OK, now that you're back, let's talk about today's tutorial.
This sweet little tutu is simple enough that your kiddos can make one too. All you need to make 1 tutu are:
- roll of 6 inch wide tulle (really, you can make tons of tutus with one roll!)
- 12 inches of 1/2 inch wide elastic
- sewing machine OR needle and thread
- scissors OR rotary cutter/healing mat
Next, you're going to overlap the edges of your elastic by 1/2 an inch so that you have an 11 inch wide circle. Sew around the edges in a square to secure.
Now, alternating short and long pieces of tulle, tie the pieces in a double knot around the elastic. I like to pull the knot on the long pieces to the bottom edge of the elastic, and leave the short pieces facing forward, like so:
Keep going until you can't fit any more tulle strips on the elastic - the bunchier, the better!
This is a great craft for kids - my 8 year old daughter made this while watching a movie. As long as they know how to tie a knot, they're set. This would be a fun craft to make at a slumber or birthday party - just sew those elastic waistbands and cut the tulle ahead of time, and you're all set!
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