I made this tutu quite long and the choice of colours were picked for a reason. This tutu was made in less than an hour! I already had the tulle (fabric) in the house from a past project that never was! The only item I purchased was the black elastic, which I needed for this particular project, I always have plenty white, but didn't have black. The 5 step tutorial below shows you how I made this tutu.
Scissors or a rotary cutter
I metre of each colour tulle (I used 3 colours, black,pink and red)
Needle and thread or a sewing machine
Step 1: Cut the tulle into strips, a rotary cutter would be easier, however scissors are fine too. You can cut them any length or width you wish, but remember the wider the width, the less strips from the fabric!
Note: 1 metre of tulle cut into strips of 5cm wide would equal 20 pieces of tulle, strips of 10cm wide would equal 10 pieces of tulle. The length of the fabric is your choice, obviously the younger they are, the shorter the length. I used mixed length for this particular project, but normally you would keep the lengths similar. If you know what length you want for the tutu then double the length for the strips when cutting, because you will be folding the strips!
Step 2: Cut the required amount of elastic. (Elastic should be the same length as the child's waist.)
Step 3: The only sewing part, sew the two ends of the elastic securely together to make the waist band. (on the photo you can see that I pinned these together with a safety pin until the end, and then sewed)
Step 4: Place the elastic over a chair back, you could even use your thigh!
Below is another photograph of the completed tutu. As you can see I have made the pink strips longer!
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