I grew up sewing, knitting and creating, but I will admit that after having three boys my creative skills were put on hold. All of it changed, when Bellamy Blue arrived though, because I’ve re-found my passion for creating now that I have a child in the house that appreciates my creations. I have been making lots of doll outfits, and created tutu skirts for all her little friends dolls. One of Bellamy Blue’s favorite outfits consists of putting her tutu skirt on (no matter what outfit she is already wearing), and she just loves dancing around in it. This week I created a tutu for a friend of Bellamy and Emory, as it is her birthday next week. It is very easy to make your own Tutu, so I decided to do a post on how to make a tutu, so that all of you can create one for your little ones as well.
How To Make A Tutu
What you need to make a tutu:
- 2 – 3 25 yard rolls of 6 inch Tulle depending on the size. I used 2 rolls for Bellamy’s skirt (She’s 1), while I used 2 1/2 rolls for a skirt for a 7 year old girl.
- You can find the 6 inch rolls of tulle for tutus on BB Craft for $1.26 (This is where I bought ours, and it arrived quickly in great shape), at the Hair Bow Company, JoAnns and other craft stores.
- A stretchy crochet headband (I found ours at BEYA in the mall for about $0.33) (You can also find them at hair accessory stores, at The Hair Bow Company etc for a dollar or less. Check your dollar stores too.
- A pair of scissors
- Something to fold the tulle over before cutting (I’ve used a baking pan, a big book, shoe boxes etc. – find what works for the length you need)
- A 2 liter soda bottle or something else to hold the crochet headband, while you make the tutu.
How To Make A Tutu:
1. Determine the length you want for the tutu.
2. Roll the first roll of tulle over an item that fits the length of the tutu. (I’ve used a baking pan, a big book, shoe boxes etc. – find what works for the length you need)
4.Now put the crochet headband on a soda bottle
5. Start with a hole in the second row from the bottom of the headband
6. Now take a piece of tulle and fold it in half, then bring the loop down through the hole.
7. Then take the ends of the tulle and lead these through the loop
8. Pull gently until it is fastened nicely on the crochet headband.
9. Continue doing the same all around the headband in the second row of holes from the bottom up.
10. Once you’ve made it all around the headband, you can continue another row above. On this tutu, I was running low on purple, so I decided to do one purple and two pink all around.
11. For an extra effect, you can add a hair clip flower.
A tutu such as the one I created can easily cost up to $50 on Etsy, depending on what kind of flowers and things you want on it. It is easy to make your own tutu, and the tutu I created cost me less than $5 to make.