Tutu fit for a Queen Bee

While searching for a gift for our niece I came across so many cute tutu’s on Etsy. My general rule: why buy it when I can make it? A traditional pink tutu just wouldn’t work for a girl named Clara Bee hence the light yellow, black, and white color palette. All you need is elastic, tulle, and some thread for this project.


Depending on the size of tutu you need cut the elastic to the size of the child’s waist. I wanted a thicker waistband so I went with 2 inch elastic, but any size will work. Sew the ends to create a circle.

IMG_0047 IMG_0045

To the tulle! I always try to buy more fabric than I’ll need in order to avoid a second trip to the store mid-project… that’s THE WORST. Most likely the tulle will be folded in half when it comes off the bolt, which is great, leave it that way for cryin’ out loud cutting will go so much quicker. Next, cut the tulle into two inch strips. Now tie those buggers in double knots around the elastic and BAM! you’ve made a tutu.

IMG_0048 IMG_0050

Clara Bee's Tutu

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s