This project is fab if you have a little fairy or two or three in your family! It is so quick and easy, I had to stop myself making one in every colour! You can even get sparkly glitter tulle! ( We almost made a frozen inspired Elsa tutu, but rainbows won the day in the end! ) I say ' no sew' I did sew the straps on our one, but this tutorial is for tied on ribbons. The supplies are very cheap to buy on ebay and as you can see from the picture, you can create a magnificent tutu for your own little fairy!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- a stretchy 'crochet tube top headband' ( Copy and past the link below into your browser )
-approx 3 metres of tulle netting
-1 metre of wide satin or lace ribbon
WHAT TO DO:
- First tear your tulle into strips approx 4-5 inches wide
-Decide how long you want your tutu to be and cut the strips to that length x 2 plus about 3 inches.
- Now stretch your crocheted bodice round something like a paint tin that will stay upright while you rotate your work. ( My girl was so excited about the imminent tutu that I actually made the tutu on her! )
- Take the first strip and tie onto the bottom of the bodice. ( I did this by folding the strip in half, feeding the fold through, then posting the two loose ends through the loop and pulling tight)
- Continue all the way round tying strips as close together as possible.
- For an extra fluffy tutu tie another whole layer above the first one. ( We made an under layer of white tulle and a top layer of rainbow colours. )
- Now cut you ribbon in half, put the tutu on your girl and tie the ribbon shoulder straps on in the best position for her. If you like you can tie each ribbon onto the front , then lay over the shoulders, then thread through the back near the middle and tie in big bow in the centre.
- Now simply trim the straggly ends of tulle all to the same length and you are done! A simple, yet fabulous addition to any girl's wardrobe!
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