Tutus are super easy to make and a great fancy dress item. I’ve made this one as part of a Halloween witch outfit, but you could definitely swap the colours and make it as part of any fancy dress outfit. Green and red for Christmas would be lovely! I chose dress net to make mine as it doesn’t fray, just bear in mind this could be a little scratchy for little ones, so wear leggings underneath.
What materials do you need?
1. Measure your elastic by putting it around your little ones waist, then take about a third off that measurement before cutting.
2. Decide on how long you want your tutu to be. You’ll be cutting your dress net double this long.
3. Cut both colours of dress net into strips about 3 inches wide x the length you decided.
4. You can either tie your elastic into a knot, or sew the ends together. I used a fairly wide elastic so I sewed it using a zig zag stitch.
5. Put your elastic on a mannequin, or over the back of a chair, to make the next step easier.
6. Fold each strip of dress net in half, putting it up inside the elastic to form a loop. Pull the ends of the strip through the loop, until the loop is closed around the elastic.
7. Alternate the colour of the strip all the way around until you’ve used all of your pieces.