My niece Endsly just turned 1 and I got to help with the party prep! This sweet thang got to wear a Nanda Original. (My nieces call me Nanda) Tutus are so easy to make and you probably don't really need this tutorial since there's 58,000 others ones, buuuut what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't include one!?
You Will Need:
- tulle - I used about 1/2 a yard in each color for this tutu, but she's little. It's only like $1.50 a yard, so don't be afraid to get too much!
- elastic for the waist band or ribbon - I used elastic
- measuring tape or ruler
- LOTS of table or floor space
Now the elastic should look like that! ^^
8. Now! Cut your tulle in 3 inch sections - give or take - it isn't a big deal.
12. Take your small strip of tulle and fold it in half, pinch about an inch from the fold to create a loop.
13. Slip this under the elastic. Now just pull the hanging pieces through the loop. You'll have to adjust it a little to lay right. I like to alternate my colors in some sort of pattern.
**You have a choice here** You can use one strip per loop or two strips. The picture shown above is one strip. I will show you what it would look like with two strips. I prefer two. It gives a more solid, full look.
The picture above is with two layers. See the difference?
14. Contine on all the way around. I like to push my colors together so when the tutu is being worn, you don't see any elastic.
the inside of the elastic
Making a tutu is actually really easy. The cutting takes the longest, but once you are done, throw on a movie and start looping!