Tulle Headband and a Ruffle Butt!

Tulle Headband and a Ruffle Butt - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Dressing up little girls in ruffles and bows is fun any day and Valentine’s Day is no exception!
Little girls and ruffles go together like peanut butter and jelly, am I right?

This outfit and headband are perfect for Valentine’s Day, but don’t worry, you don’t have to wait until next year to make one for your little princess.

You can customize them for any occasion!
Think green tulle for Saint Patrick’s Day, sweet pastels for Easter
or even red, white and blue for the 4th of July.

Tulle Headband and Ruffle Butt Pants


Cotton Baby Pants
Tulle (I used American Beauty, Purple, Red, Rosette and White)
Elastic Headband
Ribbon Covered Double Prong Clip
Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat (optional)
Quilter’s Ruler (optional)
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

There is also a onesie pictured but I’m not going to include a tutorial for it because it was a huge craft fail didn’t turn out quite how I planned it.

We’ll start with the headband first.

First cut out two 3″ felt circles and about thirty 3″ squares out of tulle.

Take 3 tulle squares of the same color and fold around your finger.
Scrunch up the tulle and hot glue to the felt circle.

Continue gluing the tulle to the felt circle until it’s completely covered.

Tulle Headband and a Ruffle Butt - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Line your clip with ribbon and seal the ends.
I did this ahead of time.

Using the glue gun secure the under side the clip to your remaining felt circle.

Glue the two felt circles together, sandwiching the prong of the clip between them.

Trim the ends of your tulle if needed and you’re good to go!

Tulle Headband and a Ruffle Butt - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Now for the Ruffle Butt Pants!

Start with your pants by measuring across the bottom.
Double that measurement for your tulle.

For instance, my pants measured 8 1/2″ across so I cut my tulle to 17″.
Cut 3 strips of each color. You’ll have 15 strips total.

A rotary cutter works great for this.
Line your tulle up on your cutting mat and you can cut 3 colors at once.

Layer 3 strips of tulle in each color.
Using your sewing machine sew a running stitch down the center of your first 3 layers of tulle.

Do not back stitch!

Continue with each color of tulle.

Pull the bobbin thread and gather your tulle.
You can use your pants to measure how gathered you want it.

Repeat this step with each color.

Lay the gathered tulle across the pants and pin in place.
Start high so you will have room for all 5 colors of tulle.

Pin all 5 strips of tulle in the order you choose.

Slide the baby pants onto the sewing machine.
Sew a running stitch down the middle of the gathered tulle.

This time you WILL want to back stitch to secure your ruffle in place.

Continue sewing each ruffle onto the pants.

Trim the ends on the inside and outside of the pants.

Tulle Headband and a Ruffle Butt - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

What a cute little ruffle butt! 🙂

Tulle Headband and a Ruffle Butt - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

My girls tell me that they’re much too old for ruffles, especially on their butts!

So, I had to borrow my adorable niece.
Could I ask for a cuter model???

Tulle Headband and a Ruffle Butt - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

With her ruffle headband and ruffle butt pants she’s ready for whatever Valentine’s Day brings!

Wishing you a hearts and flowers kind of day! 🙂

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  1. Posted February 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    So so adorable. What a cute idea! Very creative!

  2. Jennifer
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Love this! I made several of these headbands, but cut the tulle about twice as long and tied it into the headband. Just my take!

  3. Pamela Carroll
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute idea!

  4. Anna Arce
    Posted March 8, 2012 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    I have 2 grand daughters, and I love making things for them. The tulle headband and pants are so very cute!! Thank you.

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