- 1/2 inch elastic band
- 1-2 rolls of tulle
- ribbon (optional
- sewing machine or sew glue
Want learn how to make a tu-tu?
First you’ll need to start out with an elastic band (1/2 in – 1 in works best). These come in packs at Jo-Ann’s for about $2. Measure your child’s waist and cut the piece of elastic 1 in bigger. Then you will sew the ends together.
Next you’ll cut your tulle (use the kind on spools-found mine at HL). I cut mine 18 inches for a 3 month old. Decide how long or short you want yours and measure accordingly.
Next you’ll tie a double knot around the elastic. I did a pattern of white-pink-white polka dot- pink – white and so on until I got all the way around. You can get creative here and do as many colors as you’d like…however I prefer to stick to 2-3 colors. Also make sure to slide the knots real close together to get the puffy tu-tu.
I wanted to add just a little bit of ribbon, so I tied a thin piece of ribbon next to the polka dot tulle. So it ended up being about a 5-1 ratio or tulle to ribbon. Again get creative here. Big fat ribbon looks super cute as well.
That’s all! Is that not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen!?
Miss Emmalyn looooved her new tu-tu.
Look how happy she is. She loves it as much as I do.
Now she’s all ready for our Valentines Day Party!