A few nights ago, my husband and I put our kids to bed and then I left him home while I went to JoAnn Fabrics by myself to pick up a few things for the Birthday party that I'm planning for our (almost) 3 year old. Walking around in that store alone is like pure bliss. The holiday's are over, the store is quiet and the new craft ideas are on display. Awww.....deep....happy....sigh....
I came across a Valentine tutu they had for sale. Instead of buying it, I decided to make my own. I headed over to the fabric section, picked some tulle and some elastic. This project ended up being really inexpensive and super easy. I love that!
What you need:
2 yards of tulle
***I bought one yard of white, 1/2 yard pink and 1/2 yard red.
Elastic (The tutu size I made is 18months-2T and I used 17inches of elastic)
Thread to sew the elastic into a circle and a button if you want to dress it up a bit more.
To make the elastic waistband of your tutu, measure your child's waist or the waistband of her pants. Cut a piece that is once inch shorter than the waist measurement.
I cut each color of my tulle to a different length, just to mix it up a bit! My pieces of tulle were cut at:
White: 25 inches long, 2 inches wide
Red: 21 inches long, 2 inches wide
Pink: 18 inches long, 2 inches wide
Fold the piece of tulle in half.
Put the folded piece of tulle behind the elastic and then pull the loose ends through the loop.
You should now have a bundle of tulle looped over and knotted to the elastic waistband. Continue bundling tulle and knotting each bundle to the elastic all the way around.
All done and my little Valentine loves it!
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