*** In an effort to move my DIY projects and get rid of my old web site "Scrappin A Moment" I will be copying posts over to this blog and when that domain expires I will be done with it and focus just on Closet of Free Samples. So please ignore the Scrappin A Moment watermark as that`s what my old blog was called. Also, this particular posts back dates to January of 2014 just before my daughters 6th birthday.
Tomorrow, January 25th, is my daughters 6th birthday. Since we just gave birth at the end of December to her little brother, Jace, we wanted her birthday to be extra special to show how important still is and although weâ€™ve been sleep deprived parents, we still planned out something special for her.
Sheâ€™s been obsessed with Batman for the past year. She got one of those tall Batman dolls for Christmas which was a huge hit. According to her Batman is her boyfriend and she loves him so of course we have to go with Batman themed for the party. Yes, I did say it was my daughters party! While sheâ€™s a girl and loves girly things, she loves the traditional old Batman, not a girly version. Well we got her all the regular old party decorations, but I have one surprise in store for her: a tutu in the Batman theme colors.
For this project I went to Hancock Fabrics and picked up some tulle and ribbon. Thatâ€™s all you will need plus some scissors and of course time! Now when you get your tulle youâ€™ll want to have about 10 yards to make your tutu to make sure you have enough. Judging from my pictures it doesnâ€™t look like a great tutu, but I promise it looks a lot better in person. Itâ€™s well layered and puffs out. Thatâ€™s because I used some of the thicker tulle to give it that â€œpoofâ€ and then I also mixed in the thinner tulle that is softer that doesnâ€™t â€œpoofâ€ as much.
- So to make the tutu itâ€™s quite simple. Measure your childâ€™s (or who ever youâ€™re making the tutu for) waist. Mark on the ribbon for the length of the waist since thatâ€™s where you will add the tulle and leave extra ribbon so you can tie a bow to hold the tutu on.
- Next cut your tulle. My strips were on average 2.5-3â€³ in width, but I didnâ€™t measure as I cut, I just cut. It doesnâ€™t have to all be exact so donâ€™t stress about measuring. As far as length goes know the length of how long you want your tutu. So if you want it to be about 10â€³ in length, make sure youâ€™re cutting 20â€³ in length â€“ youâ€™ll see why in the next step.
- Once all your tulle is cut youâ€™re ready to add it to your ribbon. Simply tie it on. Thatâ€™s it. When you tie it on, do it as if you were tying a show. I just tie once though, no double knots so then I actually have 2 pieces of tulle hanging from that one strip I had made. See why I said double the size in your cut? Then you just keep doing that with each step until youâ€™ve filled your ribbon and made your tutu.
This is such an easy project, it just takes a lot of time. Plus Hancock Fabric often has sales (both online and in stores) so you can get great deals on the tulle!