Morex Ribbon Accented Tutu

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by Morex Design Team

Morex Ribbon Accented Tutu

This colorful tutu is dreamy and adorable.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Measure child’s waist and cut elastic strip so that it is 4 inch shorter than child waist. Either sew ends together with a sewing machine or by hand over lapping about 1 inch. (Tip: You can also tie instead of sewing. Ends can hide under bow decoration.)
  • 2
    To get the length of the skirt you will need, measure from child’s waist to the spot you would like it to end. Multiply this number by 2 and add 1-1/2 inch to get the desired lengths of the strips. In this project, 20 Glitter Yellow strips, 10 Regular Yellow strips, 20 Glitter Turquoise strips, 20 Regular Turquoise strips, 10 Glitter Light Blue strips, 12 Glitter Lime Green strips, 20 Hot Pink strips and 15 Lavender strips were used.
  • 3
    Fold cut strips over each other lengthwise and cut points at the open ends for added dimension and detail.
  • 4
    With folded end up, pull end through loop catching the elastic in the middle, alternating colors.
  • 5
    Cut three 10-1/2 inch strips of ribbon, diagonal cut end and fray check in each of the following colors: Aruba, 3/8 inch Satin Hot Pink, 3/8 inch Dana Pink and 3/8 inch Dana Apple.
  • 6
    Depending on the width of the ribbon you will need up to nine times the length of child’s waist. Leave about 2 lengths of 10 inch on either each to tie for a no sew method of attachment.
  • 7
    Make a single loop braid from the 3/8 inch Satin Hot Pink ribbon. To make the single loop braid, hold the ribbon at the center and form a flat loop by cross the right ribbon over the left. With the ribbon coming from the top of the cross, create another flat loop by folding the ribbon back on itself, wrong sides together, and slipping it into the previous loop. Draw the loops together snugly, down to the ribbon width. Pick up the ribbon on the right side, fold it back on itself to make a flat loop and slit it through the left loop. Draw the left loop snug. (Tip: Depending on the width of the ribbon you will need up to nine times the length of child’s waist. Leave about 2 lengths of 10 inch on either each to tie for a no sew method of attachment.) At the center, make a 9 inch simple bow with the 2-1/2 inch Hot Pink satin. Fray check ends and tack to center of the braid.
  • 8
    To make a ribbon flower, draw a 1/2 inch circle onto backing fabric. Cut 3 yards of 3/8 inch ribbon of your choice from the those listed under supplies. Knit the thread near the end of the ribbon. Take three small stitches into the ribbon that are 2 inch apart and pull up on thread, forming loops. Tack loops onto circle, with loops pointing outward. Repeat, working around the circle. Form an inner layer of loops by taking three small stitches into the ribbon that are 2 inch apart and pull up on thread. Continue to ribbon end. Tack end to backing.
  • 9
    Cut excess fabric from your new flowers and sew on rhinestone of your choice.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Morex Sheer Delight Ribbon 3/8 inch x 10 yard Citrus 104753449
  • Morex Dana Ribbon 3/8 inch x 5 yard Pink 104442351
  • Morex Dana Ribbon 3/8 inch x 5 yard Apple 104442354
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 3/8 inch x 15 yard Aruba 104444688
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 3/8 inch x 15 yard Hot Pink 104444686 (2)
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 2-1/4 inch x 3 yard Hot Pink 104444730
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Tulle 6 inch x 10 yard Yellow 104733898
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Tulle 6 inch x 10 yard Turquoise 104596190
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Tulle 6 inch x 10 yard Light Blue 104733912
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Tulle 6 inch x 10 yard Lime 104733892
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tulle 6 inch x 25 yard Yellow 104187431
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tulle 6 inch x 25 yard Turquoise 104747019
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tulle 6 inch x 25 yard Hot Pink 104747011
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tulle 6 inch x 25 yard Lavender 104187429
  • 3 inch Square Piece of Fabric in White or Green (this is used as backing material)
  • Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread 250 yard Lime 104498387
  • Rhinestone (such as those found in Darice 1 lb. Assorted Flatback Rhinestones 104643011)
  • Clover Spring Tape Measure 104621538
  • 1-1/2 inch Elastic Band
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Fray Check
  • Pencil
  • Sewing Machine (optional - see step 1)