Sunday, March 6, 2011

Tutu Easy!

Angie looking tutu cute!

My favorite no sew tutus are great gifts for birthdays and Christmas. In fact they are so easy to whip up you may wonder why the ones online are so expensive. The beautiful little model is my niece, Angelica Connell! I know...I probably didn't have to take credit for that, but what can I say I like the opportunity to brag about my sweet pea! Also a special thank you to my Sis Maya! She took the beautiful pix for me.

Supplies for Tutu:
2 yards tulle (or more if you want a fuller skirt)
-scissors and a ruler for measuring
2 rolls of 6" tulle
-scissors and a ruler for measuring

non-rolling elastic (the circumference of child's waist minus 1-2 inches)
Thread and needle

  1. Overlap the ends of the fabric by at least 1/2" and sew together...I like to make and "X" 
  2. If using a roll of tulle, use your ruler to cut to desired length (mine was 22") REMEMBER: Double the length of the fabric and add an 2"  ex: If you want a 10" skirt then you would want to cut 22" (2x10=20+2=22")
  3. If you are using bolt fabric cut it into 6" strips then again into desired length.
  4. Stretch the elastic over your knees and slightly separate them (a 4" gap). 
  5. Begin to tie by folding the strip of tulle in half to form a loop.
  6. Place the tulle under the elastic and pull the ends through the loop.
  7. Pull the tulle taught but not tight...make sure not to bend the elastic by pulling too tight. WARNING: If you do this the elastic won't be very stretchy and it will be over-sized from stretching it out.
  8. Rotate the elastic and keep tying until the entire elastic waist band is covered.
Flower Clip

Fake flowers
metal hair clip
hot glue gun

  1. Snip as much of  the fake flower stem off as possible
  2. Put a 1/4" wide line of hot glue across the hair clip.
  3. Quickly lay flower buds on glue and press down firmly. Hold in place for a few seconds.
  4. Flip hair clip upside down and lay another 1/4" wide line of glue on the underside of the clip.
  5. Press 1 to 2 leaves over the glue and hold in place. IMPORTANT: This will keep hair from snagging on the flowers.
These flowered clips are great to accessorize the skirt or to add to their hair.


  1. SOOOO cute! Hoping baby girl #2 will be a little bit more girly so I can dress her up!!!

  2. You are so sweet. Angie has had the tutus for almost 4 years now and they are still a favorite dress-up attire among her and her friends. You made them so perfect, and the elastic on top allows for years of enjoyment. Thanks :)