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 to the mid thigh or to the knee.

To calculate the length of tulle that will be needed, multiply the desired length by 2 and then add 2 inches for tying your knot around the waistband.

For example: For a 10 inch length tutu you would need to cut 22 inch strips of tulle (10″ x 2 + 2 = 22″ strips).

Desired Tutu Length Length of Tulle Strips (length x 2 + 1)
5″ 11″
6″ 13″
7″ 15″
8″ 17″
9″ 19″
10″ 21″
11″ 23″
12″ 25″
13″ 27″
14″ 29″
15″ 31″
16″ 33″
17″ 35″
18″ 37″
19″ 39″

Tulle Amount Chart
(Approximate Amount Of Tulle Needed In Inches)

Desired Tutu Length
7″ 8″ 9″ 10″ 11″ 12″ 13″ 14″ 15″ 16″ 17″ 18″ 19″
14″ 576 648 720 792 864 936 1008 1080 1152 1224 1296 1368 1440
15″ 624 702 780 858 936 1014 1092 1170 1248 1326 1404 1482 1560
16″ 672 756 840 924 1008 1092 1176 1260 1344 1428 1512 1596 1680
17″ 720 810 900 990 1080 1170 1260 1350 1440 1530 1620 1710 1800
18″ 768 864 960 1056 1152 1248 1344 1440 1536 1632 1728 1824 1920
19″ 816 918 1020 1122 1224 1326 1428 1530 1632 1734 1836 1938 2040
20″ 864 972 1080 1188 1296 1404 1512 1620 1728 1836 1944 2052 2160
21″ 912 1026 1140 1254 1368 1482 1596 1710 1824 1938 2052 2166 2280
22″ 960 1080 1200 1320 1440 1560 1680 1800 1920 2040 2160 2280 2400
23″ 1008 1134 1260 1386 1512 1638 1764 1890 2016 2142 2268 2394 2520
24″ 1056 1188 1320 1452 1584 1716 1848 1980 2112 2244 2376 2508 2640
25″ 1104 1242 1380 1518 1656 1794 1932 2070 2208 2346 2484 2622 2760
26″ 1152 1296 1440 1584 1728 1872 2016 2160 2304 2448 2592 2736 2880
27″ 1200 1350 1500 1650 1800 1950 2100 2250 2400 2550 2700 2850 3000
28″ 1248 1404 1560 1716 1872 2028 2184 2340 2496 2652 2808 2964 3120

0″ to 900″ = 1 Roll
901″ to 1800″ = 2 Rolls
1801″ to 2700″ = 3 Rolls
2701″ to 3600″ = 4 Rolls
3601″ to 4500″ = 5 Rolls

This calculation is based on tying 3 knots per inch on an elastic waistband. It is possible to make a tutu using less than 3 knots per inch but your tutu will not be as full or fluffy and the elastic waistband may be visible.

Approximate Age Size Chart

Can’t take someone’s measurement? Use this chart to calculate their approximate waist size. Don’t forget to subtract 2 inches when making your elastic waistband.

Waist Size (Inches) Approximate Age
14-18″ 0-24 Months
19-21″ 3-5
22-24″ 6-9
25-27″ 10-13
28-29″ 14-17
30+” 18+