7.08.2009

NO SEW TUTUS!
I cant get enough of this, my insides are jumping on a trampoline! (Probably because I made a tutu for my daughter awhile ago and I just made it up and sewed it, and it turned out to be SUCH A HASSAL!) This is a DIY in less than 30 minutes! Need I say more?
Yes, I guess, I do need to.
So here's the directions:
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MATERIALS NEEDED:
*4 yards TULLE
*Ribbon (length depending) OR you can use
an elastic waist band
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I used an elastic for my first one. I measured my daughters waist and sewed the elastic ends together. (I know I said NO SEW, but come-on! 1/2" doesn't count. And if you use ribbon instead of elastic, you dont have to sew a thing!)
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HERE'S MY ELASTIC
measured and sewed:


Fold up your TULLE as perfectly as you can, and then roll it up. (We're going to be making 3" strips and I find this to be easiest. You can cut each strip if you want to instead.)

Barely cut off the ends of each side of your roll getting rid of the folds.


Cut the roll about every 3 inches.

Unroll them, and you should have really long 3" strips. (You're going to cut each into smaller strips now, these are most likely too long). You want to cut it into strips that are TWICE THE LENGTH you want your tutu. I ended up just cutting each long strip in half.

Here's one hanging over my thumb.

It's one strip hanging the LENGTH I want my tutu. Because Tulle is hard to see, I used a ribbon as an example of how to tie the tulle strips onto the band.



I tied 2 Blue, 2 Brown as my pattern to start looking like this:


Tie all the strips on and you're done! You can use as many colors of Tulle as you want, and use what ever pattern you want to tie them on! My daughter loved her fluff!

If you use a RIBBON, follow the same examples, except dont sew the ribbon together! Make the ribbon 40" longer than the waist size so that you have 20" on each side left over to tie it in a bow around the waist! Both are SO CUTE!

25 comments:

Jane said...

Darling! Especially great for photo shoots.

Amy said...

Oh, this is darling! What a fun idea! Your daughter looks adorable in the pic too :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello! I hope you'll visit again!

Amy

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That's adorable!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Adorable!! Visiting from Kimba's party. :) I always wondered how people do a no-sew tutu, and now I know. ;)

Shawn and Megan Atwood said...

Linds, that is soooo cute! Love it!!!! I wish I had a girl:)

Stephanie said...

Absolutely precious!

Christina said...

Adorable and great idea.

Melissa Stover said...

looks so easy. maybe i'll try that.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I am so excited you posted this! I had bought some tulle awhile back as I had seen a tutorial for this but yours is MUCH better! I love love love the idea of rolling it then cutting it, seriously I would of never thought of that. Yours turned out so cute! I don't have a little girl :( but am making one for each of my nieces. Your daughter is sooo cute!

Dana Williams said...

Saw this today and already ran out, bought some tulle and ribbon, and are getting them made tonight. Holy cow those are cute.

Higley's said...

Ok, so I know I don't have a girl, but I REALLY want one of these for when I do! :) I think it would be a great photography prop also! You are just so creative! I'm 2nd councelor in Primary so that's where I'm always at! I added you on facebook too...I'm a stalker!!

Michelle said...

Hi, I came across your page through another page, about the quilt letters...was looking at the headband, did you make that as well? Just curious! :) I should add ya on my facebook as well! I'd love to know if you made the headband or if you just bought it some where?! You probably made it, seeing your other crafty things!

Dreena Guptill said...

Love this! I have a small diva who is all about the ballet (my four year old). She would LOVE THIS. So easy. Thanks for sharing that tu-tu-torial...haha!

Thanks for your comments on my blog!

You're in my favourites, brilliant ideas and a lovely blog to visit. I'm glad i found you :)

D

chelaine said...

Thank you so much for your no sew tutu I couldn't believe how easy it was. I made one for my daughter and she decided to wear it to the mall be got soooo many compliments. Love your blog I'am now hook and inspired by your craftiness
thanks again!!

Brenda Blake said...

I did it! I saw your instructions, went out and the materials and voila! I had a SUPER cute tutu!! Thanks for sharing!

Esther said...

Love it, love it, love it. Can't wait for Christmas now...it'll be the perfect present for my niece.

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I must make one of these for my little great-granddaughter who is 5 months old. Darling idea and thanks so much for the tutorial. Jane T

Katie said...

This is adorable. I love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

Sugar Mommy said...

Thanks for sharing the simple directions! Can't wait to make these for my beauties!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

LOVE THIS! Methinks I'll do a black and yellow one for my sweet Lil 10 month old bumblebee for our harvest(Halloween) party :)

Staci @ Designing and Motherhood said...

Thanks. Come and check out my blog sometime. Take care. Staci
www.designingandmotherhood.blogspot.com

amy said...

ohhhhkay apparently this is meant for little girls, but i am 23 years old and this just made my dressup dreams come true! thank you so much for sharing.

Six divided by two..... said...

oh I LOOOOVEEE IT!!! I love your blog too! I am now a follower!!!

Catmull's said...

I read your blog all the time and have wanted to make one of these since I first saw you post it. Well I did and I LOVE it! The tutorial was a great help! thanks.

Mom Bordering On Insane said...

do you have a video tutorial for those of us who need a little more visual aid? (i just need to see how you rolled it to cut it.) do you unfold it completely so it a large square, then roll or do you leave it folded in half the way it was when they cut it off the bolt?

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