Make it: No-sew Fairy Tutu’s

make your own fairy tutu's

Yesterday was a rainy day. The girls have spent most of the last week or two playing outdoors, enjoying the sunshine. A wet day indoors was the perfect excuse for us to get crafty. The girlies love dressing up, and we have a huge trunk full of dressing up outfits. Baya especially is in love right now with all things princess/fairy at the moment. She has been asking for a new tutu for a while, so we whipped up these no-sew fairy tutu’s and matching ones for their dolls.

fairy tutu

You’ll Need:

ribbon – enough to go around your waist and tie.
tulle – around 5m in total

I bought our tulle from eBay. We chose four colours, and bought metre lengths of each, that were 140cm wide. I then cut it into strips that were around 75cm long and 8cm wide.

Fold a strip of tulle in half, then place the folded end under the ribbon and thread the loose ends through the loop in the fabric above the ribbon, tighten to secure it.

tutu loopstutu close up

Keep adding more strips of tulle until you have filled around 3/4 of the ribbon {remembering to leave enough ribbon to tie it together}. When we had finished making all three of the kiddos tutu’s, we cut the leftover strips into smaller strips to make the mini tutu’s for dolls!

tutu

piggie tutu

Doesn’t every little pig need a tutu to wear?!

kiki and piggie in tutu's

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40 Comments

  1. April 24, 2014 / 11:54

    This is such a lovely idea, and so simple. Love that you make them for the toys too! (have to admit one of the things I was really thrilled about with having a daughter was tutus – despite not dressing her in really ‘girly’ clothes, she does have a couple!) x

  2. April 24, 2014 / 14:32

    Ah I love the mini ones! I’m making Cherry a Princess Elsa costume at the moment using a similar method, it’s such an easy way to make skirts! x

  3. April 24, 2014 / 14:41

    Such a quick and simple idea, these are so cute! No wonder they loved running round in them :) I love that yo have made some for their toys too! x

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  5. April 24, 2014 / 18:31

    I love these, especially the rainbow ones you’ve made! I made a black and white one for my races in Disney World, it was so easy! I love the one on the little piggy too, so cute!

  6. April 24, 2014 / 18:33

    Such a simple but effective idea, and I love the little toy ones.

  7. April 24, 2014 / 18:53

    This is brilliant, what a great idea! x

  8. April 24, 2014 / 19:04

    This is a great idea. I used to like dressing up some too and now like fairy/princess stuff.

  9. April 24, 2014 / 19:51

    What a great idea – I love that there is no sewing involved! Will have to give it a go with my daughter!

  10. April 24, 2014 / 19:53

    This is such a great idea, yet so simple, thanks x

  11. April 24, 2014 / 21:16

    I love no sew things, so easy. I’m sure she’ll have lots of fun with it. ( love the mini one for the cuddly toy too!)

  12. April 24, 2014 / 21:47

    wow what a brilliant idea, my 3yo niece is desperate for a tutu so i will have to have a go at making her one of these! xx

  13. April 24, 2014 / 21:52

    These are great, aren’t they I have made one like this for Baby. So easy x

  14. April 24, 2014 / 21:57

    What a fab idea – my daughter loves crafty stuff but I am so rubbish at sewing. We’ll have to give this a go :)

  15. April 24, 2014 / 23:06

    What a fantastic looking tutu :) I can imagine hours of fairy fun :) x

  16. April 24, 2014 / 23:08

    This is so easy that even I might be able to actually achieve it! The finished tutu looks so impressive and I am sure any little girl would love to have one.

  17. April 25, 2014 / 00:14

    I really love how simple and effective this Tutu craft is – perfect for all those budding princesses – although my little man would love this as well.
    beautiful colours :)

    Laura x

  18. April 25, 2014 / 08:46

    I keep wanting to make one for my daughter, must get the nits in and make a start

  19. Emily
    April 25, 2014 / 10:38

    Lovely idea! Shall have to try this for our fancy dress box.

  20. April 25, 2014 / 12:45

    I am basically in awe of anyone who can make anything, as I am just useless in every department, from cooking to sewing. These look fab.

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  21. April 25, 2014 / 13:59

    I love this! I am so rubbish at sewing – I wish I wasn’t – and don’t make anything. If my 5 year old daughter saw me make one of these for her she would be over the moon!! I love it!

  22. April 25, 2014 / 14:44

    I love making Tutu’s! These are so cute! x

  23. April 26, 2014 / 08:18

    These look a lot more complicated to make than they are! I love a good simple craft and you can’t beat dressing up clothes!

  24. April 26, 2014 / 11:23

    I love this idea and just have to make one when I get the time :)

  25. My Life As A Mummy
    April 27, 2014 / 13:28

    I love how simple these are to make and yet they look absolutely wonderful!

    Things like this make me wish I had a little girl!

    Thanks you linking up with the #WeekendBlogHop

    Laura x x x

  26. ninjacat
    April 29, 2014 / 08:53

    what a great no sew idea

  27. April 29, 2014 / 09:11

    This is so pretty, I love it!

  28. April 29, 2014 / 10:54

    I love this idea! What a great way to spend a rainy day :)

  29. May 2, 2014 / 13:39

    These are amazing! Love it – especially the pig’s outfit!
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  30. Adele- playfullearners
    May 19, 2014 / 21:27

    Great!! we made these a few years ago. Great for making costumes for school

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