TUTU's! Can you tell I love anything girlie! I learned how to make the tutus from my good friend Brandy and have not stopped since. I have made tutus for friends but when I found out I was having a girl, I decided to make her one in every color of tulle I had. She now has a 2 pinks, a purple, a red and a blue tutu! Ok I know that's a bit extreme, but I figure, she will have one with each outfit. :-) Now there are 2 different ways to make tutus. This, below, is probably the easiest for babies. I would suggest this website or this one for tutus for older girls that couldn't fit into the headbands. Like I said, I've known how to make these tutus for a while but after I found these clear directions, I figured I would share her method with you.
The directions below are from offsquare. If you go to her website there are pictures as well.
Here is what you need...
- Stretchy headband
- 1.5m tulle (make sure you get the softer, slightly more pricey stuff. Kids won’t thank you for anything scratchy)
What to do...
- Simply cut your tulle into a gazillion strips measuring 50cm x 12cm. Rough enough is good enough here. Your perfectionist side can take a break for the time being.
- Fold a strip in half and, choosing a hole in the lower portion of the headband, thread it through the hole from front to back (loop first, facing downwards).
- Pull the remaining length down through the loop and tighten so that it’s now fastened onto the headband.
- Continue all the way around with the remaining tulle.
- The more tulle you use, the more full the skirt will be. I looped some excess tulle into holes a little farther up the headband so don’t be afraid to claim more territory there if you need it.