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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My first Tutu & Tutorial

Well, I did it!  I made my first tutu!  My friend Henri, sent me an easy tutu tutorial video (see below) awhile back, so I thought it would perfect for a birthday gift.  Check it out!

I made this for sweet Antonia's Princess Birthday party.  Here are some pictures of beautiful Antonia in her tutu.  Thanks for the pictures, Karla!

Isn't she just precious?  I hug and squeeze her every time I see her!

I was very happy with how my first tut turned out!  It was very simple to make.

Here is what you will need:
  • 2 rolls of 6 inch by 25" tulle of either one or two colors
  • 3/4 inch Elastic for waist band
  • Scissor or rotary cutter/cutting mat
  • ruler or measuring tape
  • needle and thread or a sewing machine to make it super fast
  • coordinating ribbon to the colors of the tulle
  • roll of paper towels and pins (this is to hold the elastic as you tie on the tulle
Here is the fantastic video I followed to make the tutu:

I did the slip knot technique and I used at least 60 strips for this 4T/5T tutu.  I used every bit of the two rolls of tulle. I like how full the tutu turned out.  Once I put on all the tulle, I tied on a ribbon and made a pretty bow.

I think my first tutu was a success!

Be on the lookout for my next tutu.  I am making a ladybug tutu for my sweet Anna's first birthday!

Happy Crafting!

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  1. That's looks great! Thanks for the tutorial...I have always wanted one for my baby girl and now I have a birthday idea for her :)

  2. Thanks Lori! I hope you found the tutorial helpful. Send me a picture. I would love to see how yours turned out!


  3. I've been looking for a tutu tutorial for my niece. This was so easy!

  4. I'm sending this to my mom to make one for my daughter! Thanks for the tut!

    1. You're welcome! I hope that your Mom found that it is was easy! ~Jill

  5. Sooo love your tutu! letting you know I have featured it over on my blog tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com on the first ever TooT {TuTe} Thursday.

    1. Thanks so much for featuring the tutorial Kim! I really appreciate it! ~Jill

  6. I love the skirt and have bookmarked it to make for my little one in the near future! Thanks for sharing!


    1. Thanks Melanie! I hope that you find it easy to make! ~Jill

  7. i wish i had a daughter so i could make one of these...ha!

    1. Thanks April! Even if you don't have a little girl of your own, you can spoil another little girl though! :) ~Jill

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    1. Thanks so much! I am glad you liked it! ~Jill

  9. I was mastubating to these pictures ^^


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