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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tutus and Butterfly Wings

My dear friend's daughter wants to have a tea party for her birthday. I said, "I will make the tutus and butterfly wings!"
It's really easy (and inexpensive).
You will need:
black felt by the yard for the wings
various colors of felt squares for the wing design
3/4" elastic for waist band
sewing machine or hot glue gun
Measure the waist of your little fairy and cut the elastic to that exact length then sewing to make a circle or band.
Cut the tulle/netting in strips of 2 inches or so. You can vary it.
Simply tie the strands of tulle/netting around the elastic band. I put it over my knee to make it easier to tie. I added a ribbon in every 4 or 5 strands of tulle/netting. Add tulle/netting until you get the fullness that you want.
Here are the wings laid out. I double layered the black felt for sturdiness. I just used simple shapes to make the butterfly wings and stitched them on. You could hot gun them if you are sewing challenged.
Here is the finished project. Isn't she cute. She did not want to take it off! Oh, it's going to be an adorable fairy tea party.