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!
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.
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.
Next step… have fun!
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!