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?


    1. 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?

    1. its tulle I get mine at Jo ann Fabrics but I do believe its at Wal-Mart too.

  3. how did you loop the tulle on the ribbon?

    1. No I used a piece of elastic (instead of ribbon) cut to fit her waist and sewed the ends together.

    2. Sorry I read the question wrong you fold the tulle in half then pull the ends through the top (loop where you folded), you have to that around the ribbon.

  4. What exact color is all four spools of tulle? Adorable! thanks in advance

    1. Teal, Maroon, Dark purple, and blue (sky almost).

  5. Please cite us and put a link to our tutorial since you’re using our images. Thanks so much!


    1. Np I think I only sited the pin I got it from.

  6. Does the fabric ever loosen from the elastic?

    1. I little but not enough to fall off, I have even washed a couple, which I dont suggest but nothing fall off. The tulle kinda sticks to this self.

  7. considering making one of these for a trial run. How much tulle should i think about buying?

    1. 4 Rolls of tulle or at least 3 flat yards of tulle. Here are some better directions http://www.thehairbowcompany.com/No-Sew-Ribbon-Tie-Tutu_b_90.html

  8. Could I make this for my 13 year old daughter? Would I just have to make it bigger?

    1. 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.

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  11. How many yards of tulle do you use for a toddler tutu?

  12. 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

    1. Thats an old pattern too, so here’s what I did. I used a piece of elastic around her chest, and used a flutter sleeve and hand sewed it on. I made the long tutu and sewed a big bow on the front. It should be easy to do without the pattern. If you need more info just ask!!

  13. […] made by big sister Sam! There are tons of tutorials online, but I think the one we used was here, Analina Rag Dolls, and we replaced the ribbon with a long piece of elastic (as did the author). We also followed her […]

  14. Hey, we used your tutorial to create a tutu for my 4 year old sister for her birthday party! Thought I’d let you see the final result. I gave you credit in the post!


    1. Thanks so much. Looks like a great party!!! by the way she is a cutie pie, I had hair like that when I was little 🙂

  15. On the tulle and fabric tutu.. How often do you out tulle in and how thick were the pieces?

    1. its every other tulle and fabric. they are about 2 inches wide, not all prefect some are a bit bigger and smaller than 2 inches.

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  17. So cute!! Love these 🙂

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