So, I went to bought the materials and started doing it all in 2 hours. It's not exactly the 10minutes that the blogger declare as I can't find the nylon tulle roll in 6 inches here. So bought the 148cm purple tulle in 4 metres to try out. Oh my, oh my. cutting them in strips are so tricky. If you are interested to try, you can type in no-sew tutu on yahoo or goggle and you will get tons of them. But there's my adaptation based on what I can get here in Singapore.
Size - 4 year old. I intend for the tutu to be 13" in length.
2.5m of purple tulle [Spotlight sell them at 148cm width at $5.99 per metre]
1 elastic band for the waist band [I chose the 8mm but you can go thinner if you want to]
1 pink satin ribbon to tie a bow in the centre of the tutu
Sewing thread / machine to sew the elastic band and ribbon
scissor / rotary cutter [these are really life saver when you need to cut long rows of fabric!]
First to cut the material into strips. As it's long and flimsy, lay them straight out as much as possible on the floor. As the tulle comes in 148cm width, I've fold them twice breathwise first. Width doesn't matter here but recommend to have it between 5" to 7", depending how wide you want each strip to be. I've choose 5" for each strip.
After I've fold the tulle (breathwise) into 4 layers, each fold will come up to about 37cm or 14". The tulle I bought curls up at the side seam so I've got around 13"+ worth of material : (
Anyway, take your measuring tape and measure 26" from side of seam and cut. I cut 4 rectangular strips of 26" tulle for this project. See below.
|pretty purple no-sew tutu with pink ribbons|
My friend's daughter really likes the tutu. Here's a picture of her nice pose.