How to Make a Tutu

by Jessica Self

I made a tutu or a lion's mane for my pup's Halloween costume! Easy, quick, and cheap! Enjoy!


  • Tulle
  • Elastic
  • Scissors
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Garher your supplies at your local craft/fabric store. I used three yards of different colored tulle. My total cost was only $8!

    Step 2

    First, measure and cut the elastic. Take the elastic and either tie a knot, hot glue, or sew the ends together.

    Step 3

    Than I folded and cut the tulle in 1inch sections. The more you fold the tulle, the less cuts you'll have to make.

    Step 4

    Depending on the length cut the inch sections into desired length. Remember that you'll fold these sections in half to make the knot on the elastic - so be mindful of that when you cut.

    Step 5

    Here is a video of how to make a knot to tie the tulle strips to the elastic. Alternate colors, and fill up the elastic until no white is showing.

    Step 6

    You'll need a lot of these tulle strips...

    Step 7


    Step 8

    This can be a bit tedious, but it really doesn't take that long once you get in the rhythm.

    Step 9

    Finally, you'll have enough strips that the tutu will be full and whimsical!

    Step 10

    TA-DA! Here is my silly pup in her costume! I even made her a tail tuft! haha