Easy Tutu Tutorial

Easy Tutu Tutorial

Why buy tutus if you and your little girl can make one.



1. Tulle – One spool each of whatever colors you need. If you are doing one color, do two spools.
2. Elastic – 1/2″ or larger. It really doesn’t matter
3. Needle and Thread
4. Scissors
Ribbon (optional)

How to:
1. First, measure, cut, and sew your elastic.

2. If you have the baby/child there with you, measure the baby/child. I cut 16 inches and then sewed the waist to be about 14 1/2 inches for a newborn. Add about an inch for each size up.

3. You can sew the elastic by hand or machine. If you use a sewing machine, use a zig zag stitch to secure the elastic.

4. Next, find something to hold the elastic while you tie on the tulle. I used a hanger, but you can use anything such as your thigh, a cylinder, just make sure not to stretch the elastic too much.

5. Now it is time to cut! I cut each strip at 16″. After tying, this gives the tutu a length of about 6 1/2-7″ long.

6. Now for tying! This technique is a little different than most of the tutorials you will find.
Take one of each of your colors and put them together. Then you will tie a knot around the elastic. Don’t tie it too tight. Make sure you can still move the tulle easily (but not too easily!  ) Then you will tie a knot again in the other direction. Having each tie go a different direction allows for more fluff in the tutu. You can make sure each tie is going in the same direction if that is a look you prefer.

7. Keep tying knots until you reach the end.

Once done, you can add a pretty ribbon to finish it off. 




Abeth Mckerchar on 09 October 2012 11:13
its nice to have that colorits good to make this one for the baby girl espicially pink she like it most of her clothes and thing pink


Briar Williams on 04 March 2013 14:43
Hi there, can you recal where you purchased your tulle from..? Thanks :)

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