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Old 11-02-2011, 12:13
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I have been struggling getting my tulle to lay flat and even so I can cut the ends into the PIXIE style for my tutus. Does anyone have any tips or techniques that work for you that you wouldn't mind sharing?

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To be honest, I don't worry about how even it is. I gather a few strands of tulle, fold it long ways and then just cut the V shape so I cut a bunch at a time. You will want to make your tulle strands a bit longer as you will lose some length when you cut.

I use to cut them one by one and it took forever! The great thing about a pixie cut tutu is that they don't have to be perfectly even
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To be honest, I don't worry about how even it is. I gather a few strands of tulle, fold it long ways and then just cut the V shape so I cut a bunch at a time. You will want to make your tulle strands a bit longer as you will lose some length when you cut.

I use to cut them one by one and it took forever! The great thing about a pixie cut tutu is that they don't have to be perfectly even
"V" shaped like a ribbon spike? I thought I'd seen on here before just to angle cut each strip. Does it work either way?
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"V" shaped like a ribbon spike? I thought I'd seen on here before just to angle cut each strip. Does it work either way?
I would think you would cut it reversed so that each piece ended in a point?
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I would think you would cut it reversed so that each piece ended in a point?
Do you mean, like the angle cut? I'm getting so confused now!
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Do you mean, like the angle cut? I'm getting so confused now!
When you cut the spikes, you cut from the side of the ribbon up to a point in the center. To cut the tulle, I would fold the tulle in half and starting from the finished edge cut down towards the center. That way each piece of tulle ends in a point, like a sword point. Sorry if I am just confusing you, but I am finding it hard to explain!

Just googled Tinkerbell tutu and it seems like they are made every which way! Good luck wrangling that tulle.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:28
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I use thin canvas art boards when I am making tutus. I have them in all the sizes that I need. I use the cookie sheet method, where you just wrap your tulle around the board, slip in a cutting mat and use your rotary cutter and a ruler to cut.

When I make a pixie cut, I just use the marks on the cutting mat and cut it on an angle from one side to the other.

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"V" shaped like a ribbon spike? I thought I'd seen on here before just to angle cut each strip. Does it work either way?
Sorry, I meant that the tulle is in a "v" shape.. like the point of a sword. I fold the tulle in half and cut on a slant from center to outer edge. I never make them the same cut/slant either, I adjust my angles
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Thanks everyone. I have been doing mine in a V (sword end) too. I try and cut a bunch at a time, but the dang tulle is so slippery and staticy that it moves alot. Thanks so much!
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I did a pix tutu for my DD's tink halloween costume, instead of cutting i added a knot at the end of each peice of tulle, i liked how it came out
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