These tutus were a HIT at Harper’s Bow Tie & Tutu Birthday Party!
The little girls looked so cute in them!
Here is what you need:
Hot glue (with the gun)
Fabric scraps cut into strips (mine were about 17 – 20 inches long)
And a cute little girl ready to sport her new tutu!
Cut the elastic to your child’s waist size.
(These little girls are about 2-3 years old. I cut the elastic into pieces 15 inches long.)
Put a good amount of hot glue on one end of the elastic.
Press the opposite end of the elastic firmly on top of the
hot glue and hold in place until dry!
Make sure your elastic is not twisted and that it creates a circle.
(Confused? See next pic)
You should have something like this.
Gather all of your fabric strips.
(Because I am insane… I was making 12 of these… you will most likely not need THIS much fabric!)
Lay one strip of fabric down then place the elastic on the center of the strip and fold the fabric strip over the elastic like this:
Next tie the fabric strip into a knot to secure it to the elastic.
(I ended up putting the elastic band around my thigh so it was pulled tight like I did in this tutorial.)
Continue tying knots… and tying knots… and tying knots…
until all of the elastic is covered up.
Then you will have this:
Now you have a Scrappy Tutu!