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Nylon & Dress Tulle Fabric – The Differences + Tips, Tricks and Video Tutorials

Tulle (English pronunciation: /tuːl/ tool) is a lightweight, very fine netting, which is often starched. It can be made of various fibres, including silk, nylon, and rayon. Tulle is most commonly used for veils, gowns (particularly wedding gowns), and ballet tutus. The name comes from Tulle, a city in the southern central region of France. Tulle was well known as a center of lace and silk production in the 18th century, and early tulle netting probably originated in this French city. Tulle netting certainly appeared earlier in Parisian ballet costume than in most other nations, suggesting that tulle netting may have been more readily available there than elsewhere. – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sewing with Tulle

100% Nylon Gold/Black Textured Polka Dot Netting 58W at FabricMart

I thought this video about the different types of tulle fabric on the market today would be particularly helpful to parents sewing for Halloween or tutu’s for ballet.  Tulle varies in quality because it is made from a wide variety of different types of materials.   Some of these materials are quite flammable.

Get tips on dress tulle versus nylon tulle with help from Christina Gavenda in this free video:

Nylon & Dress Tulle Fabric – The Differences + Tips, Tricks and Video Tutorials

Tulle Tutu by Jodie Hickman at SWN

More tips and tricks for sewing with tulle:

A video playlist offering tips, techniques, and tutorials for sewing with tulle, which is also called netting when dressmaking.  Pick and choose or watch them all.

Tips and tricks for sewing with tulle from Melly Sews:


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