• Bare elastic...still need 1-2 yards to finish.

quick 'n dirty no sew tutu

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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.

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  1. -coronita- 91 months ago | reply

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

  2. Pictures by Ann 91 months ago | reply

    Thank you for including directions. That is easy enough to make, and the results are beautiful!

  3. .}i{. laureski kolaure 91 months ago | reply

    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...

  4. UncommonGrace 90 months ago | reply

    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!!!

  5. idearibbon 89 months ago | reply

    Cool way to go. check here for tulle tulles for tutu

  6. out of the boudoir 89 months ago | reply

    Lovely tutu! Great pic!

  7. jetslife 87 months ago | reply

    Thanks a Million for the directions. Going to WM this afternoon. :)

  8. *ojoyous1* 86 months ago | reply

    You made me want to create this..... 7 spend a moment in my life in a tutu!!! :D

  9. En Bouton 86 months ago | reply

    I'd love to make one of these. Thanks for the directions!

  10. movinghands 85 months ago | reply

    Awesome idea.

  11. Elysia in Wonderland 80 months ago | reply

    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!

  12. vnsipped 79 months ago | reply

    Love it!
    I will make one for me!!!

  13. Photocowgirl [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

    I was already planning on making one for some v-day protraits. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions!

  14. fotofrenzy.co.za 72 months ago | reply

    I love tutus! tnx for sharing ;)

  15. innocence_lives 68 months ago | reply

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

  16. sboeckmann 67 months ago | reply

    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?

  17. Vanissa Wanick 67 months ago | reply

    O thanks a lot! :)

  18. CelticFling [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

    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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