An Easy Tulle Skirt Tutorial
I made a green tulle skirt for the Green Party at Alt Summit, and I’m thinking about making one for Ella, because what’s the point of having little girls if you can’t make them little tulle skirts?
To make your own tulle skirt, you’ll need:
Wash, dry, and iron your tulle (or have your mom iron it) to make it as soft as possible. If your fabric was too small to cut full circles, sew sets of two half-circles together to make four whole circles. Baste around the top edge and gather it until it will fit snugly around your waist, plus 1 inch for overlap.
How many yards of tulle Do I need to make a long skirt?
If your final number (length waist radius) is less than 27, you’ll need about 6 yards ( 54 u2032u2032 wide u2013 if you can’t find 54 u2032u2032 wide fabric, you’ll need to buy 12 yards ). If your final number is more than 27, you’ll need about 12 yards.
How much tulle do you need to make a long tutu for an adult?
To make an adult-sized tutu, you’ll need 5 to 8 yards of tulle on a bolt, as well as a few other supplies, the majority of which you probably already have around the house.
How many layers should a tulle skirt have?
My skirts have ten layers of tulle because that gives them the most volume and pizzazz; however, if you prefer something a little more subtle, I recommend five layers.
How do you make a full tulle skirt?
In ten easy steps, learn how to make a tulle skirt.
- Step 1 u2013 cut the tulle fabric pieces.
- Step 2 u2013 cut the lining.
- Step 3 u2013 sew the lining side seams.
- Step 4 u2013 sew the tulle side seams.
- Step 5 u2013 baste the tulle layers around the waistline.
- Step 6 u2013 gather the tulle to match the top of the skirt lining.
- Step 7 u2013 sew the tul
Can you sew tulle?
Tulle is a slippery fabric that can be difficult to sew. Place a piece of transparent tape on the bottom of the presser foot to prevent snagging while sewing. Place a piece of seam binding under the fabric to provide support for stitching.
How many rolls of tulle do you need for a tutu?
Tulle spools typically contain about 25 yards (23 meters) of tulle, so 2 or 3 spools may be sufficient for a child’s tutu, but 4 or 5 spools for an adult’s small or medium tutu, and 7 to 8 spools for a large or extra-large tutu may be required.
How much tulle do you need for a no sew tutu?
You can use as little or as much tulle as you like; I like my tutus to be fluffy and full, so I usually use about 75 yards of tulle on spools. Cut strips twice the length you measured previously; for example, I measured 12 inches down, so my strips will be 24 inches long.
How do you finish tulle seams?
Tulle can be finished with ribbon, rattail cord, fishing line, or simply a hem. One way to finish tulle is to use a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine to sew ribbon along the edge of the tulle. Satin ribbon is a great choice for this because it complements the delicate appearance of tulle.
Can you alter tulle?
But can it be altered? Yes, it can. Tulle is a unique fabric that requires special treatment, but as long as you handle it with care and have a basic understanding of some basic techniques, you shouldn’t have too many issues making tulle alterations at home.
Do you need to hem tulle?
If you’re using tulle, there’s no need to hem it because it won’t ravel and a simple straight-cut edge looks light and pretty.