Canada Day Tutu

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Canada Day is coming up; it is just around the corner. It amazes me how fast the month of June has gone, school is almost out for the summer and we are getting ready for a summer of fun.

I was asked to make Canada Day tutus, which I was super happy about, I love to make and create. Here is how I made them.

Materials required:

  • White tulle
  • Red tulle
  • White ribbon (1 inch)
  • 1 inch “no roll” elastic
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors

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Instructions:

  1. Measure the waist of the child you are making the tutu for. Once you have measured cut the elastic to be about 2 inchs bigger than the measurement.
  2. Take the elastic and put it together end to end. Overlap the ends by an inch, this is where you will sew the elastic together. Sew it nice and tight so the elastic doesn’t break apart.
  3. Once sewn you need to put the ribbon over top of the elastic. Leave the ribbon longer than the elastic by several inchs, so that you can tie the ribbon. After I cut my ribbon I burnt the ends, so it wouldn’t unravel. Sew the ribbon to the elastic at the spot where you will tie the ribbon.
  4. After the ribbon is sewn to the elastic in the one spot, you will need to cut your tulle to your desired length, so that you can start adding the tulle to your elastic.
  5. To add the tulle to the elastic, start by folding the tulle in half. Then place it on top of the elastic with the folded part at the top. Push the folded part back and bring it to the bottom of the elastic, then push the other end of the tulle through the loop. The tulle should now be attached to the elastic.
  6. Repeat step 5 until your skirt is complete.

 

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Your Canada Day skirt is complete!

 

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