If you have a female daughter, there comes a time in life when she is a girl who always wants to dress up in a skirt or if she goes to dance classes they will ask for a tutu to be able to dance.
It is because of this situation, that I live it with my daughters, that I want to help you so that you can learn how to make tutus for girls in an easy, fast way and above all that it is useful for you so that you can use it again when you need it.
Of course you have many options when you go to buy a clothing store in colors and designs, but doing it with your hands even if you are not very good at crafts can be a nice activity to do with your princess.
There are different shapes and colors, but the one that is most used is that of a classical dancer, which can be white, pink or violet, although the range of colors is very varied.
For example for the celebration of Halloween if you want to make the witch costume the tutu is black.
Also many times a bow is tied at the waist with a satin fabric bow and tulle is used to make the tutu.
To make it very voluminous and cover it well, 3 layers of tulle are used and at the top it is made elastic to fit at the waist.
The tutu skirt can be used by both babies, girls or adult women.
Video to Learn How to make a tutu
I am going to start with this video where you will find how to make tulle skirts with a beautiful bow like a princess in a quick and easy way.
If the video served you but you want to know other ways to do it or you need to have all the steps written in different ways to create it through crafts, continue reading.
How to make a tulle tutu without sewing
You will learn with all these detailed steps how to make a seamless tulle tutu quickly and easily, without the need for needle and thread.
To summarize the steps to make the seamless tutu are
- Buy Tulle fabric.
- Buy ribbon bow tie (waistband).
- Cut the tulle fabric into different strips.
- Fold each of the strips in half.
- Add the first strip to the tape.
- Add the following folded strips of fabric.
- Try on your new tulle tutu.
1) First part
- First you have to get a piece of tulle Which is generally transparent for that reason my recommendation is that it is an important amount since you must make several layers to create the tutu for your girl.
Sizes or sizes for tutu:
- Small tutu: which is recommended for a girl is 1.7 to 3.7 meters of fabric.
- Medium tutu: you have to calculate between 4.4 to 6.6 meters of tulle.
- Large tutu: what is used in tulle is 7 to 9 meters.
Already with these data you can have a much more specific idea of the expense you will have when buying the piece of tulle and what you need, which may be left over but only scraps that can then be used for appliques.
2) Second part
- In this part of the tutu creation process you have to create what is called a waistband, which is ultimately a piece of tape that has to be long so that it can cover your entire waist or that of the girl you want to miss.
For this, it is always recommended to have a tape with a width of 1.4 centimeters and that matches the color of the tulle that you chose for the skirt.
To measure the length you have to wrap the waist and of that size of length what you have to do is add another 60 centimeters and then cut with this will serve the leftover to make a bow.
3) Third part
The piece of tulle that you have must rest it on a table and start cutting it into strips that are long, calculating 10 cm. Wide.
The amount of tulle strips you have to cut is about 12, which you will already notice so that your skirt is well padded and filled on each side, that is why the strips are better wide.
But if you want it to be a tutu that does not have that much volume, then it is always recommended that the fabric strips be cut thin about 5 cm. Wide.
If you want the tutu to be colorful you can use different colored tuls and make a strip of a different color from the other.
For example, I made my daughter orange, pink, yellow, red and violet.
4) Part Four
You have to start adding the strips that you cut from tulle to the ribbon that will go as a belt or adjust to the waist, so you have to fold each ribbon in half.
To then support it on that tape and you will have on the one hand
As a result two types of ends on one side only and one loop for the other.
To add your first strip what you have to do is fold a strip and once the beginning part of the tape is halfway.
The loop has to go through and transfer a few centimeters to the tape. 5 or 10 cm so that it protrudes from the top top.
That’s the time you have to wrap both ends in the opposite direction of the loop or knot and then pull them around.
This has to be through the loop over the top part of the ribbon.
So with all these steps if you follow them to the letter you are going to create a knot as if it were the knot of a scarf fixing this strip well and repeating the process.
To continue you are the one who has to set how many additional strips you are going to add and therefore you are going to carry out the process adding strips that gradually sink to the tape that is the base of the skirt.
As a tip, you have to adjust the knots very well so that they do not come out of the tape so much and that it has space between the different strips so that more pieces can enter.
Once you have a number of straps tied you can slide them so that the tutu is compact and smooth as you add more tulle.
5) Part Five (to finish)
As long as you continue the process of adding strips you are going to give more importance to the trick of leaving about 30 cm. approximately ribbon that can be on one side or both sides to use as a bow for the skirt if you want to make a bow or decoration.
Once you are done with all the tulle strips you added, minus the ends as you need them to tie a knot, you will be able to finish the whole tutu making process.
In the lower part of your back is where you have to make the bow once you try it on and give volume to your skirt, gently sponging the tulle strips.
Here I will leave you a video where they do it in a different way but without sewing which can also help you in case you are not very clear about the step by step.
How to make a sewn tulle tutu
This is another way to make the tutu for your dancer, in this case you will need fabric and the following materials.
If it is for one
- Little girl about 2 to 3.5 meters.
- Medium Girl from 5 to 6 meters.
- Large Adult Woman 7 to 10 meters.
- Thread the color of the tulle or the fabric you use.
- A sewing machine.
- Elastic for the waist.
Summary of steps to make the sewn tutu:
- Calculate tulle meters
- Fold tulle
- Prepare elastic by taking measurements
- Sew to measure the waist
- Pass it between the tulle and adjust it.
You can make the homemade tutu in two ways, on the one hand sewing but it is not the most recommended since it will take a long time, so I recommend you get a sewing machine especially if you have to do another type of future. skirts or dresses for girls.
If you want to make a short tulle dress then you have to calculate that the width of the tulle should be about 1.3 to 1.4 meters.
On the other hand, if you want it to be long, you have to look for measures that are wider than the previous ones.
Once you have chosen the materials you are going to use, the second step which is to fold the tulle.
You take the tulle and fold it by the widest part, for example if you have a 1.5m tulle, when you fold it you will have 0.75 cm.
Once you have done what you have to do is fold the skirt again but always remember in half and using the same direction.
With this you will get four layers of tulle which will achieve greater volume in your skirt.
Now it’s time to prepare the elastic and for that what you have to do is pass it around your waist to know the exact measurement before cutting.
Try to have it very firm but not too tight since it will be the part that takes the putting on the tutu for which if it is very tense it may be that it fits you and is annoying tries that there is no space left but it does not mark the skin.
Once you have it well measured and calculated with a scissor, you cut it to obtain the perfect length with the expected length.
It’s time to sew!
You have to start sewing so the recommendation is that you start doing it along the length of the entire tulle using the technique of a straight stitch calculating about 5 centimeters and you go down where you have the part of the fold that would be the part higher.
Another way to calculate where you have to sew is by eye considering a width that is greater than the elastic but not much just a little.
You have to go through the four layers of tulle that you folded and give it all along the edge of the tulle.
Now you have to add the elastic but for that, I recommend that you use a small hook where you can tighten the tulle that has the same length as possible and keeping the covering tight, it is time to slide the elastic through the tulle.
To keep the ends out of the skirt of the lining, use two pins as this will help you to hold the elastic firm.
This is the next step where you have to sew the elastic but for this you have to take both ends of the elastic and pull.
This is done in order to be able to sew by calculating one 7 mm from the edge, note that it is always with a straight stitch.
Once you are done what you have to do is fold those ends you have and put them on the elastic waist to start sewing them.
But in this case, the stitch is no longer straight but rather zigzag stitches.
Finishing the tutu skirt!
If you got to this point of reading dear reader then you can be happy because we are finishing the tutu but for this what you need to do now is sew it on the back in all its length.
You will notice since it is the part of the ends that the tulle is located.
To help you use pins very carefully and start sewing approximately 5 or 6 mm from the straight edge stitch depending on what you consider.
Watch out! A mistake that I see many times when you sew that only the top layer is crossed and that is wrong, since what you have to do is make sure to sew the four layers of tulle fabric.
If you want to make your tutu more original then you can stick flowers, bows, bows, glitters and diamonds on each layer so that it has its personality and originality.
Here I leave you another video in which you can learn to make a professional or colored ballet tutu for a girl or adult.
How to make a unicorn tutu
The unicorn tutu as you can see in the photo can be of different colors.
You can use the previously explained technique of sewn or seamless tutu although due to the type of clothing design, as you will see, tuls are used in strokes of different color tones such as orange, yellow, green, light blue, violet, red.
It can be combined with a ponytail hairstyle and paint each strand of hair with colored crayons to give it the effect «my little Pony«.
You can also add as an accessory to complete the costume a headband that has ears and wings to be a perfect unicorn princess.
How to make a minnie tutu
First I am going to explain step by step how you can make a nice minnie tutu for your daughter or niece and that this famous Disney character can easily interpret it.
To make it easier you can use the tulle roll instead of tulle fabric since you do not have to cut it.
- First you have to have an elastic which you have to measure the girl’s waist approximately from the one you want to make and cut as you need.
- Once you have the desired measurement, join it and sew it between the ends so that the waist diameter remains.
- Now you have to calculate the length of the tulle this will be according to how much you want the girl to cover, which can be knee-length or a little more or less.
- Spread the tulle as you wish, and then cut several strokes of strip-like pieces of fabric so that you can fill the entire width of the waist.
- Once you have all the straps you have to take the elastic and place it on a chair at the head of the headboard to be able to work on it in a tight way and add the tulle straps.
- This part is essential so that you are on the right side, to start fold a strip of tulle and put behind the folded elastic down.
- While it is tucked between the elastic you have to stretch the tulle so that it is as stretched as possible and the knot that forms between the elastic and the tulle is as tight as you can.
- Repeat the process as you go along the full width of your waist.
- To make the white circles that Minnie’s dress has as an accessory, you can make them out of felt based on a circle that is approximately 3 centimeters in diameter and then paste them with a fabric glue.
Girls tutu images
Here I will leave you different ideas that you can use for a school dance show, as well as dressing up as a princess for Halloween or so you can play with your friends on a birthday.
Pink tutu with pink bows are very beautiful where you can add shiny or pearl appliques and to contrast a black ribbon it is very beautiful.
This type of skirt can be very effective when you wear black t-shirts and pants or dark range as it highlights the red tutu if you add glitter or glued on.
The purple or lilac color can be an option for the lack or princess costume since many Disney characters use it as the Little Princess Sofia, where the bows and ribbons can be a lighter or darker range depending on the color you apply.
Tutu with black tulle can be a good choice for the celebration of Halloween where the dark ones prevail and you can use gray silk ribbons that are very beautiful. With the same tulle you can add a tulle flower to use as a headband.
Combining colors for the skirt is essential to give it a different touch. It can be multicolour as the idea of the unicorn costume or it can be with the same tone in different ranges such as purple, pink and black.
Other examples of skirts for girls that you can see the details that are added such as ribbons on the ends both at the bottom and top as well as bolts.
Three colors that are widely used for dresses for princesses and ballet dancers for girls.
Another example of a unicorn tutu where you can combine colors of the rainbow but in turn to give a finish to the most beautiful skirt you can sew a thick silk ribbon of each color of the tulle.
I hope you liked it and you can easily make the tulle skirt with these so pretty tutus for girls, Share it with your friends!
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