Friday, December 30, 2011

How To: Lets start with the basics on making a no sew tutu

How to make a simple NO SEW Tutu

this tutu

a Rafflecopter giveaway

How to Make a Simple NO SEW TUTU
  1. What you will need:  Measuring Tape, Tulle, Scissors, Cardboard square, and Measurements of waist

2.Measure around the waist where you want the tutu to sit

3. Once you have measured the waist, measure out your ribbon. First measure the length of the waist then add 40 inches, that will be 20 inches for each end to tie in a bow.
waist measurement 21" + 20" + 20" to tie bow = 61" of ribbon total

**waist measurement + 40 inches = total length of ribbon needed

4. Next cut a piece of card board to the length you want the tutu.
I am making an 8 inch tutu

5. Next grab your roll of tulle in the colors you want for your tutu

This is a tip I learned a from Treasures for Tots

6. Start wrapping the tulle around your card board making sure you don't pull too tight. 
Secret #1
I use over 120 or more strips per tutu
This tutu will have turquoise and hot pink so I need to start with 60 strips of tulle for each color.
Wrap the tulle around the cardboard 60 times

7. Then cut from the roll

8. Then I take one end and cut the tulle right down the middle

*Note: I do not cut both ends

9. When you unfold the tulle and remove the cardboard, your tulle should measure approx. 16 inches for and 8 inch tutu

10. Next bring back your ribbon. Measure and mark it at 20 inches

11. Take one strip of tulle and make a loop with your finger. Make sure the ends of the tulle line up together.

12. Place the loop under the ribbon at the 20 inch mark

13. Grab the ends thru the loop like so in the picture

14. Pull the ends thru the loop holding onto the ribbon

15. Pull tight

16. Add two more of the turquoise then move to the next color

17. Then add three strips of the next color

18. Keep alternating your colors

19. Keep going until you have reached the correct waist measurement or until all your tulle strips are gone.

Secret #2
Push all the tulle together as close as possible for that extra fluffy tutu

20. Measure tutu again and then add more tulle until you get to your waist measurement number

Now you have a finished and super fluffy tutu

**make sure you burn the ends of your ribbon with a lighter so the don't fray

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  1. SO CUTE!!! I so want to win this for my little princess!!!

  2. Awesome thanks for the info =) would love to win this tutu for myprincess

  3. So cute! Thanks you i dont think mine would look as perfect.

  4. Oh my!! I love it,I hope my tutu comes out perfect just like yours

  5. How much tulle do you use for one tutu

  6. This was VERY helpful!!!! I made myself a tutu for the Neon Run 5k - and my friends were super impressed. They thought I actually bought it! Thank you so much for posting this tutorial!!! It completely helped me with my tutu!!!
    Here's how mine turned out:

    1. You are so welcome. That makes me so happy to hear!!!!

  7. How do you get it to fluff out into that shape? Do you do anything special at the end when all the tulle is on?

    1. If your tutu isnt fluffy then you are not using enough tulle. I do not do anything special to the tulle. Are you using tulle by the bolt or tulle on the roll?

  8. Have you made one longer? I want to wear one for work for Halloween and I don't want one to be TOO short because I am 5'9? I am thinking making each strip 25 inches+ but do you think that it will look okay?

    1. If you are that tall, I might go 30 inches + That way when the strip is folded in half to make the tutu your tutu will be 15 inches or longer. I think it will look just fine if you are wanting it cover for work. I wish I had a photo of an adult wearing that length of tutu to show you it will look great.

  9. Does it work well with an elastic band or better with ribbon?

  10. Wow - that looks super fluffy and looks great too!!

  11. How did u get it to look like there's layers?