Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How to Make a No Sew Jingle Bell TuTu

Remember when I made a pink tutu to run in for the Flamingo 5K (a women's health event)?  You don't?  Why do you never remember these things?  Maybe this will refresh your memory.

I've been thinking about a jingle bell tutu for Ella ever since then and since tomorrow is December first I got myself (and Bianca) to work on said tutu and y'all get to come along for the tutorial.   I'm picturing you wearing yours in your next Jingle Bell run!

How To Make a No Sew Jingle Bell Tutu

What you will need:

  • 2 to 3 yards satin ribbon (or ribbon of your choice) (I used 2 yards for a child's size and 3 yards for adult size)
  • 2 spools of tulle in colors of your choice (I used red and green)
  • Jingle bells
  • Scissors 
  • Yard stick

Tie your ribbon in knots to mark the beginning and end (your waist size) leaving even tails on each end.

Measure out a 24 inch piece of tulle (or longer for adult size depending on the length you want) and cut.  Repeat cutting about 20 pieces of each color.

Gather your tulle "strip" and fold in half making a loop at the top.  

Put the loop behind the satin ribbon like so (sorry I'm changing colors on you.  Don't be confused I just didn't get good pics of the red and thought it was easier to see with the pink).

No grab the ends and insert them through the middle of the loop and pull tight to secure.  

I made a pattern using 2 red and then 2 green, but you can do it anyway you want.  To add the jingle bells, I twisted the end of every fourth strand (I thought doing them at the end of each would be too much and too loud, again it's your call) and threaded the bell through and tied it off.  

The end result is adorable, or maybe it's the girls that are adorable making the tutu look darn good.

Congrats to Bianca on making her first EVER craft!  I knew she could do it!  Hallelujah!


G. said...

OMGOSH they (the tutu's AND the girls) are so so cute!!! How clever you are! xoxo G.

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Love this!! Thanks so much for the fantastic idea!!

JulietteHarmon said...

AHHH! I love it! Where is ours for the Lights of Love Tomorrow Night? :(

Kelly D Chance said...

Adorable. I am making one for my niece

robringer said...

you should make one for george :)

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