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Two Tutus and a Cape

Sewing, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, back today with some projects I've completed for some of my friends with children. I was inspired by some super cute designs I saw and decided to tackle making tutus! Garments! I have gone from casually sewing to feeling confident enough to make actual clothes. So I started by cutting my tulle, I used bolt fabric instead of the rolls.  

 

 A relaxing part of the process. 

A relaxing part of the process. 

Then I made my waistband and started applying the strips.

 1st piece. 

1st piece. 

 Once that was done, I cut my ribbon using my wood burning tool's cutting attachment.

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I added tulle until it was the correct size and then sewed the ribbon on, this was the most time consuming part.

 

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After some trimming, here is the final product. 

 

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I enjoyed making that one so much that I tried making another one with an elastic waistband...and Pom poms inside!  This was actually faster than the one above, it just required elastic and Pom poms in addition to the tulle.

I cut my tulle and sewed it. 

 

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Then added Pom Poms. 

 

 Almost finished. 

Almost finished. 

Then added elastic. 

 

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And here is the finished product! 

 

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If you are making a gift for boys, you can try making a cool cape!

 

 Some appliqué using my embroidery machine. 

Some appliqué using my embroidery machine. 

Complete with 2 colors and Velcro. 

 

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Next time I'll be back with another self binding blanket and a baby quilt! Happy crafting!