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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pixie / Fairy Tutu Tutorial

Yes!  Another tutu!   What can I say?  Someone asked how to make a pixie tutu, and ya know, any excuse to post more pics of Sophie in a tutu!  Anyhow, it is really simple.  If you don't already know how to make a tutu, you can find detailed instructions on how much tulle you need, cutting, etc here

As you are cutting your tulle, stack the strips neatly.

Fold them in half, so that the short sides are together.  Then, fold them in half again so that the long sides are together.  If you are really picky you can do them one by one but that will add about an hour or more to your time, so I just cut them all together and if I notice that some are really not pointy as I am making the tutu I just fix those, but it's usually just a few that need to be fixed.

Cut the ends at a 45 degree angle ( ignore the fact that my ruler is not quite where it should be please)  I use the bias line on my cutting mat but if you don't have one on yours, the two points you want your ruler to go through are 0,0 and 3" across then, 3" up....or you can just wing it.  It's really not that serious...but some of us (me) are OCD....Oh!  Make sure your longer end is the side that is folded!  (To me it really doesn't matter but your ends will end up looking like fish tails if you do it the other way.  Which imho, could be a good thing because you end up with more points, but if you want an actual "pixie cut", the folded side should be longer)

This is what the ends will look like.  Then, just finish the tutu as you normally would.

My little Tink!

Let me know if you have any questions...I've got lots more pics....60 to be exact, so I should be able to help you out! ;)

And be sure to check out my other tutu tutorials

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Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

Oh my word! This is tu-tu cute;) Bah ha ha ha! But seriously, that little Tink is adorable!

Suze said...

Thank you, April! You are awesome:) I'll post the picture on you FB page when I am done.

Leslie said...

Adorable! I have always wanted to make a tutu.

Seamingly Smitten said...

LOVE the colors!!! Thanks for the tute! Please link up to my weekly sewing linky party!

Thendral said...

Lovely colors!!!

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