If you have little girls in your life, you’re going to love this tutorial! You don’t need any special skills or equipment to make one of these pretty tulle tutu skirts, and you can put one together in about an hour. *Bonus: We’re giving this red, white and blue tulle skirt to one lucky reader. Scroll to the bottom of the post to enter the giveaway, June 18th-26th*
One of these bands from Michaels
Tulle in color(s) of your choice
An adorable little girl to wear it
*We really like the specific band from Michaels linked above ( it’s not a paid link, we just really think it’s the best band for this project) because it has great elasticity, is the right width, and already has holes for attaching the tulle. We put this skirt we made on a 7 month old and a 22 month old and it fit them both really well. We think you could use this band on an infant all the way up to a 2 year old, probably even a little older depending on her size. You may want to adjust the length of your strips of tulle depending on how big the child is. We cut our tulle into 12″ strips. If you’re making it for an infant, you may want to cut your tulle a bit shorter.*
First, cut your tulle into 12″ strips (or adjust length if needed). The tulle is 6″ wide on the roll. Leave the width the same and cut the length to 12″, so you will end up with 6″ x 12″ sections of tulle. We needed approximately 50 strips. Tie a section of tulle in each hole of the bottom row on the band. The best way to tie the tulle to the band is to:
- Fold the tulle in half lengthwise
- Push the folded end of the tulle through a hole in the band
- Loop the loose ends of the tulle through the folded section of the tulle, then pull it tight
Go all the way around the band until each hole on the bottom row has a section of tulle tied to it. And that’s it. Really easy, right?
We decided we’d like to do something to show you our appreciation. We only started this blog a few short months ago, and already we’ve gained some incredibly smart, kind and funny readers. We’re still finding our “blogging legs”, but we have so many things in store that we want to share with you! If you’re reading this, we want you to know that we appreciate you and we’re so happy you’re here. We sincerely hope you’ll stick around and let us get to know you! So in honor of the fact that someone other than my sister in law and a couple neighbors are reading this page, we’ve decided to send this tutu to one lucky reader! Scroll down to the rafflecopter, where you can enter up to 7 chances.
Update: We recently found ribbon that was exactly like the fabric used in the bands we linked to from Michaels. It was on a spool in the ribbon section (we saw it at Hobby Lobby), so you could use it to make your own smaller or larger waistband, and it came in several different colors. So if you were making, for example, a pink tutu, you could get the ribbon waistband in pink instead of using the white band linked above.