First you need rolls of Tulle which you can get for about $3 per roll at most Walmarts but you can also find them at your local craft stores. Buy whatever colors you are interested in. Depending on how long you want the tutu skirt to be - you will need approximately 2 rolls. Because I used three colors - I used a little more than 1 roll of cream colored; 1/2 roll of hot pink and 1/2 roll of green. You also need some elastic. I used 1/2 inch white.
First you need to measure the waist of the child you are making it for and sew the elastic into a circle. This will be the waistband of the tutu.
Cut the rolls of Tulle into strips - whatever length you decide is appropriate for your child. The length will be based on each strip folded in half - so essentially if you want it to be 15 inches long - each strip needs to be at least 30 inches long.
For the next step (the same step for the majority of the project) - you simply fold each strip of Tulle in half and basically knot it over the elastic. Feed the fold into the center of the elastic then feed the two ends back through the fold of the Tulle - knotting each strip of Tulle over the elastic. Use whatever color scheme you would like and keep doing that same process - keeping the knots tightly together - until you have completed the process all the way around and have no room to add more Tulle.
In my case I did two strips of cream Tulle, one of hot pink then one of green - REPEAT.
I kept this one just as it is but you can do the same process with ribbon to decorate it even more (mixing the ribbon throughout the Tulle); you can add on beads etc...
Although you can move forward like this, my friend and I found that as the kids would run around, the knots would loosen up and pieces of Tulle would fall off. So now, we very slowly sew the waistband with a zig zag stitch before the kids put it on to hold all that hard work in place. Now they can do whatever they want and it won't disrupt anything...
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