Sometimes I come across a craft project that I just shake my head at, because it is just too cute for words and that is exactly how I feel about this stunning tutu! Before I was the mama of a sweet little girl, I never could have appreciated the sweetness of this tutu trimmed in gorgeous satin ribbon! This tutu brings a huge smile to my face and those chubby little legs and piggies are so precious. Let’s join Shirley as she shows us how to create our own magical little tutu that will have your little sweetie dancing and prancing around in her very own fabulous tutu! Enjoy!
These tutus are just so adorable, and after you find out how easy they are to make, you can never go back! They do take quite a bit of time, but anything worth doing takes time and these are worth it! 🙂
Ribbon Trimmed Tutu Kit
For the tutu:
6″ Spool of Tulle
Needle and Thread
To trim the tutu:
Coordinating 7/8″ DF Satin Ribbon (lots and lots!)
My tutu is made using just an elastic waist, and I only did one strip of tulle per knot. The ribbon adds a lot of fullness and can get heavy.
Make sure to choose thread that matches your ribbon. Thread your sewing machine.
The ribbon pieces should have a slight curve to them.
The strips of tulle will curve a certain way too.
Place your ribbon piece in the sewing machine with the curves going up. Line up your tulle. Make sure to place your tulle about a little more than halfway on the ribbon. Don’t line it up with the edge of the ribbon.
Sew the pieces together. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end. I found that instead of cutting the thread every time I finished one piece, I could just pull on it and start a new piece and clip the threads later. This saved on time and thread.
Here is how it looks when you’re done. It curves nicely all by itself. Isn’t it pretty?
Go ahead and do a few more. Ooh and ahh at your amazingness.
Here it is all done! Wasn’t that easy?
Now if you wanted to add a satin waist, that’s pretty easy too. Use the same DF Satin Ribbon and check out this video tutorial HERE.
If you love video tutorials, check out the video tutorial for this tutu and go HERE.
Have fun making all sorts of beautiful tutus!
Thank you Shirley…and you are right, this tutu is beeeeeeeautiful! I LOVE, love love it’s sweetness! It is elegant and that satin trim takes the cuteness to a whole new level! Tutus are wonderful for dressing up your little sweetie for a special occasion, Halloween, play days, church or just because. I can guarantee that wherever your little one wears this special tutu, she will be the bell of the ball!
I have a little one at my house that thinks life is centered around princesses and when she saw the picture of this adorable tutu, she immediately gasped and said “ohhhhh, pretty princeth” (with her adorable lisp)! Awwww, that sealed the deal. She will be getting one of these little beauties very, very soon! Who can resist a princess lovin’ gal with a cute little lisp?
Do you also have a little gal that you know would love a tutu just like this one? Here are a few more adorable tutus they are sure to love too!
The Ribbon Retreat has all of the supplies for these sweet tutus plus so much more! Our convenient, one stop shop has all the ribbon, flowers, clips, notions, etc, etc that you could possibly need to make your little one bows, a tutu or two, and other fun and fabulous hair accessories. And don’t forget…we sell the kit for the gorgeous Ribbon Trimmed Tutu in this tutorial right here at The Ribbon Retreat. Get your kit HERE!
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