quick 'n dirty no sew tutu

I am calling this the "quick 'n dirty no sew tutu"...oh, and can I add 'cheap'?


1. Cut elastic to length and sew ends to form waistband.


2. Cut tulle into strips. My tulle was folded in half so I cut strips and then folded them in half again to get this length (toddler). I would use the full width for a child 5+ so it is longer.


3. "Fishtail" cut the ends...(I am not sure if this is the term) fold ends in half and snip from fold angling down to ends to form a triangle. This results in two points.


4. Tie strips onto elastic.


This is roughly 4 1/2 yards of tulle. I need about 1-2 yards to finish. At 77 cents a yard at W-mart...I am about $4.20 (including the elastic) into it thus far and about 2 hours....if that. Well worth it for this wonderous garment of pink fluffiness.


After all, everyone should spend a least one moment of their life in a tutu.

  • -coronita- 8y

    laureski - Stop by WallyWorld on your way over...you need 8 yds. for a really fluffy one :^)
  • Ann PRO 8y

    Thank you for including directions. That is easy enough to make, and the results are beautiful!
  • .}i{. laureski kolaure 8y

    I got 30 yards of pink, light pink and black tuile at Wally's Now I just need to sit, cut and tie. (making 3) one day...
  • grace PRO 8y

    this is awesome! i sewed a tutu for elle 4 years ago -- my 2nd ever sewing project after getting a sewing machine of my own (the last time i'd sewed before that was when i was about 11) -- and it's getting kinda small for her now, but i didn't totally want to make another one in the same style. this is WAY better! awesome!!!
  • idearibbon 8y

    Cool way to go. check here for tulle tulles for tutu
  • out of the boudoir 8y

    Lovely tutu! Great pic!
  • JET PRO 8y

    Thanks a Million for the directions. Going to WM this afternoon. :)
  • O. Joy ...Following my bliss PRO 7y

    You made me want to create this..... 7 spend a moment in my life in a tutu!!! :D
  • En Bouton PRO 7y

    I'd love to make one of these. Thanks for the directions!
  • movinghands 7y

    Awesome idea.
  • Elysia in Wonderland PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Pink to Make the Boys Wink, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • vnsipped 7y

    Love it!
    I will make one for me!!!
  • Photocowgirl 7y

    I was already planning on making one for some v-day protraits. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions!
  • fotofrenzy.co.za 6y

    I love tutus! tnx for sharing ;)
  • innocence_lives 6y

    I made one! But with black and blood red... looks like a tainted pixie tutu, thanks for the tip! ^_^
  • sboeckmann 6y

    I made one last night. Turned out super cute, but my 2 year olds response was "Kinda Hurts" Is there a way to make it less scratchy?
  • Vanissa Wanick 6y

    O thanks a lot! :)
  • lizadambanz 6y

    lovr it!!!
  • Beth 6y

    I want one... for me! :D
  • CelticFling 5y

    Agree with you so much on the last comment. Am so making this. Thanks sooo much for sharing!

    Blogged your great idea right here: theprincessrhea.blogspot.com/
    Check it out!
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