Nothing completes a little lady’s outfit quite like a fun tutu!
Tutus are for any season or occasion- the best part? They are super cheap and easy to make yourself! On average, I can make these tutus for about $4 and takes about half an hour. That price is pretty great when you start looking to buy and see that many similar sell online for $25+.
First you need your supplies. Today I’m making a tutu for Vi’s first Fourth of July celebration. So I am using three colors; about a yard and a half a color. Once you have your tulle, you just need elastic (I prefer half-inch elastic for my little lady), a bit of thread, and scissors!
Set aside the elastic waistband and grab your tulle. You can decide how long you want your skirt or dress based on your wants from the outfit. It’s summer, hot out, and I want this to be like a little “blast” of a firecracker so I’m aiming for a shorter skirt this time- about six inches out from the waistband.
You have your waistband, cut tulle, and now it’s just a matter of time and patience putting it together!
Take one piece of tulle and fold it in half, leaving a sort of loop at the end.
As you add more knots, make sure to push the existing ones close together so you end up with a nice, full tutu.
If you are wanting to use little lines of light colors with dark, like this trooper tutu, still make sure to use at least 3 knots to make sure the color comes through.
Feel free to add to the tutu as well. Add a soft ribbon to the top to help make it less scratchy if the person wearing it isn’t wearing a onesie. Or make little tulle ribbons and add fun buttons to add a little bit of extra cuteness.
Stay tuned on how to make simple tulle bows and flowers to add to headbands or tutus!