Let me first start off by saying thank you to everyone who has shown interest in my Boutique TuTu Tutorial! I’m amazed at how many times it’s been pinned!
I have had a ton of emails about the satin ribbon on the bottom of my tutu that is featured at the bottom of the first tutorial! So I have decided to do a follow up and show you how I how I did it!
You will need to do this step after you have cut all of your tulle for your tutu and BEFORE you put your tulle on the waistband. I have listed measurements to help you cut the tulle to the proper size in the first tutorial!
- First I cut the satin ribbon length to the width of my tulle and sealed the ends with a lighter. You will have a bunch of frayed ends if you do not seal the ends of your ribbon.
- I then laid out the tulle and measured where I wanted each piece to go, in my case that was 1 inch from the bottom and the second stripe was 1/2 inch from the first one. (you can see this in the photo)
- Once I had all my ribbon pinned in place I stitched, with a sewing machine, my ribbon into place. I just went right down the middle of the ribbon.
- After all of my ribbon was sewn on to the tulle I then attached the tulle to the waistband.
I have had a lot of questions about if this would work with a longer tutu, I believe so. I think the possibilities are endless really! You could use 1 1/2 inch satin ribbon instead of 2, 1/2 inch pieces as I did. You could do multiple colors for a multiple color tutu. Get creative!
I love seeing pictures of the tutu’s you ladies have made with my tutorial! Keep em’ coming!