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How to Make a Tu-Tu

Love to Sew Studio shows you an easy way to make a tutu.How to make a no-sew tutu just by tying knots of tulle onto a piece of ribbon.

 This no-sew tu-tu is quick and easy to make. This tu-tu was originally made just for fun but ended up being seen in our Learn to Sew ad for VOGUE magazine, and was used for a photo shoot for our Chic Weekly magazine article "The Circus is Back in Town."

 - As seen in our VOGUE magazine ad, this no-sew tutu tutorial is easy to follow with our photograph step-by-step instructions.


How to make a no-sew tutu.

To make your tutu you will need:

-soft netting fabric

-1" silky ribbon

For a more dramatic tutu combine 3 colors of soft netting fabrics as shown in the photo above.

Cut the ribbon long enough to go around your waist plus 30".

Cut the netting into 2" strips and 24" long.

How to make a tu-tu from tulle.

Fold one strip in half and place under the ribbon.

Direction on how to make a tu-tu with ribbon and tulle.

Take both ends from the bottom of the ribbon and bring them over the ribbon and through the loop as shown.

Simple knots can make a tu-tu.

Pull tight enough to form a knot as shown.

It's easy to make a tutu.

Continue this method alternating colors as shown in the photo.

Here's how to make a beautiful tutu.

Continue until the tutu is as full as you want it to be around your waist.

Enjoy wearing your tutu!

You can also add leaves, flowers, buttons, or bows to embellish your tutu.

Send us a photo, we'd love to see it and post it on our site.




To Learn More About Making Your Own Clothes we suggest Christine Haynes book Chic and Simple Sewing .  It's our favorite sewing book to use for beginners in our studio, and patterns are included.  We also recommend Project RUNWAY DVDs to view as an excellent guide for fashion design.


How to make the no-sew tu-tu. An easy to make tutu.


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