Disclaimer: This post has been sitting my drafts section for quite some time. Before you read on, I’d like to mention that this DIY is not for Halloween only. It can be customized for birthday parties, brides-to-be, or to cheer on your favorite football team.
For years I have been wanting to sport a super cute adult tutu and decided that this past Halloween was finally my time to shine. I’m by no means a sewing expert, so these no-sew directions were totally my style. Interested in making your own? All you’ll need is a whole bunch of tulle, ribbon, and a pair of scissors… Let’s get started!!!
There are two ways you can go with tulle, bolt or spool. I opted for tulle off of the bolt, but looking back I wish I would have gotten the spools of tulle to speed up the cutting process. If you do decide to purchase spools, I would get at least three rolls. I personally bought about eight yards for the size and length I was looking for, but in doing some research I found that generally you should get six to ten yards. Start by folding your tulle in half the long way and cutting six inch wide strips. Shorten these strips to your liking depending on the length you’ll want your tutu. Cut your ribbon to be about double the length of your waist. Then the fun part begins… tie each piece of tulle around the ribbon by looping it around with your fingers. This was definitely the most time consuming part, so have Netflix up for sure. From there, adjust the tulle as needed to fit all the way around your waist. And TA-DA you have yourself a super fun adult tutu!!!
What I love most about this DIY is that you can customize the tutu to your own liking. You could alternate different colors of tulle, use strips of ribbon or sparkly tulle, and even use a stretchy waist band to really make it your own. The possibilities are seriously endless, XOXO.