Super cute photos — nice guide to making tutus!
We offer wholesale tutu skirts for princess, ballet, dance, dressup all at bulk prices. Cheap tutus are our specialty! For girls tutus, we have infant, baby, halter top, basic ballet, adults and older girls, ribbon lined and so much more! We have several categories that you can choose from. We have hundreds of styles and colors of cheap ballet skirts. Then, we have our basic ballet tutu category which is by far and away our most popular category of our entire store.
They are great for toddler tutus in bulk, such as for a birthday party. Some of these basic ballet's also have a satin ribbon lined edge, that just makes these so sweet. Next we have what we call the older girl tutus. These are a tad bit larger and longer. Last section in this category is the tutu tops. Great for getting a top to go with your new dance skirts! Our dressup skirts really are the perfect dress-up accessory for any little princess. Next you will need your cardboard.
You can use anything from a cereal box to the side cut out of a cardboard shipping box. You will want to to cut two identical rectangles out of the cardboard. Now we will cut the tulle. The cardboard will make it easy for us to cut.
So if I do one color I will make 48 full wraps around the board. If I do two colors I will do 24 full wraps around the board, three colors, 16 full wraps, etc. Now you will cut down the side of the cardboard you started the wrapping on by sliding the scissors between the two pieces of cardboard which will allow you to cut straight across the the wrapped layers of tulle with no jagged edges.
Once you have all of your tulle cut gently stretch your elastic waistband over the cardboard so that it stays in place but is not super stretched out. Now we will begin wrapping the tulle around the elastic. I always wrap three layers at a time around my elastic, because this allows me to get a really full tutu. You can use more or less to get your desired fullness. Take 3 layers of tulle, if using multiple colors use one of each, and lay them on top of each other and fold them all in half.
Take the folded middle part and side it under the elastic about an inch. Now take the tails of the tulle and pull them over the elastic and through the loop and gently tighten to form a knot.
Just tighten it enough to be snug but not crushing the elastic. Repeat this step until all of the elastic is filled with knotted tulle. When using multiple colors I like to change the order they are layered in with each group of tulle so that the colors are spread evenly throughout. Simply go through each layer and pull the tulle to separate it and the result will be a big, fluffy tutu worth of a princess!
Here are some pics of my daughter with the tutu I just made her. I call this the bubble gum tutu. It used three shades of pink and was cut at a 15 in waist and 8 in length. We even have special freebies only for our subscribers! Click here to follow us! For another fun look, try a fabric tutu! You can learn how to make a Fabric Tutu for little girls here! I love this and pinned it! Every princess needs a big fluffy tutu! Thank you for your comment and for sharing!
Too cute and a great halloween costume too! I have made so many of these! After a while the Tulle pieces can start to stick together. Your little princess likes her TuTu! Thank you so much for this pin. I am so glad it was helpful! I love how easy and affordable it makes tutus so you can have lots of colors! I hope your girls enjoy them! Hi April- I was going to list this in the post but it really varies depending on how big the waist is and how long you make the tulle.
Hi, I would like to no something about the tutu. I intend on doing like yours the 3 different colours. Please could you email me back as i dont always get to the computer to see things. Thanks for the tutu-orial see what I did there? This was super easy and pretty quick.
Thanks so much for these easy instructions. I just made a gold and white one and am thinking I will need to go three colors next time. Super cute, super easy! If I make a post on my blog about it I will be sure to link back!
Here is the link where I referenced your site. Thanks again for the great tutorial! Just a different tip. That way I could adjust the waist size if needed and the ends just look like part of the tutu. Thanks for the tutorial. And your daughter is so cute! I am just wondering, does anyone have any tips on how to attach a tutu skirt made like this one to a bodice?
Instead of tying the tulle to the elastic loop it through the holes in the bodice the same way you would loop it around the elastic. Took 30 min and I had yards of material I had to cut down to 6 inch strips but still 30 min. Thank you for this great tutorial. I just made one for my 3 yr old neighbor girl for Christmas. She wants to be a ballerina when she grows up. This will be the perfect gift for her!! Excited to make this! Question…how many more tulle strips approximately do you need for the larger waist sizes?
Thanks for the awesome directions. I absolutely LOVE this tutorial! Your daughter is adorable btw I hope I can make a tutu for mine just like that. Thanks for this tutorial. I think 3 layers of tulle at a time really does make a difference especially with multiple colors. I have looked at a lot of tutus and tutorials, but you are the first one to answer a question that keeps popping up in my mind. I have been trying to figure out how they get the tutus on elastic so full looking.
You are the first to answer it in your tutorial. You use multiple layers. Thank you for your full explanation.
I will be using this tutorial to make an adult size tutu for the Pomona Bubble Run this Saturday. Great, easy to follow instructions — thank you!! I love this idea, I am going to make one for a mini tree skirt.
I can do it in my color theme for Christmas apple green and white. This post is amazing, and the your lil girl is super cute! Thanks a bunch for these great instructions, and wish me luck! I found your blog to be the perfect instructions for a newby fabric crafter. Very nice photos and clear instructions — Thanks!
I think it less than half an hour from start to finish! Thanks for making it so easy. I just made my 4 month old daughter a tutu for her Halloween costume using your tutorial.
It was so easy thanks to your wonderful instructions! Thank you so much for this! I wants to make a 3 layer tutu dress for my 2 years old daughter how much tulle is required plz help. I love your method for cutting the tulle strips — so quick and easy! Kimber, You mentioned 48 strips and you used 3 colors so that was 16 of each color.
I see you used 1 of each color for each knot. Are there only 16 knots? Glad that I learned it here how to make tutu without sewing. Before, I used to buy tutus and loved there tutus of all sorts. Just made one for my newborn for her photos using your tutorial.
It turned out so perfectly!! For my 12 month old I used about 50 yards 2 rolls Hope that helps! So it comes out to 16 strips of each color? My first attempt so just want to make sure I understand it right! My daughter is 8 and tall, so I would want something around at least 16 inches long. I also want to do three colors. So I understand I get the double in length 32 inches , but how much would I get in yards?
Thanks for the kind words. I do not sell ready made items but I am sure you can find lots of handmade vendors on Etsy. I want to make one for my 4 month old cousin. Is there a softer material that will work as well or maybe another way for it to work.
I love your tutorial!
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