Friday, 30 September 2011

Scrappy Tutu

I've seen a few of these around. And I happen to have a daughter who has more wardrobe changes in a day than Mariah. Plus I have scraps everywhere! (I mean seriously they seem to be gradually claiming more and more ground every day, they spilled out of the box long ago!)

Anyway, I thought the project was win win so I went and started cutting fabric at 10pm the other night. Lots of strips.

I tried to do as many as possible that were double length so I could cheat a little, but the cutest fabrics were smaller scraps so I just double knotted them onto a ring of elastic.

The next morning while Ethan napped Izzy passed me strip and I knotted them on. I amazingly managed to make just the right amount of strips. Apparently a butt load is the correct quantity.


I did end up giving it a little 'hair cut', left is post trimming.

And then I couldn't keep her from dancing and spinning!

A little note though, for those as wise as me.

You can't put it in the washer because of the raw edges. 

So letting recipient eat spaghetti bolognese while wearing brand new skirt is not advised. 

Just for those of you who didn't know...obviously I am a responsible and cautious mother who knows better.



  1. How cute & simple. I love it!!! :)

  2. This is fabulous! Now I know what to do with all my scraps (and all their destroyed clothing that they still love).

    Love the extra note! It made me smile and I can see your little one with spagetti all over her.

  3. That is sooo adorable! I have a two year old that would love something like that! Great job!

  4. What a great idea...I am so going to try this!

  5. This is so cute. My daughter who is a senior in high school recently had to make a tutu. We cut strips of toule in different colors and tied them around a belt.

  6. I love it. It is so beautiful. Thanks for the great tutorial. I really want to make one of these for my 10 month old little girl. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,

  7. Thanks for sharing. I am featuring this at Lines Across My Face this week.