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DIY - Rainbow Tutu

How to make a tutu
Making a rainbow tutu is a fun way to spend a couple of hours crafting with your little daughter, niece, or grandkid! The best part is that she's going to be obsessed with her new creation!

Yes, my friends, I've been in a good crafting mode these days thanks to my visitor, my niece Isabela, the cutie you saw in that first pic. We've been enjoying her company, going places, and just having a good time at home with all the laughs and witty that she possesses. For the past two weeks, she's been attending a summer camp. It was there at the camp where she got the idea of the tutu. 

Well, last week they taught her how to make a tutu, and this past weekend she wanted to put all that newfound knowledge into good practice. 

I promised her that I would post the how-to here on the blog. Needless to say, she was delighted with that idea. So, here we go! :)

This is a very affordable and easy project, I spent around ten dollars on materials. One yard of Tulle fabric in each of the colors of the rainbow and an elastic band were all the materials needed. I bought them at our closest JoAnn Fabrics. Don't forget to use the coupons!

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How to make a tutu

The materials you'll need:

1 Elastic band - I used a 1-inch thick by 36" long band
1 yard of tulle fabric in each of the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, magenta) - The tulle I got was 54" wide.



I was a helper and the cutting of the tulle fabric was my job. ;)

The width of the tulle worked nicely for us, mainly because Isabela wanted a short tutu, which means, 27" would be its total length.

The tulle already comes folded in half.  Keep it like that. Then, fold it in half, lengthwise. Using scissors cut all along that fold. 

Fold in half the two pieces of tulle you now have and again cut all along that fold. 
pink tulle fabric

Continue folding in half and cutting along the fold until you end up with strips of tulle about three inches wide, as you can see in the picture below.
Rainbow tulle fabric for a tutu


Bring the elastic around your little ballerina's waist to measure how much elastic is needed. Add six extra inches to that measurement, so you can tie a double knot to create a loop. Secure it tightly.

Set that elastic loop on the back of a chair to work more comfortably attaching the tulle to the band.
rainbow tutu


Isabela was the one attaching the tulle to the elastic band. She first folded each strip of tulle in half.

Then, she passed the loop of the tulle behind the elastic and brought the bottom ends of the tulle through the loop. 

Finally, she pulled tight those ends to create a knot around the elastic band.
Rainbow tutu

She continued attaching all the remaining strips of tulle to the elastic band. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and magenta.
Isabella Pedrozo

Once all the tulle strips were attached to the band, we ended up having a few inches of the empty band. But hey, nothing to worry about. You can adjust/move each one of the tulle strips to fill up the entire band.
Isabella Pedrozo - Rainbow tutu

And look at that, she was also doing an awesome job modeling her creation!
Isabela Pedrozo - Rainbow tutu

Aww, love this girl!! 

Isabela Pedrozo - Rainbow tutu


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