Monday, 28 May 2012

How To Make A No Sew Tutu


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Last week whilst focusing on achieving little goals to make me smile, I aimed to see a craft project through from start to finish. Surprisingly all round, I actually did it. Go me!!

I decided to make Baby Glitter a multicoloured tutu, but unfortunately, my proportions were a little out of sync and so now it is more suitable for my friend's six year old Daughter. I'm not too worried though as it will make a lovely birthday gift and I have plenty more fabric to make Darcy one too- hurrah for buying too much! Haha.

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The first thing you should know about this project is that it is NOT HARD. It is quite possibly, the easiest thing you could ever want to make in the garment department. There was no sewing, no interfacing (I know it's game over if there is interfacing involved) and no pesky pattern to follow. If you can use scissors and tie a knot, you can make this.

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Want to know how? Let's go!

1. Cut a length of elastic to the size of the waist. I used knicker elastic from Hobbycraft. Tie it in a circle.
2. Cut strips of netting. Mine were about 40cm long and 15cm wide but you can vary yours to suit.
3. Loop each strip over the elastic and pull it through tightly to secure it. 
4. Repeat all the way round until your tutu is as full as you want it to be. 

Tips!

The more strips you add, the 'poofier' it will be.
You can sew on sequins or glue on crystals, but do bare in mind that tots are like hungry magpies and may attempt to remove and consume. Make sure they are secure.
I tied a navy bow on the front of the skirt, just to add a finishing touch and differentiate front from back. It's Jazzy, non?

If you are struggling to find netting (I bought mine in a little craft store in Liverpool but was REALLY unimpressed with the selection I found in Hobbycraft, John Lewis and my local market), THIS ebay seller provides every colour under the sun for only 99p per metre- Bargain! To give you some perspective if this is your first tutu time, the skirt above used 1.5m of netting in 3 different shades. So half a metre of each.

I'm so glad I made time to be a bit creative and fulfill my makey makey urges. I can rest easy for another week!

Are you creative? What sorts of things do you make?

Toodlepip!

xx

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39 comments:

  1. This is so cool, and it looks great! :)

    Rose x

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  2. Wow, that looks really effective. Good work!

    Hannah :)

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  3. So Cute!!!

    http://alittlebitofthis04.blogspot.com

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  4. TThis is so cute! I almost wish I was a baby so it would be slightly more acceptable to wear one... (: The best/worst thing just happened and when this post popped up in my dashboard so did millions of others from you which apparently blogger had been hiding from me for the past few weeks! So now I am spending a good half hour catching up on all the posts I've missed! (: xx

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  5. Very Cute! I actually had to make one of these for my Art and design project last year soo easy to make! xx

    http://mylittlenotebook95.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous and such a simple, quick way to do it! Might have to make one for my niece as a little present. So cute!

    http://aimeemoncur.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. A lovely idea. I love all things crafty lol x x

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  8. This is so cute! Gorgeous colour, little pink ones would be so sweet! perfect for little ballet dancers too! x

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  9. This is cute, such a cool idea :)

    http://purelybeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. What a lovely idea, extremely cute. I would love to see what it looks like on her and such a good birthday present idea! :)
    <3

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  11. Aw louise this made me smile so much! My mum made me tutu's just like this when I was just a sproglet, in just about every colour! There was even a special one she sewed a ton of diamantes on the edge- perfect for your glitter babe!
    I love making little bits and pieces. I find crafting etc very soothing. I managed to get back to sewing a little the other day and made a quick skirt and top for myself. Wearing the skirt on my blog actually, and said it felt good to spend some time making things again.
    xxx

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  12. You've got an amazing blog! I'd like to follow you:-) More power to you!

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  13. I am not creative at all, I don't even know what an interface is, haha! I might try and make some for my friend's kids (although he has 5 girls?!) I will be the expert in making them once I've finished!

    Ps - I love the colour of the netting you used! xx

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  14. This is supercute Louise! Well done! Ixx

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  15. Would it be wrong for a 27 year old to wear one? Say, to work, or down the gym? So colourful and fun!

    www.katie-matey.blogspot.com
    Embarassing diary entries of a teen in the 90's!

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  16. This is so cute! I love the shades you used too!

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. http://rosiejoscorner.blogspot.co.uk/ too cute!xxxx

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  18. This makes me want to have a child immediately. Or just make one for myself x

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  19. this is so coool xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/
    http://missslauren.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh my gosh, this is so adorable! I love the colours you've used. My mum has a nack of being able to anything ... yet, I tried to make my own tutu a few years ago and failed miserably. I never thought of doing it this way and ended up trying to sew everything ... what an epic fail that was !!! Plus that material is cheap! Over here in France it's so so expensive ... can't wait to come back over to England to get some :) xxx

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  21. I'm loving this!! :) Too cute!!

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  22. This is still beautiful. I would love to try to make one. I was wondering if you could check out my blog and follow. I'm so new to this. thoughtsof93.blogspot.com

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  23. I made one of those a couple of years back for a dance show! It was bright pink (obviously!!!) Xx

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  24. I love this. I did this a few years ago for my halloween tutu x

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  25. I made one of these for a night out in my first year of uni! It was so so easy and I had the best tutu out of all of the fairies.
    Here's a really bad photo of it.. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/22375_298721622644_1179324_n.jpg

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  26. Ohh this is a verry sweet tutu, the black bow is a good contrast. The tutu looks like my tutu from H&M i bought for carnival :D i hope you show us Baby Glitter in it.
    http://kalinaelisa.blogspot.de/

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  27. So adorable, so glad to finally learn a way to make a tutu that doesn't involve sewing (I'm no domestic godess) hurrah for that :) xx
    http://ally947.blogspot.com/

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  28. baby glitter is going to look so pretty se va a ver hermosa

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  29. I think im gonna make myself an adult sized version just for fun!! Too cute!!
    Check out my blog if you have some time doll!
    http://Missbitchxox.blogspot.ca

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  30. I am absolutely CRAZY about your new blog design Louise. WOW. SO gorgeous and so YOU! LOVELY. xoxo

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  31. oh wow this is such a good idea! I want a baby just so I can make her a tutu hahaha!
    http://peckofbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. aww beautiful!
    thought I'd read a couple of your posts and ended up hooked for almost an hour haha.
    Love it :)

    www.isabellabellissima.blogspot.com

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  33. Such a simple idea but looks fab!

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  34. Thanks 4 the upload!! my sis has just started her new blog!! Have a look cause she loves all the things you do! big fan Xx allthingsbrightandbootiful.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. This blog gave me the idea to get my little sister a dress up box for her birthday and I can use this idea for loads of costumes that I can make for her and we can make together! Thanks a mill Louise! xx

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  36. This seriously makes me want my 34 week old bump to be a girl! I have no preference at all but things like this definitely makes me want it to be a girl... c'mon bump (:

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  37. great colour ! love it

    Let's follow eachother?

    www.linlicious-style.nl

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  38. Hello, I love your blog great work. I have just started a fashion blog of my own, please come have a look. I’d really appreciate it if you follow me and I’ll follow you ;) Ps: you’re gorgeous
    http://lifewithalipglosssmile.blogspot.fr/

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