Tutus For Tanner at BlogHer ’10

Tonight on Sew Krazy at 10pm on MomTv… we’re making tutus! I’m going to teach you how to make your very own tutu… along with the help of my good friend and crafting buddy, Carissa @MultipleMOMents!

Why tutus? Well… BlogHer ’10 is this week in New York City. Many of us are participating in the 5K race. If you’ve been following @HerBadMother on Twitter… you’ve seen that in support of her nephew, Tanner, many bloggers will be wear tutus to set themselves apart and show support for Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.

What do you need? Carissa suggests you use the tulle on a spool (isn’t that fun to say?) It’s easier to cute than tulle by the yard. You’ll need 3 spools of tulle for an adult tutu. Hobby Lobby sells them for $2.99. You can also buy 1 spool of 100yards in the bridal section for $9.99.

You’ll also need about 2 yards of fun ribbon to decorate and some No-Roll elastic! The only sewing involved will be to secure the ends of the elastic.

If you want to make a tutu that involves no sewing at all… get yourself enough big fat comfy ribbon to tie around your waist. You can make your tutu the same way you would make one with an elastic waistband.

See you tonight!

*awesome tutu photo by ChicagoKristi on Flickr.


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