Homemade Tutu Craft
Make your own tutu!
- Ribbon 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches wide (enough to fit around the waist of whoever will wear it, plus a little extra)
- Tulle (can be found in craft/fabric stores). Get one color for a solid-color tutu or more for a multi-colored tutu.
- Thin ribbon, rhinestones or fake flowers for embellishments (optional)
- Seamstress's assistant (your kid)
- First cut a length of the wide ribbon (measure around your daughter's hips or waist and add about 10 to 12 inches).
- Take the piece of ribbon and tie it in a bow around your daughter's waist.
- About 1/2 to 3/4 inch away from the knot, make a small dot with a pen or pencil. Repeat on the other side of the bow.
- Take the ribbon and tie a knot where each of the dots is (the area in between is where the fabric goes).
- Cut the tulle into strips. Each strip should be about 2 inches wide and twice the length that you want the finished tutu to be.
- Tie the strips onto the ribbon.
- If you are using more than one color, have your child help choose a pattern. (Hey, why not sneak in some learning during this craft project?)
- When you have filled the space between the two knots on the ribbon, you may choose to add embellishments (you can glue on rhinestones or whatever you'd like).
- Give your daughter her tutu and off you go to the nearest ballet, tea party or royal ball.
- This is a great craft for little girls who love dress up. These also make great gifts and are pretty cheap and easy to make.