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How To Make A Tutu [No Sew Tutu Tutorial]

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A simple tutu can be the base for many costume ideas and this easy skirt tutorial will have you quickly ready for even last-minute costume and Halloween parties! Learn how to make a no-sew tutu with this super quick and easy step by step tutorial. You read it right, there is no sewing involved – Yay!

Have you ever wondered how to make a tutu? A no-sew tutu couldn’t be more simple to make for little ones and it is a great handmade gift that encourages imaginative play. Package it up with a wand and a crown for a fun dress-up set. If you want another simple project try to make a headband out of an old t-shirt!

I don’t know about you, but I have a little girl who loves to play dress-up. When she plays dress-up her imagination blossoms to life. That’s why I enjoy creating DIY clothing like this DIY tutu skirt. It is the perfect play skirt. What’s best is that you can make them in any color, length, and even layer them.

You can make a tutu for a child or even an adult tutu easily. Just follow along with my step by step tutorial guide and you will have the cutest tutu for girls. Add a bit more tulle and you can make an easy tulle tutu for an adult! No sewing machine is needed!

What supplies do you need to make a DIY Tutu?

  • Tulle (The local fabric stores carry various colors of tulle.)
  • 1 elastic headband (I found the elastic headbands at the dollar store.)
  • elastic cord (The local fabric or craft store carries elastic cord.)
  • scissors

How many yards of tulle do you need to make a tutu?

Tulle Needed to make a child’s tutu

The amount of tulle can vary by how full you want the tutu to be.  We used five yards of tulle for a child-size tutu and it worked great. If the tutu isn’t full enough you can always add more tulle.

tulle Needed to make a Tutu for an adult

Six yards of tulle should be enough to make tutu skirts for adults. You may need to use more tulle depending on the desired length, size, and fullness of the skirt you are making. 

How To Make A No-Sew Tutu

Start by cutting strips of tulle.  Cut the entire 5 yards of tulle into 4 or 5 inch wide strips. It doesn’t have to be perfect and the width of the strips can be varied. When you buy tulle it is folded once lengthwise on the bolt. Fold the tulle in half again lengthwise to make the cutting go quicker.


Open each strip up so it is folded in half one time like it was when it came off the bolt. Fold this strip again, finding the middle. You might skip the second fold if making for an adult.


Place the elastic headband on your upper thigh to make tying the strips of tulle onto the band easier. Place the middle of the strip that is folded in half under the elastic band.


Reach under and through the loop grasping the strip.Pull the tail through the loop.

This makes a slip knot, pull snug. Be careful tying tulle strips around the elastic band to not stretch out the band.

Continue tying all of the strips of tulle onto the waistband, trying to tie them evenly.

If the waist of the tutu needs to be adjusted, tie a knot in the elastic band.


TaDa! Now you have made a super simple tutu that is perfect for costumes and play! Don’t forget a wand and crown to make this tutu an extra special homemade gift.  This tulle tutu is a great way to avoid the cost of boutique skirts and create your own special birthday outfit for any little girl.  Coordinate the skirt to the birthday theme, and you will have a picture-perfect outfit!

This tutu will fit children from about 2-7 years. To make the tutu longer in length for older children, don’t fold the strip exactly in the middle, making one side longer. 

Tips on How to Make a Tulle Skirt

  1. Child-size tutu skirt: Use an elastic headband for the waist.  This way you don’t need to measure elastic. If you do not have an elastic headband you can use the elasticized cord. To cut the elastic cord to size wrap it around the child’s waist. Make sure it is snug. Leave a little bit to tie a knot. The excess allows you to resize as necessary to do this adjustment undo and move the knot.
  2. Adult-size tutu skirt: The elastic headband we used for the child-size tutu might not be large enough.  To determine the length of elastic needed for an adult-sized tutu, wrap a piece of elastic around an adult waist.  Tie the elastic in a knot so it fits snugly for the elastic waistband.
  3. Adult-size tutu skirt: Remove elastic and begin tying on the tulle strips. If you need a longer tutu don’t fold the tulle the second time before tying onto the elastic.  This might make the tutu not as full, but it will give it more length.  Just add more strips of tulle.

Alternate Technique for Waistbands

You can also use a ribbon for the waistband. This makes a very adjustable waistband. First, tie the ribbon around your waist and secure it with a bow. Next, while wearing the ribbon add the steps of tulle, shifting the ribbon around your waist as you go. Then simply untie and tie again to put the tutu on and take it off.

Check out these other ideas

Now that you know how to make a tutu you can make many different skirts including this darling witch costume! You can make this DIY no-sew Halloween costume in an evening. For this witch costume, we used rolls of tulle instead of the tulle on the bolt. We also used this same tutu tutorial to make a Wonder Woman costume.

We never can decide on what to be for Halloween until the very last minute. That’s why it’s good to know how to make this easy and versatile tutu. You don’t need to stick with just one color of tulle. Try mixing in some different colors throughout the same skirt. 

You will be amazed at how quickly a tutu can be made. With a themed t-shirt and an easy tutu, you can easily fix just about any “I don’t have a costume” dilemma!

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How To Make A Tutu Skirt [No-Sew Tutorial]

Learn how to make a no-sew tutu with this super quick and easy step by step tutorial. You read it right there is no sewing involved – Yay!

Author Cindy Hopper

  • 5 yards Tulle (Use 5 yards of tulle for a child-size tutu and at least 6 yards for an adult-size tutu.)
  • 1 Elastic headband
  • Elastic cord (Use the elastic cord when an elastic headband is not available.)
  1. Start by cutting strips of tulle.  Cut the entire 5 yards of tulle into 4 or 5 inch wide strips. It doesn't have to be perfect and the width of the strips can be varied. When you buy tulle it is folded once lengthwise on the bolt. Fold the tulle in half again lengthwise to make the cutting go quicker.

  2. Open each strip up so it is folded in half one time like it was when it came off the bolt. Fold this strip again, finding the middle. You might skip the second fold if making for an adult.

  3. Place the elastic headband on your upper thigh to make tying the strips of tulle onto the band easier. Place the middle of the strip that is folded in half under the elastic band.

  4. Reach under and through the loop grasping the strip.Pull the tail through the loop.

  5. This makes a slip knot, pull snug. Be careful tying tulle strips around the elastic band to not stretch out the band.

  6. Continue tying all of the strips evenly onto the elastic band.

  7. If the waist of the tutu needs to be adjusted, tie a knot in the elastic band.

  8. TaDa! Now you have made a super simple tutu that is perfect for costumes and play! Don't forget a wand and crown to make this tutu an extra special homemade gift.  This tulle tutu is a great way to avoid the cost of boutique skirts and create your own special birthday outfit for any little girl.   Coordinate the skirt to the birthday theme, and you will have a picture-perfect outfit!

  1. Child-size tutu skirt: Use an elastic headband for the waist.  This way you don’t need to measure elastic. If you do not have an elastic headband you can use the elasticized cord. To cut the elastic cord to size wrap it around the child’s waist. Make sure it is snug. Leave a little bit to tie a knot. The excess allows you to resize as necessary to do this adjustment undo and move the knot.
  2. Adult-size tutu skirt: The elastic headband we used for the child-size tutu might not be large enough.  To determine the length of elastic needed for an adult-sized tutu, wrap a piece of elastic around an adult waist.  Tie the elastic in a knot so it fits snugly.
  3. Adult-size tutu skirt: Remove elastic and begin tying on the tulle strips. If you need a longer tutu don’t fold the tulle the second time before tying onto the elastic.  This might make the tutu not as full, but it will give it more length.  Just add more strips of tulle.

No Sew Tutu — CraftBits.com

Making a basic tutu can be fun and easy! Even your child can help, which is also a great rainy day or activity for a birthday party! What's even better is that making a non-sew tutu is fairly inexpensive. Minimal sewing is involved using a needle and thread for waistband construction. For a 100% non-sew tutu, use a stretchy headband for the waistband. No sewing involved in the actual skirt portion of the tutu.

What you need

Tulle From The Bolt (fabric stores sell tulle by the yard from a bolt, which is usually 54″ wide) or 6″ by 25 yard roll of tulle

If using tulle from the bolt, you will need to purchase at least 5-6 yard of tulle for a baby/toddler size. Ages 4 and up will need at least 8-10 yards of tulle.

If using tulle from the roll, purchase 6″ by 25-yard rolls of tulle. You will need 2-3 rolls for a baby/toddler size and 3-4 rolls for ages 4 and up. I personally love using tulle ribbon from a roll/spool. It’s normally used for wedding decorations and gift-wrap. It’s easier to work with and quicker to cut.

Fabric Scissors

1/2″-3/4″ Width Roll of Non Roll Elastic (Amount determined by waist size) or elastic headband for waist

Needle and Thread

Instructions

When I first started making tutus, there were one or two free tutorials on the Internet with no photos to help in the process. I learned by trial and error and now I want to pass my tutorial to you. Avoid the mistakes I made when first attempting to make a tutu… Follow the steps below for a quick introduction into making non sew tutus.

BASIC TUTORIAL ON MAKING A NON-SEW TUTU: 

Waistband Construction:

Measure child’s waist and cut elastic 2″ smaller than measurement to allow for a snug fit. Sew both ends of elastic together by hand or with a sewing machine.

For a non-sew waistband, purchase inexpensive stretchy headbands from your local drugstore. Most stretchy headbands come in one size so this option may not work for all waist sizes.

Cutting Tulle:

If using tulle from a bolt, you will need to cut it down into 6″ strips. A quick and easy way to do that is to roll the tulle into a tube… it should look like a tube of gift-wrap paper.

One end of the tulle will have a folded edge (that’s how it comes from the fabric store). Starting on that edge, measure 3″ and make your first cut with a great pair of fabric scissors. Then measure 6″ over and cut again. Repeat every 5-6” until you have cut the entire length. You may have to adjust the strip width to make the strip width as even as possible.

If using 6″ by 25-yard rolls of tulle, you won’t need to cut 6″ strips, since the roll already comes in a 6″ width. You do have to cut each strip to your desired length.

Let’s say you want the tutu to be 14″ long. Double that length to 28″ and cut each strip to 28″ long. You determine length.

Some strips might not come out completely even, but it really is okay once all strips are tied on. Any mistakes can be hidden.

Making the Skirt:

Step One: Fold your strip in half and bring it behind the elastic waistband to form a loop.

Step Two: Bring the ends of the tulle strip through the loop. Pull down the end to tighten. Make sure not to pull it too tight.

Step Three: Continue tying slipknots or regular knots around the entire waistband. You will probably use between 40-60 strips of tulle for a baby/toddler tutu.

A good rule of thumb is to squeeze in at least 3 knots per inch of your waistband measurement.

And there you have your finished tutu!

Mariana Patrick loves teaching others her secrets on making tutus. She has written three e-books on making several variations of non-sew and easy-sew tutus and fun hair bow styles. She is also in the works of adding more projects to her library.

DIY Christmas tree. 16 ideas on how to make a New Year's craft from improvised materials

We continue to decorate our home for the winter holiday. We have already made various snowflakes, hung them on windows and walls. Now we want to give the holiday symbolism. And this, of course, is the main princess of the celebration - the Christmas tree. I know that many feel sorry for the trees and replace them with artificial counterparts. But sometimes you just want to make something with your own hands in order to get satisfaction from the action and accent in the decor.

All craft ideas are easy to do with kids. To make it easier to do the job, make the basics in advance. And try not to skimp on decor. Buy more different beads, ribbons, ribbons, beautiful buttons. Collect small toys from kinders and decorate with them. And they will go into business and will not wallow.

Contents

  • How to make a Christmas tree from improvised materials (from pasta, from yarn)
  • Volumetric Christmas tree from paper
  • Crafts from cotton pads for New Year to kindergarten
  • DIY crafts from napkins
  • New Year's tree from sweets
  • We make a Christmas tree for the new year from pine cones
  • Light Christmas tree from Mishura
  • Fluffy beauty from pompons
  • Elt. from felt
  • Christmas beauty from fabric

How to make a Christmas tree from improvised materials (from pasta, from yarn)

You can create beauty from everything that is at hand. The main thing is to attach to this a share of imagination and all your accuracy. With modern devices, such as a glue gun, you can give the product original shapes and fix different textures and materials.

I know that wine bottle corks and ice cream sticks are also used. Well, we didn’t have any traffic jams at home, and the sticks have long been sold for different needs, so let’s move on to materials that any housewife will definitely have - pasta and yarn.

Let's start with pasta. I know that various snowflakes are made from them. It turns out that they are also suitable for the Christmas tree.

We will need:

  • Pack of pasta (better to use feathers)
  • Glue gun
  • Cardboard sheet
  • Paint
  • Decor

Feather or spiral shape is preferred. Choose a good manufacturer so that all the things are even and the same length.

First, we glue the cone out of cardboard. I do this by simply twisting the sheet around my hand. To prevent the workpiece from falling apart, we fasten it with a stapler.

And now we cut the base so that the tree stands straight and not crooked.

Next, put pasta on the hot glue. We take one.

We always start from the bottom. “Lay” the first two rows, i.e. glue them so that they lie on the surface, so the product will be more stable.

And the next rows must be raised exactly on the previous ones by an amount equal to half the “spiral”.

When you finish the top, we start to cover the whole craft with paint.

You can get green, or you can buy gold or silver spray paint. Only then you need to spray it not at home.

I really like the result. It doesn't take much time, but it looks very elegant.

Now it's time for yarn and cord.

To make a Christmas tree out of yarn, you need to wind the thread exactly one above the other on a paper cone. Periodically fastening it with hot glue to the base.

Decorate with decor.

This product is made even faster than pasta.

You can decorate them with buttons.

And I also want to share a version of a Christmas tree made of cord.

We need:

  • Cord
  • Wire
  • Decor

First we select the wire. It should be firm and not thin. From it we turn a cone-shaped spiral. We check for stability. The bottom can be wrapped twice.

We begin to string the cord onto the wire.

Dry and decorate.

Adhesive will give the structure additional strength and will not allow the cord to slide down the frame.

Large Christmas tree made of paper

Paper is always the first thing that is associated with the word "craft". And from it you can create not one Christmas tree, but a whole spruce forest in which not a single tree will be repeated!

Let's say we want a paper tree to make us happy on the kitchen table. Then you need to make it fluffy and voluminous. And also the most stable.

So, I picked up a few detailed master classes with a clear description of the process.

Version 1

We need:

  • Cardboard cone
  • Adhesive
  • Various shades of green paper.

Cut out many circles of the same size from paper.

And we begin to glue their edges to the cone, observing the rows.

The first layer is always at the base.

This craft is available in terms of difficulty, even for a two-year-old child. And it looks quite rich because of the different shades of the same color.

Option 2. Terry conical herringbone

Cut out 4 semicircles. Each of them is smaller than the previous one in diameter by 2 centimeters.

We glue the blanks into a cone and slightly cut the edges along the perimeter to get the volume. Fold the terry edges a little.

Now glue a smaller cone onto the largest piece. And so in the direction of decreasing.

That's the whole simple process.

Option 3. Let's make a Christmas tree from paper circles

Cut out 4 circles. Each of them is 1 centimeter smaller than the previous one.

Then we fold each circle 3-4 times in half.

We also make the base out of paper. You can wrap green paper around a pencil or a kebab stick.

We string round blanks on the trunk in descending order of size.

To give stability, the stem can be stuck into plasticine, wax or a wine cork.

Option 4

Mark 15 circles, decreasing the diameter by 1 centimeter each time. Then we divide each circle into 12 equal parts, drawing lines through the center.

From the center, mark half the radius and draw a circle. Now we cut the lines clearly to the drawn circle.

Glue the tips on each petal.

When you have completed all the levels, start assembling the Christmas tree from the widest row to the smallest.

How do you like ideas, I think you will find ideas for yourself.

Crafts from cotton pads for the new year in kindergarten

The child was taken aback by the task that tomorrow you need to bring crafts to kindergarten? And outside the window, of course, it is already night. Then you can use the packaging of cotton pads. In most families, they are actively used.

We need:

  • Pack of cotton pads
  • Carton for cone base
  • PVA glue
  • Decor

We fold the cardboard frame, connect the edges with a stapler.

Take a cotton pad and fold it in half.

Then we plant two tips of a cotton semicircle on harmless PVA glue.

And glue the workpiece to the base, after smearing its fold with the same PVA glue.

So we do row after row. It is better to glue cotton pads closer to each other so that there is a minimum of gaps.

It remains only to decorate the delicate beauty!

Children in kindergarten will definitely like your product, and they will not be ashamed in front of other parents.

Craft from napkins

Another very affordable material is napkins. You can use the most inexpensive and monophonic.

We take white, red, blue and green festive shades.

We fold the napkin several times to get the shape of a square, then cut the folds and staple the center crosswise.

Now fold over each layer to form a pom pom.

On the frame, lay out the first row with these balls. Then we glue balls and other Christmas tree decorations on double-sided tape.

And fill the entire surface of the frame with napkins.

Everything is pretty fast.

By the way, you can see how to make a Christmas napkin wreath here. It also turns out very nice.

Christmas tree made of sweets

A wonderful gift would be a craft made of sweets: buy a box of good sweets in a beautiful package at the grocery store.

It is made of two parts - a base for sweets and a barrel.

We glue the base with a side of 23 centimeters. When cutting, indent along the bottom edge and at one edge 1 cm. We will apply glue to them.

We decorate with beautiful paper or film. Glue the bottom to its base.

We make the trunk, decorate it and glue it to the frame.

Now we evenly put sweets, braid or Christmas tree beads on the hot glue.

Use the same base and candy colors.

Making a Christmas tree for the New Year from pine cones

Natural material always adds the right zest to decor. It immediately smells of freshness and resin at home. Will give a symbolic meaning to this winter holiday.

Cones are also suitable for various crafts.

You can create a Christmas tree from only cones, or you can dilute them with sisal balls, decorative flowers or fir branches.
The combination of cones and dried citruses also looks unusual.

Glue the bumps onto the base with hot glue. You can not think about the side that you have them. This will give a slight bewitching negligence to the product.

We alternate cones with Christmas balls or other decor.

Sprayable with artificial snow or white enamel.

Everything is quite easy, and the result is incredibly beautiful.

Light tinsel Christmas tree

Without tinsel, we can't imagine the New Year! There are no decorations on it now: stars with balls, and multi-colored tips. It decorates windows, curtains, walls and, of course, is used as a material for crafts: wreaths and Christmas trees.

Since most tinsel manufacturers thread it on thin wire, it can be easily bent and shaped.

A spruce tree is made from it in three minutes!

We will need:

  • Tinsel
  • Cardboard sheet
  • Double sided tape.

We make a base in the form of a cone from cardboard and glue it with double-sided tape.

Remove the protective film from the first row and start gluing the end of the tinsel tightly wrapping the frame.

If you do not have enough tinsel, then glue the end with tape, and put the next fluffy ribbon of the same color on top of it.

Fluffy pom-pom beauty

Pom-poms have also long been loved by our craftswomen. Previously, we made a dog out of them, now we will create a fluffy beauty.

The balls themselves can be made in two different ways: by wrapping 20 layers around a fork, or by using two round blanks.

We will go with the second method.

Take cardboard or plastic and cut out two identical rings.

Now, stepping back from the edge of the thread 5 centimeters, we begin to wind the yarn very tightly.

Then cut the outer fold between the blanks.

Tie the middle of the pom-pom with the end of the thread left so as not to lose all the threads.

Now we are looking for a thick wire and we turn it into a spiral. Leave the base wide. We string pom-poms on it.

If the wire is not found, then we use the experience of previous products and form a triangular or conical base.

Felt Christmas Tree Ideas

Felt is also popular with our crafters. No matter what they do, educational toys and Christmas tree decorations. Today I will give a few ideas for creating a spruce tree.

From the simplest to the most complex.

Option 1. Cut out 10 Christmas trees of the same size from felt. Fold in half and glue the fold to the trunk.
We use branches, saw cuts of trees (preferably spruce or pine).

Option 2. Cut out many identical triangles from felt.

Glue them to the frame in rows. The upper triangle lies between the two lower ones!

Option 3. We prepare 5 squares of different sizes: 9cm, 7 cm, 5 cm, 3 cm, 1 cm.

We make five pieces of each size.

Now we string the largest squares onto the thick one, distributing them diagonally to each other so that there are no voids.

We pass all the squares in this way.

New Year's beauty from fabric

And two more ideas of fabric beauties in the piggy bank. The ends can be finished with a decorative stitch with a thick contrasting thread. Sew buttons or beads onto symbolic branches.

Use several colors of fabrics and textures. For example, take velvet on one side and linen on the other.

You can also choose different patterns in the same color scheme or vice versa play with companion colors.

You can fill the Christmas tree with holofiber, synthetic winterizer or cuts, the remains of your creativity.

If the product is small, fill it with cotton.

My dears, I tried to find for you the most interesting and accessible materials for creativity. I'd love to hear your opinion in the comments!

How to make a Christmas tree out of cotton pads: a detailed master class with step by step photos

Getting ready for the New Year! If your children are from 3 to 8 years old, make such a Christmas tree with them with your own hands.

My daughter and I made it quickly, literally in an hour and a half. True, it took more time to prepare, since not everyone was at home. I had to bribe cotton pads: you need a lot of them, at least 3 large packs.

How to make a simple Christmas tree from ordinary cotton pads - step by step tutorial

Preparing materials for New Year crafts

We need to prepare for the master class:

  • A lot of cotton pads, at least 3 packs
  • Baseboard
  • Glue (I had Moment)
  • Tinsel, beads, colored satin ribbons
  • Jar or other container for stand
  • Cylindrical stick for barrel
  • Scissors

Stage 1 — Making the base for the Christmas tree

Let's make the base cap for the crown. We cut out a regular cone from cardboard, glue it and let it dry. It should look like in the photo:

Note: Our familiar base was not made of cardboard, but of foam. Then you do not need to glue cotton pads, they will be held with tailor's pins. They say it's faster this way.

Stage 2 — We form a crown for the Christmas tree

Fold each cotton pad in half. And in half again. It turns out a kind of petal. The place where the two folds converge is smeared with glue and firmly pressed to the base. Let's follow the order! We do it gradually, on top of each other, in a checkerboard pattern. See photos:

Stage 3 - we collect our Christmas tree

Our Christmas tree must be stable. So, let's put it in a pot. To do this, we take any container we like, decorate it as desired, and fix the barrel in it.

What is suitable as a stem? Tube from cling film or foil, for example. Or any suitable cylindrical stick. We fix the trunk at the bottom of the pot with glue, plasticine, gypsum.

Now the crucial moment: we fix the crown of the Christmas tree on the trunk. This can be done using a suitable cardboard circle that will hold the base of our craft. Everything is perfectly visible in the photo:

We decorate the Christmas tree and pot with any ribbons, beads, toys, bows. And that's it! Our Christmas tree made of cotton pads is ready!

We found a good video on YouTube, from which we learned how to make this craft. Here is a tutorial that you might find useful. Watch it with your children, because it's so great to get ready for the New Year together!

Variants of Christmas crafts from cotton pads

And this is just one of the ways to make a forest beauty from cotton pads. And you can do something else: