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I made my Sweet Pea and her friends some tutus recently. She is a dancing fool and obsessed with all things tutus.
I had heard these tutus were very easy to make and I thought I would give them a whirl. And, by golly, they are easy. I love crafts that don’t require a lot of mental attention and I can catch up on TV at the same time. Ever the overachiever, it’s not good enough to just make a tutu, I need to multitask and make a tutu while doing something else to feel good about myself.
There are about 5 million, ba-50-jillion tutorials online about how to make these. I am not going to even waste my time trying to recreate the wheel. But I did look at many tutorials while prepping for this project and I think this , this and this are good ones. If you have found the holy grail of tulle tutu tutorials, please let me know and I will update my links.
One tip I will mention that I didn’t see in a lot of tutorials is using an 8×11 folder to cut your strips. Wrap the tulle around the folder, until it’s all used up and then cut through one end. You have all your strips in about 2 minutes. So each strip was about 22 inches long and the width of your roll of tulle.
I made a tutu for Penelope and several for her friends. They are perfect easy and affordable DIY birthday gifts for toddlers.
I had some tulle left over and sock monkey was surprised with his very own tutu, much to Penelope’s delight.