This is probably the coolest thing I've ever made and I've made a whole lot of stuff. I'm so excited to share it with you! It's a tulle skirt. Or a tutu skirt, whichever you prefer. I've been seeing them all over the interweb: Shabby Apple, Anthropologie and Alexander Grecco. It was relatively inexpensive, I didn't need to buy many things, and it took about an hour to make. Let me just say that you probably need to know a few things about sewing before attempting this project, because I got a little frustrated at times (tulle doesn't like to stay where it's supposed to). For more pictures, visit my blog, Liz Makes. Alright here we go! 
As you can see, I drew what I wanted it to look like before I started making it. Originally I was going to have a black waistband but opted for the white instead. I think it looks better that way.

Step 1: What you'll need

You'll need approximately:
Four yards of 180" wide tulle
Two yards lining fabric (I used white satin)
Enough of 3" wide elastic to go around your waist + 1".

Also, you'll need:
A sewing machine
Pins (lots and lots of pins...)
This is not something that can (easily) be sewn by hand. I wouldn't attempt it in a thousand years.
Wow, you did a great job. I have done a lot of tutus for my daughter, mostly no sew ones. <br> <br>http://www.cheapsewingmachine.net/
Awesome! I like the reuse and simple construction. Was it a zigzag stitch that you used when you attached the elastic?
Thanks! Yes it was!
Thanks, momma!
WOW! You are the cutest!
Love the skirt!! So so CUTE! :) :)
Thank you so much!

About This Instructable


252 favorites


Bio: When I'm not working, sleeping or rock climbing, you'll most likely find me doing something crafty.
More by elewis03: How to Make a Dreamcatcher Glitter Magnets made with Nail Polish No-Sew Doggie Blankey
Add instructable to: