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[ Status Update June 1, 2020 ]
Another case of white 1/4” elastic arrived and will cover all the rest of April 1/4” orders, and those who changed from 1/8” to 1/4”! We will start shipping this afternoon. We also got in a case of fold-over elastic - our personal favorite for masks ( and leotards!). It is soft and finishes the edges of the mask quickly and can be easily used as loops around the ears OR around the head ( most comfortable!). Watch for a video mid-week as to how to use it!). It also comes in ivory, turquoise, pink, aqua, and purple -all in stock. Red arriving soon. Once all current backorders are filled, I will contact those on the waiting list, then put the rest in inventory on the website by tomorrow. Anyone who wants to change their order to 1/4”, please email email@example.com.
[ Status Update May 21, 2020 ]
Elastic Update: We are still filling the 1/4” white elastic orders and will probably get through all of them tomorrow - finally! If you have 1/8” on order and have not gotten a shipment notification as of today, then your order did not get covered by what came in last week. We still have around 20-30 orders for 1/8” from late March/early April. Anyone who ordered 1/8” elastic, either cord style or flat, and would like to change to 1/4” flat style, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send it out right away. It will be another 2-3 weeks before we get the next order of 1/8”.
We have more Fold-Over elastic coming in 10 days. It is great for masks because it is soft and stretchy and can be easily used to encase fabric edges. It comes in lots of colors - White, ivory, red, turquoise, pink. Email email@example.com to be added to the waiting list for Fold-Over or 1/8” elastics. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number and email address, and exactly what and how much you want.
[ Status Update May 13, 2020 ]
Elastic Update! Several thousand yards each of 1/4” white and 1/8” white flat elastic have shipped and tracking says will arrive TOMORROW, May 14th! We will fill the orders in the order placed first, then if there is any left, we will start on the list of people who have asked to be notified when it is available. First, I will be checking with those who ordered beige to see if they want to change to white since they are among the ones patiently waiting the longest. To expedite matters, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you ordered beige and want to change to white.
3/8-inch elastic is not in this order. That is the one that we are in desperate need of to finish some tutu orders! Very frustrating, but we just need to be patient.
[ Status Update May 1, 2020 ]
Elastic Update: the 1/16-inch white cord elastic arrived - 3000+ yards! Over half of it is already spoken for and going out today. Here is a link to it on the website: https://tutu.com/products/1-16-inch-cord-white-elastic…
Next to arrive, according to the manufacturer, will be white 1/8” and 1/4” flat braided. I will update when I get the tracking on it.
[ Status Update April 29, 2020 ]
We got the tracking on the 1/16th" white cord elastic. It will arrive Friday. Anyone waiting for flat elastic who would like to change, please email me at email@example.com and let me know. Lots of people tell me that it is more comfortable than the wider elastics. I have put 1500 yards of it up on the website just now, for anyone looking for this type. I have plenty coming - enough to fill the backorders for 1/16th" and lots of extra. The 1/4" and 1/8" will be next. I will let you know when I get tracking.
[ Status Update April 23, 2020 ]
General Update: We are still taking orders and shipping everything.
Elastic Update: We are waiting for our next order to arrive of 1/8” and 1/4” flat elastic, and 1/16” and 1/8” cord elastic. We expect an order any day now. Please continue to be patient.
While you are waiting, do something creative! Make a tiara....Make a tutu....Start planning your Nutcracker costumes! Need help? Call me at 877-888-8266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is nothing better than being creative to make you feel better in tough times!
[ Status Update April 20, 2020 ]
Elastic Update - I have a call into my contact at the mfg and will know more later today, but do expect more to arrive this week. We will fill orders already placed before I will open up stock on the website again. I am, however, taking a waiting list for elastic orders. If you want to get on the list, email email@example.com, sending name, email address, AND your phone number and mailing address. I will send an invoice with a link for payment once your elastic is available. We will hold for payment 24 hours. Once paid, we will ship. We ARE still shipping fabrics and everything else, too!
[ Status Update April 16, 2020 ]
Another box of elastic arrived. A small box. 864 yards of 1/8” white flat elastic (not nearly enough to cover all the backorders), and 1728 yards of pink and peach 1/16” cord elastic. I spoke with my manufacturer and they are trying to catch up with all the need(want) for white elastic. You have to decide which is more important-matching elastic to fabric, or getting some masks done for those who need them. They told me some black is coming now - anyone waiting for 1/8-inch want to switch to black? Email Claudia@tutu.com if you don’t care whether black or white. We will finish getting out the 1/4” white elastic we have tomorrow. There will still be a few people who will be waiting for 1/4” white - the 4000 yards that came in covers most 1/4” orders, but not all. More is coming and we will continue to get it out as it arrives. We also got another couple thousand yards of 1/4” twill tape in white for those making masks straps out of it.
Please - be patient! The whole world is running slower now and there is simply nothing anyone can do about it.
[ Status Update April 15, 2020 ]
One box of elastic showed up today - the 1/4-inch White! The other box, with 1/16 and 1/8 -inch tracks as “out for delivery,” but was not on the truck that delivered the 1/4-inch. I will call UPS if it doesn’t come by tomorrow. Thanks so much for your patience! I will process the 1/4-inch orders TODAY the update the 1/4-inch inventory online tonight!
[ Status Update April 13, 2020 ]
Finally! Some great news!! Elastic is almost here! 1/16. 1/8, 1/4!!Tracking says tomorrow, but UPS has been a bit slow so I’m guessing Wednesday to be sure. Most IS coming! Some who ordered beige 1/4” will need to switch to white or black, or keep waiting. LMK at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also 1/16” cord elastic people - White is coming in the order! Black is not. However, there is also pink, peach and light blue 1/16” cord elastic coming, if you want some color. I will fill orders as fast as I can - definitely MUCH faster than the wait has been! Thanks so much for being both patient and kind through all this! #elasticformasks #facemasks #backordered #thewaitisover #needelastic
[ Status Update April 9, 2020 ]
Latest elastic update...Nope, it did not arrive today. However....1000 yards of 3/8-inch white twill tape did and a lot of you have switched to twill tape, since it makes fast and easy ties. Use it "as-is" OR fold it in half and sew it to make very strong ties. Washes well, too. https://tutu.com/products/twill-tape-3-8-inch-wide-white…
We also still have 100-200 yards of the 1/16th-inch elastic in gold and silver in stock. Works just like the black or white, but is a little fancier. https://tutu.com/search?q=1%2F16+inch+elastic
And we have several 144-yard rolls of black 1/8-inch cord elastic, too. https://tutu.com/products/1-8-inch-wide-cord-black-elastic…
If you want to switch your order from elastic to twill tape or either the metallic 1/16th or black 1/8-inch cord elastics, send me an email with your order number and the name the order was placed under to email@example.com. I will change/fill orders in the order I receive the emails. For those of you who still have some patience - I'm betting the elastic comes within the next week!
[ Status Update April 8, 2020 ]
Still no new update on the 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4-inch elastics. However, many of you have been calling and emailing about our two-inch elastic in lots of colors, to use for headbands to add buttons to so that medical personnel don’t have to wear elastic around their ears all day. We have tons of colors in the elastic(more than pictured) and buttons and buttoneers (for those in a hurry and those who don’t like to sew buttons!).
Elastics - https://tutu.com/search?q=2-inch+elastic
We also have 1.5- inch wide elastics in a few colors for those with smaller heads - https://tutu.com/search?q=1.5+inch+elastic
Buttoneer and tacks - https://tutu.com/search?q=Buttoneer
Buttons - https://tutu.com/search?q=Buttons
If making a band only with buttons at the back of the head for the elastics to attach to, the one-inch black and white elastic works great for that - https://tutu.com/search?q=1-inch+elastic
[ Status Update April 7, 2020 ]
Nope....the 1/4 and 1/8 inch flat elastic and the 1/16th cord elastic have not arrived yet. Sorry, but I don't have more of an update than that. We are all at the mercy of covid-19 and will simply have to be patient. If you absolutely cannot be patient any longer, you can do what some other people are doing:
1. Buy 4 or 6-inch elastic and cut it into small lengths. It doesn't ravel; https://tutu.com/search?q=4-inch+elastic https://tutu.com/products/6-inch-white-elastic… https://tutu-masters.myshopify.com/adm…/products/12187929226
2. Buy 1/2-inch bias tape or 1-inch bias tape. We do have those in stock. https://tutu.com/search?q=bias+tape
3. Buy Prussian Tape. It comes in 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch. It is soft, but a bit stronger than the twill tape (which we are now out of).https://tutu.com/search?q=prussian
4. Some people have switched to 1/2-inch and are cutting it in half. We still have 1/2-inch. https://tutu.com/search?q=1%2F2-inch+elastic
5. Use gold over elastic https://tutu.com/search?q=Fold+over
6. Make lycra spaghetti straps like on leotards
6. Cut up tights.
If you decide to make a change, email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will take care of you. Believe me, NO ONE wants this elastic to arrive more than I do!
[ Status Update April 1, 2020 - 4:00PM ]
Elastic Update: We are still waiting for the order of 1/16th, 1/8th, and 1/4th-inch elastic due mid-week this week.
I called the MFG and was told it is sitting on their loading dock, just waiting to be picked up, however all the shipping services, including UPS, Fed Ex and the mail are running slower than usual. I am VERY aware that EVERYONE is making masks and that it is important. The MFG is also aware. The new reality we are all living through demands more patience than any of us want to have to exercise.
If you can find what you need elsewhere quicker - no worries! Just let me know and I will cancel and refund immediately.
If you can be patient, it won't be forever, and you are in the same boat as the rest of us. Don’t forget – we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $20. We are extending the free shipping again, through April 30th.
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