Thursday, 10 January 2013

Scrappy fabric tutu {no sewing}

Hello you.

It's been a wee while. Turns out that life with a toddler is even more all-consuming than life with a baby. Who knew?! However, I did also have my BSL level 3 to complete, but that's done now, so I have time to blog.

So,  a little while ago (summer, perhaps. I'm not sure), I was commissioned to make something for a 3 year old girl. I excitedly suggested a tutu. I was told that the girl already loved tulle ballerina tutu. Ah, but did she have a scrappy fabric tutu?! This is a whole new world of tutu. This is a whole new tutu world. This is a new tutu for a new world. This is... different.

I used strips (varying lengths) of fabrics, with some Cath Kidston fabrics thrown in.

Using a 1" wide strip of elastic, I made a circle and tied it in a knot.

Taking the fabric strips, I tied/knotted them to the elastic.

It really was that easy. You could definitely make this.

And, because I didn't have a 3 year old girl to hand, I decided to model the tutu on my son's teddy so you could kind of see how it might look worn around the waist.

The teddy did not look happy about being used like this.


  1. Looks great! But the big question is ... did the 3 year old love it as much as I do?

  2. Wow it looks fab! I'll have to make one for my little girl when she's a bit bigger.