How To Make A No-Sew Christmas Tutu

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How to make a Christmas tutu

When Lauren asked me to make a Christmas tutu, I just couldn’t say no. If you would like to make a tutu of your own this Christmas, please feel welcome to follow these tips!

You will need:

  • A stretchy, elastic crochet band for the body
  • 2*** rolls of red tulle
  • 3m Red organza ribbon
  • 1m Narrow black ribbon for the lacing
  • 1.5m Wide black ribbon for the belt
  • Gold card to make the belt buckle

How To Make A No-Sew Tutu For Christmas

 

(*** To make this tutu, I purchased 2 rolls of 6″ wide soft red tulle (from eBay) and made my tutu skirt two layers thick. It used an entire roll per layer).

Decide on the length of your tutu skirt and cut off lengths from your tulle roll DOUBLE your required tutu skirt length. Lauren is 3.5 years old, and I made her skirt length 9 inches, ie. cutting my tulle in 18 inch lengths.

Fold your tulle pieces in half length-ways, thread the loop end through your tutu body and make a slip knot. Repeat evenly all the way round and in as many layers as desired. (I made my tutu with 2 layers and it was fabulously full).

Since I’ve previously shared a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to make a no-sew tutu, I won’t repeat all the steps here – but please feel free to leave any questions in the comments box at the bottom of this post and I promise to reply to them all!

Christmas tutu

Tutu Straps

To make the tutu straps, I used a 3m length of ref organza ribbon, cut into 4 equal lengths.

Fold each piece of ribbon in half and make a slip knot (the same as for the tutu skirt) on the front and back of the shoulder areas, tying them in a pretty bow to fasten.

You can use any type of ribbon you prefer, but I like organza since it is soft on the skin and holds a lovely firm shape to the bow.

Christmas tutu straps

Tutu Belt and Lacing

Weave some narrow black ribbon through the crochet tutu band as ‘lacing’ and tie discretely in a knot on the inside to secure. Be sure to position this centrally between your shoulder straps :)

To make the tutu belt, cut a rectangle out of a small piece of gold card and using a craft knife, cut two slits on either side to run the ribbon through. Tie the ribbon in a big bow at the back to secure.

 

make a Christmas tutu

Next step… have fun!

Lauren's Christmas tutu

I hope these tips help you if you want to make a tutu this Christmas. Go ahead, it’s easy!

But if you’ve got any questions just leave me a comment in the box below and I’ll be sure to answer you!

~ Natalie

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh my gosh, that is adorable! The belt and lacing really make it special. Seeing cute things like this really make me wish my girls were still little enough to let me dress them!

  2. says

    Oh my gosh. That is just too cute and really makes me wish my daughter were little again so I could dress her up! Adorable. And no sew is just what I need.

  3. Katy Rawson says

    Absolutely adorable! And my kind of tutorial, I’m so not into sewing. LOL My daughter would go nuts for this.

  4. says

    How cute! And your daughter is just gorgeous! I don’t have a daughter to make one for, but have friends who do, and I’m sharing this with them.

    • Natalie says

      The tutu top part kinda makes it more of an outfit, don’t you think? It was so easy to make – my mind is spinning with dozens of fun ideas for more tutu creations :)

  5. cindy says

    HELP !!!!!been making tutu dresses with soft tulle on roll…they look stunning but is it normal for them to scrunch up so bad ?? I have wedding to do and worried about this thanks

    • Natalie says

      Hi Cindy, when not being worn, I find it best to ‘brush’ through the tutu strands with your hands until all straight, gently gather ends together and tie loosely like a ponytail with a big hair scrunchy. When being worn, just encourage the girls to flick the back layers out behind them before sitting :)

  6. Emma says

    Hi Natalie, you have inspired me to try a bit of craft BUT I AM struggling already!! What are the bands called for the body? I have looked on ebay but can only seem to find crochet hair bands an not sure where I am going wrong- can you point me in right direction please? Would love to make one for My baby’s first birthday (not my baby for much longer!)

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