how to make scrappy tutus


Oh, how I wish I was five years old again!  I would have loved having one of these little scrappy tutus to twirl around in. 

Just like I thought, they went together so sweetly.  I just love how flirty and flouncy and full they turned out.  I know my nieces and granddaughter (yes, even though we have already celebrated our Christmas together, I had to make her one as well) are going to have so much fun playing and dancing around in these.

They were so simple to make.

  1. First cut 10 strips of  2" x 22 - 23"  pieces of fabric in four or five different coordinating colors.  You will need around forty strips total give or take depending on fullness.
  2. Cut a piece of one inch elastic the same measurement as your child's waist.  Then join the two ends together using a half inch seam allowance.  Don't add extra to the waist measurement this will keep the elastic taught around her waist.
  3. Then just tie the strips over the elastic circle knotting them in the center so that equal amounts of fabric hang on each side.  Continue all the way around until the elastic is completely covered.

I can't decide which is my favorite, the purple...

the pink...

or the truly scrappy multi-color one.

Since I don't have a toddler girl in residence I used this old lamp from my craft studio as a model.  Now I think I just may have to make up one to keep on it permanently.  What do you think?

That's it from me today.  I still have a little more Christmas sewing to finish up and I may just make up a few more tutu's for my friends to give away. 

Happy Thursday!

xo, Patty


  1. Definitely keep one on the lampshade. Love it!!


  2. These are so cute! I think the pinkis my favorite but they are all going to be loved :>)

  3. I am so glad that I came back today to see these, they are delightful. I can just see your little darlings dancing around and having so much fun wearing them :) I also agree, that your lamp should have one of it's own.
    So pretty :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  4. Sew cute Patty. What little girl wouldn't love to twirl in these!!?
    xo Kris

  5. I'll be measuring a little two year old's waist today. This is a great idea. I'm wondering if I have any elastic... goodness knows I do have fabric.

  6. Those turned out so cute!! I think I'll have to raid my scraps today to see what I have!


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