No Sew Tutu

Ever since we found out we’re having a little girl, I’ve had an urge to make little girl themed crafts. Since we’ve had rain everyday this week I figured now was a great time to make the no-sew tutu. This couldn’t have been any easier. The hardest most time consuming part of this project is cutting the tulle. Other than that, it’s so simple. And, as the name implies, there’s no sewing! Which is right up my ally since I’m a self-proclaimed hot glue gunner and have no clue how to sew. Maybe one of these days I’ll eventually learn but for the time being, hot gluing works fine for me :)

No Sew Tutu

So let’s get to it, shall we? I’ve included step-by-step instructions along with a video clip, which will show just how to loop the tulle through the waistband. If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment!

No Sew Tutu How To

Materials Needed:

  • Crochet ribbon (which is the same material as a crochet headband, found in the ribbon department of a craft store)
  • Safety pins
  • 1-3 rolls of 25-yard, 6” tulle. The more you use, the fluffier your tutu will be
  • Ribbon (optional- I didn’t use any, but this would make a great accent on your tutu)
  • Scissors
  • Oatmeal canister/Paper towel roll (you will use this to hold the shape of the waistband)

Directions:

  • Measure your child’s waist and cut the crochet ribbon to the desired length. I would recommend cutting the waistband a bit smaller than your child’s waist since the fabric will stretch and you want a snug fit. Use safety pins to secure. Place waistband on oatmeal canister.
  • Determine the length of skirt you want and cut the tulle to twice that length. For example, I wanted a 10” skirt, so I cut my strips 20” long (you do this, because the tulle will be folded in half).
  • Fold strip of tulle in half and thread the middle (the closed end) strip of tulle downward through bottom hole of crochet ribbon. Make sure cut ends are the same length and then thread the open ends through the folded end of tulle, making a slipknot.
  • Continue to do this with pieces of tulle around the entire waistband. If desired, follow the same procedure for the second set of holes on the waistband.
  • Once finished, make sure that all of the strips hang downward and use scissors to trim any uneven ends.

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