Updated How to do Tutu, Toddlers and Infants Size Chart and Ideas- tulle, lace, fabric

This is how I make my Daughter Tutu, except I use in electric for the waist band. I also cut my own piece from yards of tutu because it is cheaper that way, I usually cut them any where from 2 inches to 6 inches wide strips, remember they dont have to be straight no one will see once all together. They can be cut to any length depending on your child’s size and needs. After deciding the length I double it and add 2 inches for the loop so it won’t be too short. When looping them on I didn’t use the exact middle of the tutu piece, so it would have longer and shorter look (like in the photo below). Keep looping them round until you can’t see the elastic anymore when on. Update 3-10-16

Know someone who would love to make one of these for their little girl, please share.





Lace Tutu done the same way, cutting strips and looping them on the elastic.


This is a full length Tutu for Halloween, done the same way with add butterfly sleeves and a bow in the front. Here’s the link to the post about this tutu.


This one is scraps of fabric with some black tulle mixed in to give it fullness.


This one is 3 colors tutu


Please feel free to add any ideas!! I will add more photos as I find them.


44 responses to “Updated How to do Tutu, Toddlers and Infants Size Chart and Ideas- tulle, lace, fabric”

  1. Hi,

    How did you get the multi layered look? Will it look like this with a single row or do I need to do multiple?


    • They are all one layer, but to make it look different the lengthens are different (when you loop them on they dont need to be perfectly even to give them the different lengthen look), for the scrap and tulle one I alternated pieces. From my experience the more tulle the fluffier it looks. I hope that helps. Alicia

  2. What type of fabric is that. I went to Walmart to look for similar fabric where would you recommend getting that fabric from?

    • yes measure her waist for the elestic size and measure how long you want the tutu (like from the hips to the knees) than double number that and add 2 inches. That should fit prefect.

  3. […] May be your little girl want to be a ballerina or she has a fancy dress competition or she just loves to dance. Make her happy with a beautiful Tutu dress custom made by you. This gorgeous peacock tutu dress is a treat for the eyes. The splendid colours make this attire one of a kind. The best part is yet to come, it is a “No sew” dress! isn’t that a relief on a busy day? Alicia Cross shares this vibrant “no sew” dress tutorial on http://www.analinaragdolls.wordpress.com. Made from strips of tulle in several fantastic shades this dress has a nice ribbon tied too. Try this project HERE. […]

  4. I have a question about the Halloween tutu with the sleeves and bow… Do you have a tutorial for that One??? Or at lest directions/instructions on how it is/was made?

    Thanks in advance!

    Casey Reynolds

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