We made this darling little girls’ tulle tutu quickly using one of our crocheted headbands and tulle on the spool. By using a crocheted headband, you end up with a one size fits all tutu that will grow with your girl. No need to measure waists and hope everything fits comfortably! These are great for everything from weddings to dress up. Today we’re going to show you how you can easily make your own tutu.
-1 crocheted headband
-30 yards of 5 ½” tulle in whatever colors you want
-A piece of cardboard at least 15” long (or twice the length of your skirt)
-2 rubber bands
1. Wrap the tulle around your cardboard 33 times and secure both ends with rubber bands. We used 2 colors so we wrapped the pink 22 times (for 44 lengths) and the white 11 times (for 22 lengths).
2. Cut the tulle at both ends of the cardboard and remove the rubber bands.
3. Take a piece of tulle and fold it in half. Push the folded end into the first hole in the first row of the headband and pull the ends through the folded loop to form a slip knot. If you push it through the front side of the headband it will show the nice side of the knot.
4. You are going to use the first two rows of square holes in the headband, so there are a couple of ways to do this. If you knot the tulle in the second row first it is really hard to find the first row hole, so you can 1) Knot the entire first row and then fill in the second row after, or 2) Knot two in the first row and then knot the second row in between them as you go. The second way is easier if you are doing multiple colors in a pattern and need to keep track.
5. After you have knotted the tulle all the way around, you may have to fill in a little where the seam is, but you should have plenty of fullness.
There you have it! The tutu is finished, complete with a cute decorative waistband, perfect for your little princess.
Audrey & Diane