You won't believe how easy it is to make a no-sew tulle skirt! Take a look at the step by step.
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How to make a No Sew Tulle Skirt
With the frugal costume challenge of using what we already have, one of my daughters decided to be a “good witch” for Halloween. She found the hat in our dress-up bin and we already had the black shirt and leggings.
Instead of trying to sew a dress or skirt for a witch costume (which would only end with me in tears, I'm sure), I made a No-Sew Tulle Skirt following the simple instructions in this tutu tutorial from Tea Rose Home.
This project could have been done in about 20 minutes, but since my little one “helped” me, it took around 45 minutes.
What you need to make a No Sew Tutu
The good news is–it's just two things!
Rolls of tulle in your choice of colors
Elastic to fit your child's waist
How NOT to make a No Sew Tutu
- Wander around Walmart looking for the tulle and get frustrated because it is not in the fabric area. They did have bolts of tulle which you could get if you wanted other colors.
- Call Jo-Ann Fabrics and find out they don't carry rolls of tulle, but they do have bolts at .74/yard. That would have cost less but meant a long drive and a lot more cutting (you have to cut the width down to 6″).
- Go back to Walmart and look in the floral/wedding aisle. Find rolls of white, black, and many pastel colors. Each roll had 25 yards of 6″ of tulle.
- Decide that next time I want to make a no sew tutu, I will just order whatever color I want from Amazon.
How to actually make a No Sew Tulle Skirt
Measure from your child's waist to her knee. For example, I measured 15″ for my daughter.
Roll out the tulle and cut strips that are double that length. Mine were 30 inches long. Don't worry about them being perfect–or even straight–because it all fluffs together at the end.
Cut the elastic to fit around her waist. Hand-sew the ends together to secure it.
Take each strip of tulle and fold it in half.
Thread the two loose ends through the hole and pull to make a knot.
When you tighten the knot, push it to the bottom of the elastic to lay flat. Repeat all the way around the elastic.
Change the look of the skirt by using doubling up on the tulle or using more than two colors. You can also embellish with ribbons and flowers.
I kept it simple, just doing one color at a time and a single layer. Both my daughter and I love how it turned out!
This No-Sew Tulle Skirt would make a lovely gift for a little girl in your life, and it's easy enough for a non-crafter! Once you make your tutu, make a whole costume out of it.