Friday, July 2, 2010


Quick and easy tutu for a toddler to play dress up.  

I created this for the Tutu Drive 2010
It is part of the Princess Alexa Foundation that was created by the Mom of Alexa to honor her memory; Alexa was not yet two when she began battling cancer and she loved to dress up in princess dresses where ever she went.  The tutus collected will be donated to seriously ill children to play dress up to help them feel better. 

This tutu is to fit a size 3-4 Toddler.

Items used:
  • 1 1/2 - 2 yds or more of Tulle
  • 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch wide elastic - 21 inches
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or Yardstick
  • DVD case (optional)
  • Sewing Machine]
  • Thread
Cut Tulle into half yard lengths.  Fold the 1/2 yard widths in half and either measure 5 inches or so wide in cut.  Instead of measuring, I used the width of a DVD case, which is 5 1/4 inches wide in between the layers and cut.

Fold each strip in half and stick the edge underneath the elastic in the opposite direction as where the fringe is going to hang.

Stick the ends through the loop and pull it through and it will create knot.  Repeat until all but two strips are used.

Overlap the edge of the elastic over 1/2 inch and use a sewing machine to stitch.  Tie the remaining two strips over the area that was sewed and evenly space the tied on strips on the elastic and you are done!

If you would like to create a tutu for the drive, click on the picture below.
Tutu Sizing Chart

Samster Mommy Tutu Drive


  1. i LOVE the color of that tutu! and what little girl wouldn't want to spin around in a glorious tutu?!?!? :)

  2. So cute, thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday, great to see you again!
    all the best!