How to Make a Tutu out of Tulle

Tulle is a fun, easy, and inexpensive project that you can complete in just a couple of hours. Tulle tutus are perfect for pretend-play, Halloween, and birthday parties. With just a few materials, you can create a beautiful tutu that can be customized to your child’s liking. Here is an easy photo-tutorial on how to make a tutu out of tulle.
 
Materials:
Tape measurer 6″ Tulle rolls – as many colors as you would like Scissors 1 ½” satin ribbon
 
Instructions:
1. Measure the waist of the child and cut a piece of ribbon that is 24 inches in addition to the waist size. So if your child’s waist size is 22″, you will need a ribbon that is 46″ length (22″+24″ = 46″).
 
2. Tie two knots on the ribbon, leaving a 12″ tail on each side.
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3. Decide how long you want the length of the tutu to be. Multiply that number by 2 and add an inch. For example, I wanted my tutu to be 10″ long so I cut pieces of tulle that are 21″ long (10″ x 2 = 20″ + 1″ = 21″).
 
4. Take one piece of tulle and fold it in half. Then loop the folded tulle around the ribbon and tie a knot.
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5. Alternate the colors of the tulle pieces to your liking. Your tulle pieces should go between the two knots on the ribbon from step 2.
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6. Once that section of the ribbon is covered with tulle, take the two ends of the ribbon and wrap it around the child’s waist and tie a bow. Tutu_OutOf_Tulle_step6-0Tutu_OutOf_Tulle_step6-1

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