Tutu’s are one of the easiest crafts and Oh So Cute! Our Tutu Tutorial with a crochet headband waist by Our Thrifty Ideas will teach you how to make a fun tutu that is super full, even, and fits most waists with no measuring.
Hi all, I’m so excited to be here again. Especially because of the fun tutorial I get to share! If you missed my last post, let me introduce myself. My name is Vanessa and I blog over at Our Thrifty Ideas. I share fun and thrifty ways to craft, DIY, and live a fun life.
This last week was my beautiful daughter’s 1st birthday. Because she is my first and only daughter, I go all out in the girly department! And I’m not sure there is anything more girly than a tutu!
The best part of this tutu is how easy it is to make. I literally sat down with my hubby one night and made it while watching one of the shows off our DVR.
Tutu Tutorial: Crochet Headband Waist
– Supplies –
(the crochet headband will fit up to a 20 inch waist)
(about 10 inches long – for a 12 month size, longer if you are making it for an older child)
For my tulle, I used a 1.5” Crochet Headband in Hot Pink, the Glimmer Tulle in American Beauty and Shrimp, and Moda fabric in Tangerine from the Dottie line and Sunshine Yellow Dots from the Grow With Me Line, as well as some giraffe fabric I had on hand.
All supplies can be purchased at The Ribbon Retreat where you’ll find an awesome selection of colors, great prices, fast shipping, and wonderful service!
Start by cutting all of your strips of fabric and tulle. Cut the tulle and fabric at about 10 inches long. Cut the fabric strips to be about 1 inch wide. The tulle is already cut on the spool at about 6 inches wide. Separate them all into sections. This will help in the long run, I promise!
To make things easy, I found a large cylinder to wrap the headband around. This helps keep the sections spread apart for easy looping, and it holds the headband still the whole time! You can use a oatmeal can, coffee can, Nesquik can… etc.
Start with the tulle strands on the bottom. The reason for this is because the tulle is so thick, it will help to lift the fabric and give it the “full” look. Next you will place the fabric strips on the row above.
Now, how to attach the strips:
Start by folding the strip in half and place the folded end down through the hole.
Then fold the tails down through the loop and pull tightly.
Once again, on the bottom row, you will want to do JUST TULLE, and put 2 strips of tulle per hole. You do not need to do a pattern when putting these in place, because they will all jumble together into a big poof anyway!
Then once you are done with the tulle, you will go up one row and put the fabric in, 2 strips per hole.
The tutu is fabulous… so full, and because of how fun it is, it’s definitely perfect for a party!
Thanks for letting me stop by again today. Please check out my blog Our Thrifty Ideas for tons of other fun projects I made for her party. You can also find me on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest and Instagram (@barkerfam)
Thank you so much Vanessa!
Isn’t her little girl a beauty! Every little girl needs a tutu and using a crochet headband is genius! It totally takes care of the annoying step of using elastic as well as keeping your tulle/fabric even. And I love how full the tutu gets!
And also stop by Our Thrifty Ideas! Vanessa has a wonderful blog full of fun stuff! I personally love these tutorials: Decorative Shelf, Button Letter Wall Canvas, No-Sew Onesie, and a Ruffled Welcome Spring Sign
(and so much more!)
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Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor