tutorial: (almost) no sew tutu

by Admin on 29/01/2008

in Fashion, Whip Up Tutorials

This is an almost no-sew tutu project that is perfect for any kid who can tie a single knot (usually 5 years and up). This is perfect as a girl birthday party craft.

Materials Needed: Tulle – 3 yards, Elastic Waist Band 1″ wide, Needle and Thread, Scissors, Measuring Tape, Optional: Hot Glue, Artificial flowers and/or sequins

Adult Prep Part:

1. Measure child’s waist. Cut elastic 2 inches longer than waist measurement.
2. Using needle and thread, overlap elastic ends 1/2″ and stitch securely.
3. Cut Tulle into strips measuring 4″ x 18″. They don’t have to be perfectly cut. Try to keep the 4″ pretty regular. If you want a longer tutu cut strips more than 18″ or shorter for a shorter fluffier tutu.

Kid Fun Part:

1. Fold tulle strip in half and tie around waist band using single or double knots.
2. Repeat until tutu is full and fluffy.
3. Decorate – then wear

Optional Embellishment:
Ask an adult to stitch on (or hot glue) flowers or sequins. You can use white glue to also add embellishments but that takes a while to dry and girls usually want to wear their tutus right away.

About the designer: Alicia is a stay-at-home mom & craft addict. She likes to recycle fabric & old jewelry into new things and used to teach kids parties as well as sell craft kits for kids. Website and blog.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Holly January 29, 2008 at 9:20 pm

What a great Birthday party idea!!! I will have to file this one away till my daughter is old enough!!



2 Audrey December 14, 2008 at 1:52 pm

This is such a cute idea. I might make one for my cousin for Christmas!


3 Becky April 19, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Ive Been Looking For Something Like This For My Sister, Thanks :)


4 JAMI August 5, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I made a tutu the hard way- I wish I would’ve known about this one! What a great idea! I will be making this!


5 VanBurenMom August 8, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Thanks for the AWESOME idea! I have this left over tule that I have had for, I am NOT kidding, 8years now and I have had no idea what to make with it. It was left from making a princess costume for a friends daughter… she is now driving… ack…now I am going to make this tutu for my daughter who is 18mths!


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