Sunday, June 6, 2010
How to determine if you should buy or make your own tutus?
When determining whether to purchase an item or make it at home, I have a few suggestions that I think about when pondering the same thing. Today I’m going to focus specifically on tutus and when to buy and when to make them yourself.
First I take a look at cost savings. How much will it cost to buy one tutu? How much will it cost to learn how to make tutus if you only make just one? Now, depending on the price of the tutu, if you purchase a low range tutu from an online store you can get one for $25-30 but if you purchase from a boutique or a custom made tutu, you’re looking at $100 plus many times. In most cases then, it can be very cost effective to learn how to make tutus instead of buying them. For example, my tutu making course costs $27 plus about $10 worth of supplies for a tutu. So if you want to have more than 1 tutu, right away you’re already seeing a huge cost savings. Now if you just want one and only one tutu ever, it might make more sense just to buy one. However, your daughter might soon be VERY interested in tutus after wearing her first one, so you might not be able to just get away with having one tutu in the house!
Another thing to consider when considering to make or buy a tutu is how much do you want your tutu customized? You will probably want to pick your girls favorite colors and maybe even favorite ribbons and more. In order to get a truly custom tutu you’ll need to make it yourself (or be prepared to spend a good chunk of change to have someone create one for you).
Finally, I’d consider the joy of creating tutus versus just buying one. If you are crafty (or even if you aren’t but love to try making new things) tutus are a great girly craft to learn how to create. It is a lot of fun to learn how to work with tulle and create a large variety of tutu skirts and dresses. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much fun and easy it is. So instead of buying a tutu, why not try your hand at making tutus. If you can’t do it, you really don’t have anything to lose (especially with my 60 day guarantee policy).
Hope you have a lot of fun with tutus and hope you will consider making tutus very soon as you consider the HUGE benefits of making tutus instead of buying a tutu.