Friday, April 13, 2012

No-Sew Tutu!

This is one of my recent projects I did. I made a no-sew tutu for my 3 year old daughter. It was fun and really easy to make. I bought some elastic from Wal-Mart, which cost less than $2, and also 2 yards each of tulle (fuchsia, light pink, and lavender). The tulle was $0.97/yard. I also purchased some solid color ribbon in matching colors to use to hang down from the waist. 

I started out by measuring the elastic around my daughter's waist. I subtracted an inch to make sure it had a good, snug fit. 
I then hot glued it together to form the waist of the tutu.
Next, with the elastic still around her waist, I measured with measuring tape to see how long I wanted the tulle to hang. I then cut 6 inch strips of tulle and multiplied the length by 2, and added an inch to replace the knot that ties around the elastic.
Next, I made a slip-knot with the tulle and tied it around the elastic, being careful not to pull too tight and bend the elastic. I continued this process of knotting until I had no room left. After that was done, I cut the ribbon to mach the length of the tulle and added them in.

And voila! That's it! IT was then time for my little princess to enjoy her new handmade tutu!
This whole project is really easy and doesn't take much time at all. The most tedious part was cutting up all the tulle. 

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