I first learned how to make tutu’s when I was planning my son, Drew’s, first birthday party. Yes, I said my son (they were blue!). Since he seemed to develop the nick name Little Mister from the time he was born it was easy to adopt that theme for the event (more details on that party later). So, I began making tie’s for the boys, but needed something for girls. Tutu’s it was (15 of them!). Then, we, the Living Beyond the Box Team, decided why not accent our Mud Run outfits with some cute tutu’s, so I was at it again.
Here we are before and after the race. They held up pretty nice, don’t you think?
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- Tulle – I used 2 yards for each of ours, but for kids you could half that.
- Elastic – amount depends on the size of the waists. I got a thicker band width for adult size (about an inch). For a kids you’d be good with a half inch.
- Thread and needle
Here is how it’s done: (Pictures are courtesy of my 4 year old. This was a 2 year old nap time project).
- Cut tulle into about 2″ strips. I folded the tulle and cut through all the layers (time saver). Length depends on how long you want to make them. Remember that you will fold the tulle over, so it will be half that in the end. For these, each strip was about a foot long.
- Measure, cut, and sew the elastic together. I used the sewing machine, but you could do it with just a needle and thread as well.
- Fold tulle strip in half. Place the loop end up and on the inside of the elastic.
- Pull the end through the loop.
- Pull the end to tighten the tulle around the elastic.
- Slide the tulle in place.
Super easy! And cheap! Let me know if you have any questions.