Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Scrappy tutu-Wowzer Wednesday

If you are like me you have tons of scrap fabric. LOADS of them. I have an entire bind full of just scraps. Why do I keep them? Because I think I'll use them for something and honestly a part of me just can't throw them out. There are a lot of crafts out there that use your extra scraps but I never seem to make any of them because lets face it there are SOO many crafts and projects I want to do.

Then I got a great idea (again on Pinterest). Scrap tutu. Instead of tulle use your scraps. EXCELLENT! It took me about 3o min from start to finish and I love it. Elizabeth received so many compliments today on her fun skirt.

Okay here is how I made it. I cut my scraps 3 inch wide and 22 inch long. Now most of my scraps were not this long so I tied two strips together which makes a cute knot at the waist. Then I made a circle out of some thick elastic (at least 1 inch) that measured my daughter's waist. Finally I just looped the strips around the elastic pulling it tight underneath the elastic. I added a few ribbons just for fun and a bow to the front. I finished it off by trimming the scrap pieces to the length I liked on her and cut some of them at diagonals or points.

My only complaint is that the scraps get a little stringy with no hemming. I just trim them up when the fabric frays too much. I think you could fix this problem by using pinking shears which would make the scraps look super cute. Easy no sew project that your daughter will love.


Tina said...

That's so cute, I love how easy it is to make.

Ellen said...

This skirt is way tutu cute, and so is your little girl. She must be thrilled to have a twirly skirt, I know my daughter would have loved this.

very merry vintage style said...

It's so cute and what a great way to use your scraps. Your little girl is beautiful and she looks so happy with that new tutu! It's gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to the Share the Love link party!

Anonymous said...

I love this! Was just looking at some of these skirts on Etsy! I'm going to start saving more of my scraps so eventually I can make one.

-Kim @ Camisoles and Cammies

Julie Bagamary said...

What a fun use of remnants!!

Andrea B said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I had seen fabric tutus on Pinterest, and I also had just bought a gorgeous gray/black/yellow jelly roll that I didn't know what to do with, which I realized will be PERFECT for my 5-year-old's tutu! One question though, when you wash the tutu, do the scraps come loose, with the way they are tied on? Just wondering, thanks again!