Every little princess should have a pretty tutu skirt to twirl and play in. A classic tulle tutu is a perfect project for beginner crafters because very little sewing is required and it is super easy to make.
Introduction: Girls Tutu Skirt
A pretty tutu skirt is ideal for a flower girl’s wedding dress, playtime, ballet performance, or just for the fun of it. This post will show you how to make a fun girls tutu skirt in 6 easy steps, even if you don’t consider yourself a creative or crafty person.
Step 1: Elastic Waistband
The waistband will be made from elastic, so cut the elastic to your child’s measurement. Fold the elastic so that the ends meet and overlap a little bit. Use a needle and thread or a sewing machine to secure the elastic loop.
Step 2: Trim The Tulle Correctly
The tulle is the main theme, it will hang from the waistband. Carefully cut strips of tulle double the size of your desired length. For short tutus, cut three or four rolls of 6”-wide tulle into 22” strips. This site is not meant to go all the way to the floor, but rather to the ankles.
Step 3: Attaching Tulle To Elastic Band
After cutting the tulle into strips, take the first strip and fold in half so that it creates a loop. Bring the loop of your tulle up and over the inside of the elastic. The bottom of your tulle will be beneath the elastic waistband and the top of the loop will be above. With the loop still above the elastic, grab both of the bottom ends of the tulle strip. Pull the bottom ends of the tulle through your upper fabric loop.
Pull tight to create a knot around the top. Repeat with the remaining tulle strips.
Step 4: Keep On Adding Tulle
As you are adding the tulle strips, eventually push the top knots together. This will stretch the elastic a bit to give you more room to add more strips for a really full tutu. Repeat until you make it around the entire waistband and can no longer see the elastic.
Step 5: Add Another Layer
If you want a two-layer tutu, cut two to three rolls of 6” wide tulle into strips that are 8” to 10” shorter than your initial tulle strips. Repeat the process of tying the tulle onto the waistband in between the tulle knots that are already tied on. Repeat until you have made it all around the waistband and your entire first tier tulle color is covered up.
You now have a fabulous classic tutu skirt that your kids will adore, and of course, it makes for great photos too.