I just love the title of that post! Say that five times fast!! Tutu Tutorial!!!
Anyway, isn't this just the MOST darling thing you have ever seen in your life? I think so too! I was trying to think of a gift to give for the 5 little girls that frequent our everyday lives. They range in age from 1-soon to be 4! They are the cutest little girls I swear! I can never buy anything for the one little lady because her mom is a SHOP.O.HOLIC. Seriously! I hate buying for her daughter and her sons! They just have everything so it makes every holiday a hard one! Anyway - I was making all those hairbows and started seeing these cute tutus pop. I didn't think I could do one of these, but there she is and she is CUTE!
Here are the supplies you will need for this no sew tutu tutorial:
3 rolls of the 25 yard tulle. I got dark pink, white, and light pink
They were out of purple rolls of tulle, so I improvised and got a "sheer" 12 ft roll of ribbon.
A 15' piece of cardboard - mine was a flap of a box.
A pair of scissors
A crochet headband
2 rubber bands or in my case, 2 chip clips - that is all I had in my house and wasn't about to go looking for rubber bands during nap time. They worked great and I would probably use them again over the rubber band because it didn't move the tulle at all. I got the idea for this cutting method here.
This tutu is for a girl 12 months to about 4 years. The headband is elastic. By the time it wears out, it will likely be filthy from playing in it anyway.
The reason I did 15' is that once folded - it would be about 7.5 inches long. If you want it to be a longer tutu then just add a couple inches to the length of your cardboard box.
For the tall 4 year old girl, I will likely do 20 inches so you don't see her bloomers.
You could also use those elastic headbands that dollar tree sells in maybe a 4 pack for a buck. Not sure how comfy that would be though. It also isn't as cute as the headband.
|Take your roll of tulle and wrap it around the cardboard until you have no tulle left on the roll. Then secure it with the clips. I put one on the top and one on the bottom this picture was after I already cut the left side.|
|Take and cut along the cardboard line. This creates an even line and no more ridiculous cutting for hours!|
|Take your first piece and fold it in half long ways|
|Then fold it in half long ways again.|
|Then find the hole in the bottom, not the true true bottom where the elastic is, the hole above it. I do that so that if the elastic snaps you don't have strips coming off.|
|Take that piece of tulle and stuff it up the back side of the headband see how it is popping through?|
|start to pull it through, but make sure as you are pulling it, that the tails are even. This is really important.|
|Spread the tulle apart so you can put your fingers into the hole.|
|Take the two tails with your thumb and your pointer and middle finger will hold open the hole.|
|Pull the tails through.|
|It will look like a Y. Keep looking at those tails and make sure they are even and you pull tight.|
|I only did the one row for this one. It took about 30 minutes or so.|
|Here is a matching (sort of) head band I had made way before that.|
|Stick a cute little lady in your life in here! How cute and easy was that!?|