Tutu Size Charts

About Charts – These tutu size charts are based on estimates and should ONLY be used for approximating your elastic and tulle measurements. We encourage you to always use a measuring tape to accurately take your child’s measurements.

Elastic Waistband Measurement Chart

To calculate the proper measurement of your elastic waistband, measure your child’s waist and subtract 2 inches to ensure a snug fit (the elastic stretches).

The totals are calculated on tying 3 knots per inch of waistband.

Waist Size
Elastic Waistband
Number of Strips Needed

14″
12″
36

15″
13″
39

16″
14″
42

17″
15″
45

18″
16″
48

19″
17″
51

20″
18″
54

21″
19″
57

22″
20″
60

23″
21″
63

24″
22″
66

25″
23″
69

26″
24″
72

27″
25″
75

28″
26″
78

Tulle Length Chart

The length of your tutu is entirely up to you. You can measure from your child’s waist […]

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Preparing Waistband For A Tutu

Before your begin making your first tutu, you need to prepare a waistband.
Step 1
Measure your child’s waist using a measuring tape. Unroll your non-roll elastic on your cutting mat.
Step 2
Subtract 2 inches from your child’s waist measurement before making your cut to ensure a snug fit. (you want the elastic to be smaller than your child’s waist)
Step 3
Hold the elastic waistband in place and make a straight cut using your rotary cutter. You may also use a pair of fabric scissors for this step.
Step 4
Pick up your hot glue gun and apply a thick line of glue to the […]

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Cutting Tulle For A Tutu

Learning how to properly cut tulle is essential for making the perfect tutu!
Step 1
Unroll your tulle across the cutting mat keeping the end lined up with at the 0″ mark. Line up the tulle strip with the grid on the cutting mat.
Step 2
Place the ruler’s edge where you will be making your cut.
Step 3
Roll your rotary cutter over the tulle using the non-slip ruler as a guide.
Step 4
Remove your pre-cut strip of tulle and continue cutting until you have enough strips to make your tutu. You will typically need 3-5 strips of tulle per inch of waistband. (see chapter […]

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Recommended Tutu Supplies

Although you can make a tutu with minimal supplies, it is highly recommended that you acquire certain tutu supplies in order to achieve the highest quality tutu. Also, having the right supplies will make your tutu-making experience much more enjoyable. The following supplies are recommended:
Self-Healing Cutting Mat
The cutting mat is ideal for measuring and cutting your tulle strips. The cutting mat prevents cut-through and also extends the blade life of your rotary cutter. Most mats are marked at every ½ inch mark with a heavier line at every 5 inch mark. You can purchase a cutting mat at most […]

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How To Make A Tutu

We hope you find these tutu instructions both helpful and useful for learning how to make a tutu. Once you have mastered how to make a tutu, be sure to check out all the other many beautiful styles of tutus you can learn how to make with our instructional courses. Have fun!

Before you begin checkout these other helpful links!
Recommended Supplies
Cutting Tulle
Preparing Your Waistband
Tutu Size Charts

 

 
Step 1
For this particular tutu, we will be using the slip knot technique. Take one of your pre-cut strips and fold it in half. Ensure that the ends remain even.
Step 2
Form a loop at the […]

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