How to Make a No Sew Tutu

With Halloween just over a month away, we thought we would share some easy costume how-to ideas. This no sew tutu we made went along with a superhero video series we created about 2 years ago.

(Apologies for the poor sound quality, we made this video when we were just getting started!)


  • Tulle: 5 metres for a small child, 6-7 metres for a tween, 8-10 metres for an adult (keep in mind, the more tulle you use, the fuller the skirt will be).
  • Elastic: enough to go around the waist of the person who will be wearing the skirt plus a little extra to tie the elastic into a loop.
  • Scissors or rotary cutter with ruler and mat


  1. Fold the fabric twice across the width and then using your scissors or a rotary cutter, cut your tulle into 4'' strips. Don't worry too much about making your strips perfectly straight as once it is all tied up, no one will notice!
  2. Wrap the elastic piece around your waist and stretch it a little so it will be a little snug. Tie the ends together with an overhand knot and cut off any extra.
  3. Place your elastic on a mannequin, a person or if you don't have either of those, across the back of a chair or even over a piece of cardboard to hold it in place while you tie on your strips. Keep in mind that you don't want your elastic to be stretched out while you tie on your tulle pieces. Take each strip of tulle and make sure it is folded twice across the width. Loop the folded edge of the tulle under the elastic. Pull the ends through the loop and gently pull into place to create a knot. Gently pull on the ends until the knot tightens and the tulle is snugly attached to the elastic.
  4. Continue this process to tie all the strips around the piece of elastic.
  5. Congratulations on completing your tutu!

To view our stretchy boot cover tutorial: http://fabricana.com/blog-item/stretchy-bootcovers

To view our superhero cape tutorial: http://fabricana.com/blog-item/quick-easy-superhero-cape

Leave a Comment