What You Need:
- 1-2 yards tulle (netting fabric) in your choice of color or colors (you can make a multi-colored tutu by combining different colors)
- 20-25 inches of elastic
- Sewing needle
What You Do:
- Measure how much elastic you'll need by wrapping it around your child's waist, letting the ends slightly overlap.
- After you have cut the elastic, sew it into a circle with the needle and thread to create the waistband.
- Help your child lay the tulle flat and fold it in half neatly, longwise.
- Next, take the folded end and roll it up like you're rolling up a carpet (it's easiest to cut this way).
- Have her hold the rolled up fabric while you measure and cut it into strips about as wide as your hand.
- Working together, tie each strip onto the waistband.
- For a fluffier tutu, push the strips close together once they've been tied (more strips make the skirt fuller).
- Continue tying on the strips until the waistband is completely covered. Trim to desired length, if necessary.
What a fun way to help your child practice tying while making something fun to wear.