Thursday, September 17, 2009

little girl's tutu's

i made these cute tutu's last year during the christmas season. this past weekend i was with some friends at a boutique and we saw halloween tutu's. they suggested i pass along the tutu instructions for all the mom's out there. these are the easiest things to make. if you can tie a knot, you can make a tutu. this would be a darling addition to your little girl's costume- whether she is a ballerina, a princess, or even a witch!

All you need is some elastic, scissors, and a 6-inch roll of tulle (my roll had 65 yards).

1. Use your sewing machine to sew a 1-inch band of elastic into a circle. Then put your sewing machine away, that is the only sewing you have to do. No joke.
2. Cut the tulle into 21 inch strips until it is gone. (21 inches makes a shorter tutu - a great length for 3yrs and under. If you are making it for an older child I would do 23-24 inch strips.)
3. I put the elastic band around my thigh, and then I take a strip of the cut tulle and place it under the elastic so that there is an equal amount on each side of the elastic. Then I tie a double knot.
4. Then continue to tie each strip of tulle, keeping them close together until you have a full tutu. (You can do multi-colored, I did some cute two-colored ones, like the 1st picture. If you want, on the last tie, you can string satin ribbon through the knot and make a cute little bow to top it off.)

I buy the roll of tulle from WalMart in the wedding section near the floral. It is $5.95 and makes 2 tutu's. The total project time to make a tutu is about 20 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! my 5yr old daughter wants me to make one.