6.16.2009

Easy No-Sew Tutu Tutorial and a GIVEAWAY!

If you need some quick and easy tutu instructions you're at the right place. These are great gifts and great for the kids to play in! They love pretending to be little ballerinas. Great for pictures too!!

All you need is: 6" wide tulle (2 or 3 rolls) and some No-Roll wide elastic. That's it!!


You can make these tutu's as long as you would like them to be but this one is the average shorter tutu. I cut a bunch of strips of tulle using a 2 foot measuring stick. Each piece will be folded in half later so if you want your tutu to be all the way to the ground you will need to cut extra long pieces. I use about 50 yards of tulle for one tutu. Sometimes more but at least that much. Cutting more strips makes the tutus look fuller.

Make sure you buy the "No-Roll" elastic. This is very important. You can decide how wide you would like for the elastic to be but I think the wider the better.

1. You will need to measure your child's waist and subtract that number by 3. That is how long your elastic needs to be. Then you can zig-zag stitch your elastic together.

2. You are going to tie knots with your tulle all around the elastic so it's easier just to put the elastic around your leg so that it stays in place.

3. Take one piece of tulle and fold it in half. Make sure the folded end is at the bottom and place it under the elastic like the picture above.

4. Now, here is how you are going to tie the knot. It's a little hard to explain but I hope the pictures will help. Take the two ends of the tulle that are at the top and loop them down and under where the hole is from the folded tulle.

5. Continue pulling the tulle down and use your thumb on the other hand to place the knot and tighten as you pull.

Hopefully this picture shows it a little better.

6. When you have pulled it all the way through your know should look like this on your thumb. You can adjust it as needed to make sure its tight.

7. Your first knot is complete!

8. Now you just need to make a bunch more!

9. Continue all the way around until it's as full as you would like for it to be. When you stretch the elastic you might see empty spaces to fill in.

10. Let them play their hearts out!!



It's time for another giveaway!! Who wants a $20 Gap Gift Card?? Enter your name and email in the comments section below to enter. This giveaway will end Thursday 9:00 pm central . Winner will be randomly picked using random.org and will be announced on Friday morning! You may enter once daily. Good luck!!




This giveaway has ended. Please check back June 19th for the winner!

19 comments:

Mandie said...

Wow! That looks easy. Even I could do that!

I'd love to win the gift card. Love Gap!
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Scarlett said...

I'm gonna make Bonnie one of those tutus.....She would LOVE it! :)

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Whitney Lamp said...

I love love love your blog, I can't wait to get to the store to get the material to make these tutus. Please sign me up for the GAP gift card too. I also made the supper easy cinnamon rolls and I told my husband they were from "scratch" which technically they are and boy does he think I am a domestic godess now, they were so good. Thanks, keep up the cool posts!

Whitney.lamp@gmail.com
I added you to my blog too, stuartsfamily.blogspot.com

McKinney Madness said...

You guys are amazing! How do you know how to do all of this stuff, AND figure out how? Move over Martha Stewart... you guys need your own show or something!! Thanks for the tutorial!! LOVE YOU!!

PS- You know this girl would love a gift card. Sign a sister up!
cortney.mckinney@gmail.com

Kiera said...

LOVE the Tutus!! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas! I love getting on everyday and seeing if there are any fun new projects!! Keep them coming!! ;)
kierajoy@aol.com

The Cosby's said...

I found your blog from Cortney McKiney's. I love it! Thanks for the how to's. Hopefully I will win the gift card. Ashley Cosby - ashleycosby@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Your blog is so much fun! Jenna Shepard - shepardjenna@yahoo.com

Jen said...

What an easy looking tutorial! I think I can handle that one! Thanks!!!

I love the Gap! Thanks for the chance at winning the card!!!

Joy said...

Your girls are too cute...have loved getting to do crafts with them this week =)

Anonymous said...

I really like your blog!! Hopefully I'll win the giftcard! I love the Gap!

Erin
erin0312@mchsi.com

THE MORROW FAMILY said...

Yay...love the tutus and I would love a GAP gift card!
Anna
annamorrow@knology.net

the monkey's mama said...

SO precious! I love it and hope to make one soon! I have one that i attempted to make when Baby C was 4 weeks old but it isn't as fluffy or fun as yours!

(the monkey's mama: the.monkeys.mama {at} gmail {dot} com)

Thanks!

Stacy said...

Love it! Sign me up! :)

The Bordens said...

Love the Tutus
kristi borden
www.kristiborden@comcast.net
chadandkristiborden.blogspot.com

Kiera said...

I'm pretty sure the post said enter once a day so here's for my Thursday entry. ;)
kierajoy@aol.com
Thanks!

Jenni said...

I love this idea!! My 7 year old will be ecstatic!!!
Jenchism420@yahoo.com

The HoneaBees said...

Love all of your tutorials!! Y'all are talented sisters! It must be fun getting to share this with each other!
K

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try this one for all the little girly girls in my life!

Molly - Moser321@aol.com

Jen said...

Here's my Thursday entry!! WooHoo! Pick me!!!