Friday, October 2, 2009

"Tulle Tututorial"

Made Georgia her Halloween tutu today. She's going to be a witch! I used three colors, green, purple and black. First I layered the fabrics while they're still folded. Then I cut out squares approximately 26" by 26". This gave me 6 squares per cut. I had 3 yards of each color and ended up with 24 total squares.

I then pinched the middle of the square, made a little twist and pinned it to a 1 and 1/2" black ribbon. I also pinned a piece of ribbon (about 6") first. Here's an example of the back (because of course I didn't take pictures when I did it).

Then the front......................

After I pinned all the squares and ribbons, I sewed everything down about a quarter of an inch from the edge of the ribbon on the wrong side so I could make sure I caught it all.



Next I folded the black ribbon over and sewed it down to make a casing. I ran an elastic through the casing and sewed down the ends. I put a snap on the ends to close it. This tutu is very full. It would be fun to add bells or charms to the ribbon ends if you were making a fairy or princess tutu. If you'd want to do a larger one you'd simply have to open the tulle up and cut bigger squares and probably use 6 or more yards of tulle for each color depending on how full you want it and how big the waist would be.

I had the pieces left that I had cut from the folded edges so I gathered them together to add to her hat.

I can't wait to finish it all and see her model it!! Any questions? Just ask!


Amy said...

too cute! i can't wait to see a pic of her modeling it either! and say, i think i know a little girl around these parts who'd LOVE a halloween tutu too :).

Trudy Callan said...

Very cool!

Regina said...

How cute!! I made a tutu for my niece a while back and I gathered it which was a HUGE pain. I like this idea much better.

Milmonster said...

I love this skirt! I am making one for my baby girl for Halloween. She is a bee so I decided to use black and yellow. Thanks so much for your great ideas!

cathy gaubert said...

how did i miss this?? this is a great way to make a tutu, suesue. go back and say that sentence 3 times, fast!
:) cathy

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I'm a stay at home mom of four adult children. I've always been interested in creating and have been sewing since I was a young girl. Everyone loves lagniappe. It's the little extra things in life that make it special, whether it's a sweet, sticky kiss from a child or a great cajun cup of coffee.