Hi, I would like to no something about the tutu. The board must also include the 3 to 4 inches 7. Doesn't stay long and flat like all the tutus I see.
This will be the perfect gift for her!! Excited to make this! Question…how many more tulle strips approximately do you need for the larger waist sizes? Thanks for the awesome directions. I absolutely LOVE this tutorial! Your daughter is adorable btw I hope I can make a tutu for mine just like that. Thanks for this tutorial. I think 3 layers of tulle at a time really does make a difference especially with multiple colors.
I have looked at a lot of tutus and tutorials, but you are the first one to answer a question that keeps popping up in my mind. I have been trying to figure out how they get the tutus on elastic so full looking. You are the first to answer it in your tutorial. You use multiple layers. Thank you for your full explanation. I will be using this tutorial to make an adult size tutu for the Pomona Bubble Run this Saturday. Great, easy to follow instructions — thank you!!
I love this idea, I am going to make one for a mini tree skirt. I can do it in my color theme for Christmas apple green and white.
This post is amazing, and the your lil girl is super cute! Thanks a bunch for these great instructions, and wish me luck! I found your blog to be the perfect instructions for a newby fabric crafter.
Very nice photos and clear instructions — Thanks! I think it less than half an hour from start to finish! Thanks for making it so easy. I just made my 4 month old daughter a tutu for her Halloween costume using your tutorial.
It was so easy thanks to your wonderful instructions! Thank you so much for this! I wants to make a 3 layer tutu dress for my 2 years old daughter how much tulle is required plz help. I love your method for cutting the tulle strips — so quick and easy! Kimber, You mentioned 48 strips and you used 3 colors so that was 16 of each color. I see you used 1 of each color for each knot. Are there only 16 knots? Glad that I learned it here how to make tutu without sewing. Before, I used to buy tutus and loved there tutus of all sorts.
Just made one for my newborn for her photos using your tutorial. It turned out so perfectly!! For my 12 month old I used about 50 yards 2 rolls Hope that helps! So it comes out to 16 strips of each color? My first attempt so just want to make sure I understand it right!
My daughter is 8 and tall, so I would want something around at least 16 inches long. I also want to do three colors. So I understand I get the double in length 32 inches , but how much would I get in yards? Thanks for the kind words. I do not sell ready made items but I am sure you can find lots of handmade vendors on Etsy. I want to make one for my 4 month old cousin. Is there a softer material that will work as well or maybe another way for it to work.
I love your tutorial! I used your link to share how I made a tutu that I featured on my blog! Thank you so much for such great instructions! I just had to share it with others! Your directions were so easy to follow!
Thanks so much for the tutu instructions! It was very well explained and my tutu turned out great! The only difference is that instead of making this on elastic, I used a crochet knit […]. It was too adorable to pass up. I used this tutorial and it was really easy. I made two of them, actually, because I knew that once Nora saw […]. The pin is great […]. I felt a bit ridiculous driving the hour to the […]. Below is a list of the materials I used […]. Think turned out pretty […].
She includes a size chart and has a really helpful way to easily cut the tulle. You can check out her post here. The tutu was made by her mom just for the […]. I used the main ideas from this page but I changed the way I cut the strips a little as I was using net and not tulle. I have had to […]. Make sure to check it out for […]. To make a cape, checkhere. For tutu-making lookhere […]. Basically, I followed these steps if you want to see pictures.
One fit around the Easter basket, but one was made for a small baby […]. I picked three colors of […]. It was easy and quick to make. It turned out pretty […]. It was a great tutorial! I used the same method to make her high chair […]. The Pinning Mama shows us how to make a tutu skirt the easiest […]. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Please choose a color: Comments I love this and pinned it! The 1st photo is the cutest ever!!!
I remember those days…. I really treasure photos of my kids so I appreciate your kind words! You read our mind Wanda. You will see some costumes featured next week! Approximately how many yards of fabric are in each tutu? A full 25 yard roll? Thank you very much for sharing. Thank you so much for stopping by Isabel! That is a great tip Alison!
I have done that too! So glad it was helpful! What kind of costume did you make? Nice job with the tutorial. It is one of the best I have seen. You are so welcome! Thanks for the sweet comment! Finally got around to making this!
Thanks so much for the thorough instructions! How do you calculate the amount of tulle panels per waist size? And do you always use 3 panels per loop? I did single panels and still looked great. I hope it turns out great and you enjoy your race!
I buy mine at Joann or hobby lobby, you can find it at most craft stores though! Hope she loved it! Pull the long ends of the tulle strip through the loop. Gather both of the long tails of the tulle strip. Thread them through the loop, then tug down on them to tighten the knot.
Make sure that the knot is tight enough so that it scrunches together and folds the ribbon. When you are done, the tulle should be sticking out from the bottom edge of the ribbon. Slide the tulle over to the left knot, and add another strip.
Once you have the first strip of tulle secure, slide it along the ribbon until it bumps up against the knot on the left side. Fold a second strip of tulle in half, slip it behind the ribbon, and pull the ends through the loop.
Slide it over until it bumps up against the first piece of tulle. Continue adding strips of tulle until the you reach the other knot. You can control the fullness of your tutu by how tightly you push the strips of tulle together.
The more you scrunch them together, the fuller the tutu will be. The more loosely you scrunch them, the thinner it will be. Take the tutu off of the cylinder base and trim it, if needed. Once you reach the knot on the other end of your ribbon, you are done. Take the tutu off of the cylinder and spread it out on a flat surface. Smooth out the tulle strips, then trim down any pieces that are too long.
This would be perfect for a forest or pirate fairy! Don't worry about pieces that are too short. They won't be visible thanks to the fullness of the tutu. Wrap it around your waist and tie the ends into a big bow. You can position the bow on the front or on the back. If the bow is too big, trim down the ends to make it shorter. Make sure that you cut off the same amount on both ends, and that you heat seal them.
Get some tulle on a spool and cut it twice the length you need it to be. Decide how long you want the tutu to be—anywhere from mid-thigh to knee-length would work great. Gather the pieces into a pile so they don't get tangled. You can find it in arts and crafts stores. You will need to use the entire spool. Tie a piece of elastic around your waist, then take it off. Wrap it around your waist, tie it in a knot, then slip it off. The elastic needs to be tight enough so that it doesn't slip off of your waist, but loose enough so that it feels comfortable.
Put the elastic onto a cylindrical base. Roll a piece of poster paper into a tube that matches your waist measurement. Secure it with tape, then slide the elastic over the tube. This is not absolutely necessary, but it will make it easier to attach the tulle. It will also prevent you from accidentally stretching the elastic out while tying the tulle on. Fold a piece of tulle in half and slide it under the elastic. Slip the folded part under the elastic so that it is sticking out from the bottom edgy by about 1 inch 2.
For a fuller tutu, stack 2 to 3 strips of tulle. Thread the long ends of the tulle down through the loop. Take both ends of the tulle and pull them down through the loop. Gently tug down on them to tighten the knot. Make sure that the knot is tight.
Add more strips of tulle until the elastic is full. Keep adding strips of tulle using the same technique as you did for the first strip. Scrunch them together so that you can see the elastic. Be careful not the stretch the elastic, however, or the tutu will be too loose. Slip the tutu off of the cylinder base and trim off any unevenness.
You only need to cut down the pieces that look too long compared to the others. Don't worry about the pieces that are too short. They will be hidden inside the tutu and unnoticeable. Alternatively, you can leave the bottom of the tutu untrimmed. This would be great for a wicked or spooky fairy!
Buy tulle on a spool and cut it twice as long you want the tutu to be. Decide how long you want the tutu to be, then double that measurement. Cut the tulle down to that measurement, making sure to use up the entire spool. Keep all your pieces of tulle in an organized stack.
Your tutu can be any length you want it to be. Something between mid-thigh and knee-length would be ideal, however. You can buy tulle on a spool in an arts and crafts store. Get a crochet headband that looks nice with your tulle. These headbands look like a wide band that is crocheted out of thin, colorful elastic.
The holes will allow you to make additional rows of knotted tulle for a thicker tutu. The elastic headband may not fit an older child's or adult's waist. If you really want to use this method for an adult's tutu, buy some crocheted ribbon from a fabric store, then cut and sew it into a waistband that fits you.
Refer to the elastic method instead. Place the headband onto a cylindrical object that fits your waist. Roll some poster paper into a tube that's the same size as your waist. Tape or staple the tube together, then slip the headband over it. This will make it easier to attach the tulle. Fold a strip of tulle in half, then thread it down through a hole on the headband. Bring the narrow ends of a tulle strip together to fold it in half.
Choose a hole along the bottom edge of your headband to start with, then pull the folded end of the tulle down through the hole. You want the loop to be sticking out of the bottom of the headband by about 1 inch 2.
You can stack 2 to 3 strips of tulle together for an even thicker tutu. Thread the loose ends of the tulle strip down through the hole. Grab the two loose ends of the tulle. Thread them through the loop ed folded end of the tulle. Gently tug down on them. The two strands should now be sticking out of the bottom edge of the headband.
Fill the rest of the bottom row with tulle. Keep attaching strips of tulle following the same procedure described in the previous step. Once you have the first row filled, you can do another row for an even thicker tutu. Trim the tutu down, if needed. Because you folded the strips in half earlier, there should not be any unevenness along the bottom edge of your tutu.
If you see any parts that are longer, trim then down with a pair of scissors.
Tutu’s are so versatile. They can dress up an outfit, make a perfect prob for a picture, or add a bit of flair to a halloween costume. And seeing as how it can be worn to church or Halloween, it might just be the most flexible piece a little girl owns, haha! There are millions . How to Make a Tutu: Knotting the tulle in place Now you need to knot all the pieces of tulle onto the elastic waistband. It is easy if you stretch the elastic loop around a large book to hold it in place. Next take your strips of tulle (I kept mine layered so that I was knotting on . Find this Pin and more on TUTU DRESS HOW TO MAKE by Fran Sparrow. what a neat idea - a tutu made with fabric scraps! i'm thinking christmas gifts for miss V with all the fabric scraps i have. what fun! DIY No-Sew Fabric Scrap piserialajax.cf niece Caitlin needs to make these for her sis and cuz! Fabric scrap tutu, try it in coordinating colors.