How to Make a Tulle Tutu Skirt


The ballerina's tutu is an iconic element of the art of ballet. These ethereal skirts follow the intricate footwork of the dancer across the stage. Creating a tulle tutu for a ballet dancer of any age or size is not difficult, since the tulle fabric features edging that does not ravel to eliminate hems. This mostly no-sew tutu is composed of hand-tied strips of tulle attached to an elastic waistband, and requires just a few hand stitches for finishing.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • 4 yards tulle fabric
  • 1 yard 3/4-inch wide elastic ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • White thread
  • Measure the waist of the dancer and subtract 1 inch. Cut the elastic to the measurement and hand sew the ends together to form a circle.

  • Measure from the dancer's waist to the knee for the tutu length.

  • Cut 50 2 inch wide strips of tulle to twice the length measurement.

  • Slip the elastic circle over your leg and bring it to your knee to make tying the tulle strips to the elastic easier.

  • Fold the tulle strips in half and tie all the strips to the elastic, pulling the knot to the bottom edge of the elastic circle.

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