I work in a hospital that always has the cutest items in the gift shop window. During Valentine's Day season, they had a tutu for a little girl that one of my coworkers just adored... for $38. Yikes! Well this month, her daughter is turning 1 so I decided to have a little DIY project (which I always love).
The tutu is super easy to make and just turned out so great that I'm going to have to make another for my niece ;-)
- 2 rolls of tulle (6" x 24 yds)
- 3/4" elastic
- Flower pin (optional)
- Needle & thread
Step 1: Decide what size waistband you will be working with, and how long you want the tutu to be. I decided to make the waistband 17" at first but cut it down to about 15" after I got to working on it.
Step 2: Sew waistband ends together.
Step 3: Measure out tulle to 2x the desired length. I used 28" for a tall 1 year old. Cut strips of tulle at the proper length. I measured and cut all of the tulle, but had some excess strips after that I will use to make another tutu for my niece.
Step 4: Fold tulle strip in half, wrapping around waistband by pulling the fabric through the loop. Pull the knot tight. Repeat this step alternating colors
Step 5: Add pin to waistline and voila - you're done!