So, you wanna make a tutu? Well, let me tell you...if you'd've told me that one day I would be writing a post on how to do something crafty, I'd've died from laughter.
Then, I would've composed myself and told you that, surely, you must have the wrong person.
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Hahahahahahaha!!!
Alright, tho. If you promise not to laugh too hard, I'll show you how I made a "No-Sew Tutu".
First, cut many pieces of tulle. And, let me warn you of two things, 1. Tulle is hard to cut and 2. Tulle is not fun to cut and 3. You can never cut enough tulle. (Ooops. That was 3 things.)
However, if you can survive the cutting of the tulle, you can breeze through the rest of the tutu without any problems! I'll be honest. I couldn't stomach cutting the tulle all in one sitting. I needed a break.
A two day break.
I cut the tulle strips into widths of about 3-4 inches. Partly 'cuz I was lazy and figured the wider the strips, the less cutting and partly 'cuz I was basing it off of a tutu I had purchased.
Once your tulle is all cut into perfect, even, not at all jagged or squiggly strips the fun can begin!
Grab your self a length of ribbon. If I remember right, ours was about a yard and a half. (Oh, and for the record, I used just under 4 yards of each color tulle for this tutu...more on this later...)
Take a length of tulle, and double it.
Place the looped end under the ribbon, and pull the two loose ends of tulle through the loop, securing it to the ribbon.
(PS--Am I the only nurse that sees big, bulging veins and dreams of tossing in a large bore IV? Please tell me I'm not alone.)
Repeat until your tutu fits the person which will be sporting your newly created crafty DIY tutu. Remember to leave enough ribbon so that you can tie the tutu with a cute bow.
And that, my friends, is a "Tutu Tutorial"...just for you! (Sorry for the poor photos...it was a last minute shot...)
What I'd do differently:
- I'd double up the lengths of tulle...so that when doing the "secure loop maneuver" you'll have two strips of tulle you're securing at once. I think it would look "fuller" this way, and not so sparse at the bottom.
- I'd have something sharper than an old, rusty, sticky, opened one too many freezies scissors with which to cut the tulle.
- I'd buy more tulle. In this case, more really is more.
Oh, and if you hadn't guessed...this is part of Belle's Halloween costume...a "pretty" witch! For a Halloween costume, I'd say I didn't do half bad! Not half good, either...but not half bad! ;)