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  • How to Spot-Color Specialty Fabrics

    How to Spot-Color Specialty Fabrics

    QUESTION:  How do I spot-color specialty fabrics?   TUTU.COM ANSWER:  More often than not, you will find the perfect lace or specialty fabric, but it is not the perfect color. Most can be found in white or ivory and can be easily dyed or “Spot-Colored.” This is a great way to get exactly what you...

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  • Edge of Ballet Tutu Trim Measurement

    Edge of Ballet Tutu Trim Measurement

    QUESTION: How do you figure out how much trim is needed to go around the outer edge of a tutu? TUTU.COM ANSWER: Of course, the easy answer is, “Just measure it.” But if that doesn’t work for you, think back to middle school algebra to find the circumference (outer edge,...

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  • Affordable Tutu Option for Your Growing Ballet Dancer

    Affordable Tutu Option for Your Growing Ballet Dancer

    Dance moms often tell us - "We don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on a ballet tutu for our dancers competition because she will definitely grow out of it." TUTU.COM has a solution! Our Mondor Bodice Leotard can be dyed to match our Economy tutu.  The tutus come in many colors, start at $90. Often, young dancers outgrow...

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  • Thoughts on Caring for Tutus - Pre-Washing, Dry Cleaning, etc.

    Thoughts on Caring for Tutus - Pre-Washing, Dry Cleaning, etc. | TUTU.COM

    As anyone who has ever purchased a custom-made ballet tutu can attest to, tutus are high maintenance. Read wise advice from tutu restoration and construction experts, TUTU.COM. Cleaning romantic tutus, men's tunics, ballet dresses and more are topics covered as well. 

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  • 10 Foot Rule - Why the Inside DOES Matter

    10 Foot Rule - Why the Inside DOES Matter

    I have often heard that there is a “10-Foot Rule” in costuming, meaning that it doesn’t matter if the work is sloppy because you won’t see it on stage.  What do you think...

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  • Tutu Hoopwire and Hooping 101

    Tutu Hoopwire and Hooping 101

    Claudia Folts of TUTU.COM explains the different types of hoopwire used to hoop classical and contemporary tutus and demonstrates how her costume shop hoops tutus.

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  • How to Hang Tutus

    How to Hang Tutus

    Claudia Folts of TUTU.COM reveals a quick and inexpensive way to hang tutus. Subscribe to TUTU.COM Official YouTube Channel for future tip notifications!

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  • How do you clean a tutu?

    How do you clean a tutu?

    The safest way to clean a tutu would be to send it to a professional tutu-maker to be cleaned and refurbished. If you decide to clean the tutu yourself, the method...

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