Wednesday, December 9, 2009

For Jennifer

How To Make Vivian A Tutu :)

You will need:

  • About 6 yards of tulle (netting). I like them super fluffy and end up using somewhere between 5 & 6 yards. If you have extra, just make a tutu for her baby.
  • Non-roll elastic 1" wide. Cut a piece 1" smaller than her waist.


  • You could tie the tulle onto a long ribbon and tie the tutu around her waist. But I know you're dying to try out some mad sewing skills!

If you are going the elastic route, sew the ends of the elastic together. I sew a square so that it is really secure.
It's easier to cut if you do it as follows. Lay your tulle out as shown. One end is raw, the other end is a fold.

Cut a 6 inch strip.

Snip through the folded end, which would give you two pieces of tulle.

Fold the strip in half and lay it under the elastic (or ribbon), creating a loop at the top.

Pull the two ends up through the loop and pull taut.

There you go..... now just do it a zillion more times until you fill the elastic up!
Super Duper Easy!


  1. Has anyone told you today that you are awesome??? Thanks so much - I will keep you posted!

  2. LOL! I just finished 5 of these for gifts :) I think our minds must be connected somehow...It's such a fast, easy project and I can do it while watching the kiddos play. Thanks for sharing.

  3. So cute! My mom and twin make tutus but I've never been privy to their tutu making session. Glad to see this!

    Also--how are the boots coming along from last post?