Thursday, 2 August 2012

Easy no sew tutu

This is the easiest tutu to make- in the world - ever! Its no sew. The Fairy has been missing her regular ballet lessons (as they have a break over the summer), so we've been doing lots of playing ballet instead. Luckily her Nana made her a tutu for her 2nd birthday (using this very method) so she is well dressed for such fun. Teddy (her willing ballet student in said ballet lessons) is not so well attired. So we decided to do something about it

To make the tutu you need some net and elastic. You can choose any colours you like, we choose pink and purple.

Work out how much elastic you need to go around the waist.

Then work out the length for each piece of net - then double it (so it can loop over the elastic). As I knew we didn't want a uniform appearance we varied the width to 1 - 2 cms.

Tie to net on the elastic.You need to tie lots on (in order to hide the elastic and get the 'sticky out effect')

Hey presto - a tutu (and not a needle in sight!) Although we made this tutu for teddy you can make one for a child too using the same method. I think it would make a great fairy skirt for role play too.


  1. Looks so easy! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at True Aim!

  2. Your tutu is so cute!

    Thanks for sharing with Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

  3. We do LOVE no sew tutus. They are ADORABLE, aren't they?! :-)

  4. I know some dolls who can use a tutu. Thanks for making it look so easy. Vicky from


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