Pretty in Pink {Tu-Tu Tutorial}

DIY tutu tutorial -so easy to make!

{ Tu tu tutorial }

DIY tutu tutorial -so easy to make!

These tu-tu’s have to be one of the easiest things to make, and they always turn out SUPER cute! You can get creative by mixing colors and ribbons.

Every girl deserves a party skirt!


  • 1/2 inch elastic band
  • 1-2 rolls of tulle
  • ribbon (optional
  • sewing machine or sew glue

Want learn how to make a tu-tu? Let me show you how, it’s simple.

how to make a tu-tu with elastic

First you’ll need to start out with an elastic band (1/2 in – 1 in works best). These come in packs at Jo-Ann’s for about $2. Measure your child’s waist and cut the piece of elastic 1 in bigger. Then you will sew the ends together.

how to make a tu-tu skirt

Next you’ll cut your tulle (use the kind on spools-found mine at HL). I cut mine 18 inches for a 3 month old. Decide how long or short you want yours and measure accordingly.

how to make a tu-tu

Next you’ll tie a double knot around the elastic. I did a pattern of white-pink-white polka dot- pink – white and so on until I got all the way around. You can get creative here and do as many colors as you’d like…however I prefer to stick to 2-3 colors. Also make sure to slide the knots real close together to get the puffy tu-tu.

making a tu-tu

I wanted to add just a little bit of ribbon, so I tied a thin piece of ribbon next to the polka dot tulle. So it ended up being about a 5-1 ratio or tulle to ribbon. Again get creative here. Big fat ribbon looks super cute as well.

That’s all! Is that not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen!?

Miss Emmalyn looooved her new tu-tu.

baby tu-tu

Gosh I love this little girl.

how to make a tu-tu skirt

Look how happy she is. She loves it as much as  I do.

Now she’s all ready for our Valentines Day Party!

This is the perfect Party Tu-Tu for any occasion.

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.