine, I don't sew them....a lot of people expect the tutu to be more durable since it's sewn but honestly, how durable could something be if it's made out of tulle??? I tie my knots tight enough to where you have a better chance of the tulle ripping than the knots coming undone, kwim? Just my 2 cents.
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I find people mean one of 2 things when they say that. 1) They are on an elastic waistband not a ribbon that is tied around the waist. 2) The tulle is sewn to the waistband not just tied around it.

I think most of us associate a sewn tutu with the latter but it's a big strange world out there.
I dident even think about the first one
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I know what you mean....I think the process of sewing a tutu still involves putting a bunch of strips next to each other so it still has that stripey look at the waistband, unless they cover it with something. It's hard to tell the difference.
I was thinking the other day...because I tie mine, I don't sew them....a lot of people expect the tutu to be more durable since it's sewn but honestly, how durable could something be if it's made out of tulle??? I tie my knots tight enough to where you have a better chance of the tulle ripping than the knots coming undone, kwim? Just my 2 cents.
I feel the same way about people assuming a sewn one would hold up better.
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I know what you mean....I think the process of sewing a tutu still involves putting a bunch of strips next to each other so it still has that stripey look at the waistband, unless they cover it with something. It's hard to tell the difference.
I was thinking the other day...because I tie mine, I don't sew them....a lot of people expect the tutu to be more durable since it's sewn but honestly, how durable could something be if it's made out of tulle??? I tie my knots tight enough to where you have a better chance of the tulle ripping than the knots coming undone, kwim? Just my 2 cents.
I had someone email me asking is this a sewn tutu or the crappy ones that fall apart. I don't loop mine I tie an actual knot but people still think the sewn holds better. I've done it both ways and honestly I can't get my tutu really fluffy when I sew it like when I knot them on. KWIM? I even tried 4 layers and it still wasn't really fluffy.
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I had someone email me asking is this a sewn tutu or the crappy ones that fall apart. I don't loop mine I tie an actual knot but people still think the sewn holds better. I've done it both ways and honestly I can't get my tutu really fluffy when I sew it like when I knot them on. KWIM? I even tried 4 layers and it still wasn't really fluffy.
that's kind of a rude question for someone to ask! I would be pretty offended....actually I am offended because I make the same kind!
I have a 3 year old niece who owns several of mine and plays dress-up in them daily and they have held up just fine. They may get a little wrinkled, but that would happen with one of the sewn ones too.
I tried sewing one once and it looked like crap...I couldn't get it fluffy and it just looked like a sad mess. haha. I don't know how they get them so full by sewing them.
My "crappy" tied tutus sell just fine and I haven't had any complaints that they've fallen apart.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:47
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I make tied tutus and I personally prefer it that way. I had a lady at a craft show tell me she prefers this too b/c the sewn ones come apart at the waistband. She said her dd has a ton of both kinds (she bought three from me!) but preferred tied.

I think it's all just preference. I'd be pretty peeved if someone said that to me.
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that's kind of a rude question for someone to ask! I would be pretty offended....actually I am offended because I make the same kind!
I have a 3 year old niece who owns several of mine and plays dress-up in them daily and they have held up just fine. They may get a little wrinkled, but that would happen with one of the sewn ones too.
I tried sewing one once and it looked like crap...I couldn't get it fluffy and it just looked like a sad mess. haha. I don't know how they get them so full by sewing them.
My "crappy" tied tutus sell just fine and I haven't had any complaints that they've fallen apart.
Oh I can't even tell you how much that question upset me. I had to just try and be professional in my email back stating that my tutus have held up to my 3 girls no problem! I have a 5 month old, 2 year old, and 3 year old who all have numerous tutus that have held up fine! I couldn't ever imagine asking someone that and the question was worded sooooooo wrong! I never heard back from her. I love them and so have all of my customers. We'll stick with our "crappy tutus"! LOL!!! I cannot figure out how to get the sewn ones fluffy. Mine just layed flat and I couldn't get it to puff up. I have tried to get one of my knots apart and I couldn't get it. I ended up cutting off the strip and using new ones.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:02
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When I sew them, I use a Blanket Edging satin band that is 2.5 times the size I want the finished waist to be, cut the tulle to the size I want and sew it to ONE SIDE of the opened Edging then I sew it completely together and it is a casing leaving a spot open and threading the elastic in and sew it closed so basically is like making a regular skirt made out of tulle. I dont think they last any longer than the tied way.....tulle is fragile and it rips even if you get them in stores, they rip very easily
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