Thursday, March 8, 2012

How to Make a Tulle Skirt

It's easy to create a tulle skirt for your little princess. So easy in fact, that you won't be able to make just one!


Supplies

  • 2-4 Rolls of 6" Tulle
  • Elastic
  • Scissors

All supplies used for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

The amount of tulle depends on the length of the skirt and how full you would like it to be.

1.  Measure the waist of the child and cut the elastic to the measured length, adding 1 inch.

To secure the elastic, you can overlap the ends to sew or tie it in a knot. The extra inch will allow you to secure the elastic without effecting the size of the skirt.

2.  Measure how long you want the tulle to be and double the length. 

So, if you want the tulle to measure 10" below the waist, you will cut the tulle into 20" strips. The next steps will explain why.

3.  Fold the strip to make the 6" wide strip 3" wide.
4.  Fold the tulle in half and place the loop behind the elastic, upside down.


 5.  Pull the bottom of the tulle through the loop to secure it to the elastic. The knot should appear on the outside of the elastic.


If you are using more than one color, be sure to alternate the colors or textures to create the desired look.
6.  Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the skirt is complete.

Watch Milly demonstrate how to tie tulle onto the elastic to make a tulle skirt.


This no-sew procedure allows you to adjust, interchange, or remove the tulle at any time.

The more tulle you place onto the elastic, the fuller it will be.

For a tutu, you will want the strips of tulle to be shorter in length.

Here are a couple other ideas:

Add embellishments or even use sheer ribbons in place of tulle.

Alternate strips of satin ribbon and glitter tulle.

The tulle skirt makes a great gift and would also be a fun and easy project to do with your child!

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