How to make a fun tutu for your fashion dolls! You can easily adjust it to the doll, so this will work for different types and sizes! Video tutorial first, or scroll down for the still pictures with words version.
Step One: Cut a piece of elastic and tie it around the doll's waist in a loop with a square knot. Make sure it fits the doll snugly, but you can still take it off and put it on the doll. Put a dot of Fray Check or clear nail polish on the knot to secure it.
Step Two: Cut a bunch of strips of the tulle, about one inch wide. The length will depend on the length of the tutu you want and also the height of the doll. You want them about the right length for the tutu when folded in half. The amount of strips you need will also depend on the size of the doll, and how floofy you want the tutu to be! These do not have to be uniform in size, making them a bit different adds interest and texture to the tutu! (And you will be trimming them up in the last step, so it's better to make them a bit too long and then cut them shorter.)
Step Three: Tie the tulle strips to the elastic waist band using a lark's head knot.
Step Four: Continue tying tulle strips around elastic band until it is covered.
Step Five: Put tutu on the doll, trim and scrunch it until you are happy with the shape!
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