Thursday, October 14, 2010

No-Sew Tutu

Does it really need more of an explanation?  A tutu is a costume favorite, but you don't need to buy one... you can make it yourself with no sewing knowledge whatsoever.

You Will Need:

  • 4 Yards Tulle (for adult size you may want at least 6 yards)

  • Ribbon

  • Scissors


1.) Cut the ribbon the length of the waist measurement plus 15 inches. Tie knots in the ribbon 7 inches in from each end.



2.) Roll the tulle into a long tube and cut 4 inch pieces.



3.) Once your pieces are cut you should have a pile of  rolled tulle strips. Unroll a strip and fold it in half end touching end. If this is too long for your needs, you may want to cut at the half, making two strips.

4.) Taking a strip of tulle, fold in half (end touching end). Starting at one knot, put the loop/folded-end on the ribbon. Then pull the ends through the loop thus tying the strip around the ribbon.



 

[caption id="attachment_193" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Ends pulled through the loop"][/caption]

 

 

[caption id="attachment_194" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Pull tight to secure it"][/caption]

 

5.) Continue tying the strips around the ribbon until all are knotted on.



Viola! A Tutu. Tie around the waist of your little ballerina/fairy/princess.

 

[caption id="attachment_202" align="aligncenter" width="194" caption="What girl wouldn't be happy in a tutu!?"][/caption]

 

Things you can add:

Slippers

Lace Crown

Pipe Cleaner Crown

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