July 10, 2011

Crafty Daddy - The Tutu

One of my friends asked how I made my daughter's tutu...so I thought I'd share on here.  I know I have  a lot of moms out their reading my blog....so maybe this can help you out when you're in need of a tutu!

There are many different ways to make a tutu, but this seems to be a simple/easy way to do so.  You need elastic that measures a bit smaller than your child's waist.  I did a quick whip stitch to connect the ends.  I did not cut the extra elastic off so that I could grow the tutu as my daughter grows.  I purchased a half yard of a shiney pink & a half yard of a flat pink(wish I would have had used a bit more to make it even fuller).  I first cut the half yard in half, and then cut that into 2 inch strips.  I fold the strip in half over the elastic and tie a double knot to connect it to the elastic.  I do an AB pattern with the flat/shiney pink(in the fall I made her a black and yellow one for Halloween!)

The tutu was created as part of the Cow Appreciation Day costume(CAD is a Chik-Fil-A thing..you get free food if you dress like a cow!!!).  Eli got to wear big sister's first CAD costume.  Not sure he'll be wearing the tutu next year :) ha ha  My wife clipped on ears and a tail....why do more than that...the baby gets all the attention(and for good reason!).


  1. You've made day! I'm cracking up that you are giving instructions on tutu-making. Wonderful!! And your baby and wife are beautiful!

    Meanwhile - Cow Appreciation Day?!! Can't say that's a holiday I've ever celebrated...

  2. Thanks Phyl! I thought a few would chuckle over the thought of me makin' a tutu...but as an artist...I defy sterio types of tutu-makers everywhere!! ha ha CAD is a Chik-Fil-A thing. :) Fun free food!!

  3. SOOOO Cute - it looks like she is rockin' that tutu. Congratulations on your beautiful growing family!!