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KinDE
Posted 2013-01-19 1:28 PM (#84443)
Subject: Taming tulle



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I've just finished one of those no-sew tutus for my grandaughter, photo attached. Okay, I did sew the purchased waistband to a size that corresponded to the number of strips of tulle I cut. But I need hints on how to tame the tulle. Static electricity causes it to stick to me, rather than hang nicely. Suggestions?



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Anna Burns
Posted 2013-01-19 5:17 PM (#84445 - in reply to #84443)
Subject: Re: Taming tulle


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Would spray starch help?
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wheelyfeet
Posted 2013-01-19 5:38 PM (#84446 - in reply to #84443)
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Starch doesn't adhere well to synthetics and you end up with what looks like dandruff. Guess how I know? Back in my hose wearing days, I would put a thin layer of hand lotion on my hands and rub it into my hose on days when there was a lot of static. Another idea is to mist the tulle with fabric softener in water or rub a dryer sheet on the tulle. Running a humidifier in the room might help. There are also some anti-static sprays available. Not sure how safe or environmentally friendly they are.

Good luck. Debra.
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Patti
Posted 2013-01-20 9:04 PM (#84459 - in reply to #84443)
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Susan KHALJE wrote, somewhere... probably Threads... to use gelatin for chiffon. I suppose it would also work for tulle. Check online Threads to see what is there. Good luck.
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JoAnndjob
Posted 2013-01-20 9:50 PM (#84460 - in reply to #84443)
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I can't help you with the tulle problem, but check out this sight. My sister in law makes her tutus with crocheted ribbon that stretches from infant size to size six. this way she doesn't have to make multiple sizes and they grow with the child. It looks like they lay flatter than with the sewn on waist band.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skyes-The-Limit-Tutus-More/2642244169...
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KinDE
Posted 2013-01-24 8:51 AM (#84481 - in reply to #84460)
Subject: Re: Taming tulle



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A "crochet ribbon that stretches"  describes exactly what I used. It was available in the pink in JoAnns by the yard. I just happened to see it as I walked past the wall of trims by the yard.

Perhaps the humidity will be higher where the tutu will reside with my grandaughter. Its not that I needed to tame the tulle to work with so much as the strips were sticking to each other in general, despite patting with a fabric softener cloth. I decided not to spray with a product to remove static, since I was mailing the tutu to Europe.

 

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