Make Your Own Baby Tutus
These baby tutus are so super easy to make and they come out fabulous! No-one will ever know you made it yourself unless you tell them. The project can become a bit tedious and slightly time consuming, but the end result is well worth the effort. I believe it is a stress relieving activity. The great thing is you ca work on it gradually. Put it down and pick it up again when you have time. I like to make these while I watch a program on TV while the baby is napping, or while she is content with her toys or some other activity.
Supplies needed to make baby tutus:
Making these baby tuts is really very easy. Start by measuring your baby around the middle so you know how big the elastic waist band should be. I just wrapped the elastic around baby's waist and tied a knot where it fit snug yet comfortably. I trimmed off the edges so there was no extra elastic hanging off.
If you are making these as a gift, or for a baby that hasn't arrived yet, I would make it 12" around for a newborn and add a couple inches for larger sizes. Remember. it is elastic, so it will stretch, and baby will grow into it if it is too big.
Cut the tulle into long strips. Estimate how long you want the tutu to be and multiply it by two. So if you want the tutu to fall 5 inches from the waist, cut the strips to be 10 inches each. To make the tutu simply tie these strips to the elastic waistband by tying a single knot. Do your best to keep the knot exactly in the middle of the strips of tulle. Continue making knots all lined up right next to each other on the waistband until you reach the opposite side and the entire waistband has been covered with tulle. It's important that the knots all face in the same direction to keep it nice and clean looking. Otherwise it make look like it was put together messily.
Finish it off by tying a bow at the waistband. I tied mine around where I knotted the elastic. I then hand sewed the little rosettes along the body of the baby tutu keeping them spaced evenly apart.
When you are done you'll have a super cute baby costume. Great for taking cute baby pictures or just for fun!
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