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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tu Tu cute .... hand made tutu so simple to make...

to make a child's (or adults) tutu is VERY simple....
its a NO sew project so if you can use a pair of scissors then you can make a tu tu too...

materials needed....

Thule or crinoline material
decorative ribbons ....

1) Start out by measuring you child's waist
2.) cut length of elastic should be about 2 inches wider than child's waist
3.)then cut your Thule the double the length you would like the tutu to be each piece should be about 5 inches wide
4.)then fold your cut lengths in half and do a lark shed knot (see drawing) the lark shed knot looks cleaner and you get a nice uniformed look when finished
5.) continue doing the lark knots all around waist band then tie a knot in the elastic when you have finished
6.) add a decorative bow over top of elastic knot.. and your all done !!!!

this project should take under 30 mins to do
and shouldn't cost more than $15 dollars to make it :)

I used 6m of fabric to do both tutu's shown.. these are VERY fluffy you could use less but 3m is a good amount for a basic tutu :)

you can make little "tutu " hair clips too.. just attach the thule to the hair clip or around a hair elastic.. the possibilities are endless :)


  1. this is cute. I've been meaning to make one for a while now. I love your blog. I tried following but the link is not working. I'll have to stop by later to see if it works. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home


    P.S. I have a linky every Monday would love you to stop by Monday and link up.

  2. what link wasnt working for you ????

    I will check your blog out too :)
    Thanks for the nice words :)