Once I found out I was expecting a girl I couldn’t wait to start some of the adorable girl accessory crafts like headbands and tutus that I had seen all over Pinterest.The one that probably every little girl has is the tutu, a simple and adorable craft that anyone can make! I’ve seen different versions but the one that I wanted was BIG, the bigger the better. Every year we have a reunion on the Fourth of July so this year I thought I’d make our own outfit for my daughter. This version is a little bigger than some of the tutorials I’ve came across, so I bought extra tulle just in case.
4th of July Tutu Craft
What You Need
Elastic I used 1/2 inch
Felt or Sew On Patches
Sewing machine or Needle and Thread
First I cut my strips of tulle so that they were already prepared. Cut your strips of tulle 22′ x 6′.
Next take your elastic and measure out the length that’s needed. Take a round object (I used a large mason jar) something you can put the elastic around while you make your tutu and safety pin the ends. I didn’t sew the elastic till the very end because as you make it and tighten the tulle you loosen the elastic. This way it’s a for sure fit if you wait till the end to sew.
I used 3 layers of tulle because I wanted it full, I took the three layers and put them behind the elastic, found the middle point and tied it in a double knot. I did this the whole way around the elastic alternating 2 red 2 white until I started the blue part of the tutu and then I finished with that, make sure to squish the tulle together to create a fuller tutu look.
After all of the tulle is tied onto the elastic make sure the measurement still fits and secure it by either hand sewing the ends or by a sewing machine. As for the stars there are two ways you can add them to the blue tulle, you can either trace the stars out on white felt and fabric glue them on which is what I did and they held on great, or I’ve seen little star patches that you could do the same with. And for the finishing touch I took the blue ribbon and added a bow!
I LOVE how this turned out, especially for my first go at making a tutu!